New eBook Claims We Are Not Ready for the Alzheimers Epidemic

Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

Author Danton H. ODay, PhD has just released a new eBook, The Alzheimers EpidemicSearching for Causes and a Cure (US$ 14.99; ISBN 978-1-4566-1356-3), in which he provides breakthrough insight on Alzheimers disease and the increasing, threatening Alzheimers epidemic. With 80 original figures (most in colour) and 15 tables in 16 detailed chapters, O’Day’s new book goes well beyond what the average person reads in newspapers and online. By reviewing the latest international research it delves deeply into our understanding of the dreaded descent into darkness that characterizes this terrifying disease.

There is a growing concern worldwide that the Alzheimers epidemic will be a devastating economic problem. Its effect on healthcare resources will be immeasurable. But to those who suffer from the disease, their family and caregivers, the concerns are more real and much more personal. This is the first book to explain what the Alzheimers epidemic is. It details what is known about the disease and what is being done to find a cure. In a no-holds-barred approach, it takes the reader beyond the simplicity of newspaper articles and web-based reporting by detailing the progressive changes that occur in Alzheimers brain. It covers what causes those changes and how biomedical researchers are directing their efforts to find the causes and a cure for this devastating disease.

The following are just some of the questions that are answered:

What are the types of Alzheimers disease? What causes Alzheimers disease? What are plaques and tangles? How does the disease progress? How is the latest research helping? Which pharmaceuticals offer hope? What are biomarkers and how can they help? What genes are involved in the disease? Why is finding a cure taking so long? Why does Alzheimers exist? Was there an evolutionary advantage to plaques & tangles? What does the future hold?

The answers to these questions will not only be enlightening, they will reveal what lies on the horizon. There is good news and bad news. Knowing what they are will help us all understand what we are up against as we deal with the Alzheimers epidemic on a personal and global level.

The Alzheimers Epidemic is written by Danton H. ODay, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and The Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. With over 130 original research publications and several books that include original research on the brain and on Alzheimers disease proteins, he offers an insightful, unique and critical view on the subject.

Available in all eBook formats at any of the following: Amazon (Kindle), iBookstore (iPad, iPhone), Barnes & Noble (Nook), ReaderStore (Sony eReader), Kobo, Google bookstore as well as and many other eBook retailers worldwide. The guide is also available as a printed black and white or full color trade book at

Interested parties may contact Dan (danton(dot)oday(at)utoronto(dot)ca) for a review copy of the eBook or for more information.

The Alzheimers Epidemic Website

The author is also pleased to announce a website about the book that offers free PowerPoint slides of figures from the book for downloading; several narrated animations on selected topics; links to Alzheimers websites; and, in the future, updates on the latest Alzheimers research.

The Same Book is Also Available in Print

Use the Bookstore Preview to view the Table of Contents and dozens of selected pages.

Printed copies of the book are available in both soft cover and hardcover versions at

Contact Information:

Name: Danton H. ODay

Address: 1486 Willowdown Road, Oakville, Ontario, CANADA L6L 1X3

Email (preferred): danton(dot)oday(at)utoronto(dot)ca

Cell: 905-808-6566


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