A Tattoo on my Brain by Teresa H. Barker audiobook

A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

By Daniel Gibbs , with  Teresa H. Barker
Read by Trevor White

Cambridge University Press
6.22 Hours 1
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Dr Daniel Gibbs is one of 50 million people worldwide with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Unlike most patients with Alzheimer’s, however, Dr Gibbs worked as a neurologist for twenty-five years, caring for patients with the very disease now affecting him. Also unusual is that Dr Gibbs had begun to suspect he had Alzheimer’s several years before any official diagnosis could be made. Forewarned by genetic testing showing he carried alleles that increased the risk of developing the disease, he noticed symptoms of mild cognitive impairment long before any tests would have alerted him. In this highly personal account, Dr Gibbs documents the effect his diagnosis has had on his life and explains his advocacy for improving early recognition of Alzheimer’s. Weaving clinical knowledge from decades caring for dementia patients with his personal experience of the disease, this is an optimistic tale of one man’s journey with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr Daniel Gibbs is one of 50 million people worldwide with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Unlike most patients with Alzheimer’s, however, Dr Gibbs worked as a neurologist for twenty-five years, caring for patients with the very disease now affecting him. Also unusual is that Dr Gibbs had begun to suspect he had Alzheimer’s several years before any official diagnosis could be made. Forewarned by genetic testing showing he carried alleles that increased the risk of developing the disease, he noticed symptoms of mild cognitive impairment long before any tests would have alerted him. In this highly personal account, Dr Gibbs documents the effect his diagnosis has had on his life and explains his advocacy for improving early recognition of Alzheimer’s. Weaving clinical knowledge from decades caring for dementia patients with his personal experience of the disease, this is an optimistic tale of one man’s journey with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Author Bio: Teresa H. Barker

Author Bio: Teresa H. Barker

Teresa Barker is a veteran journalist and book writer whose collaborations include the New York Times bestseller The Big Disconnect, as well as Raising Cain, In the Moment, and Girls Will Be Girls, among others. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has worked for numerous publications across the country including the Chicago Tribune, Nashville Tennessean, and Time magazine. She lives with her husband and children in the Chicago area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 6.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English