Can't Remember What I Forgot (Compact Disc)

The Good News from the Frontlines of Memory Research

By Sue Halpern, Cassandra Campbell (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781400137541

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (5/1/2008)
Paperback (5/26/2009)
Hardcover (5/6/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2009)
MP3 CD (5/1/2008)

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When Sue Halpern decided to emulate the first modern scientist of memory, Hermann Ebbinghaus, who experimented on himself, she had no idea that after a day of radioactive testing, her brain would become so "hot" that leaving through the front door of the lab would trigger the alarm. This was not the first time that Halpern had her head examined while researching Can't Remember What I Forgot, nor would it be the last. Halpern spent years in the company of the neuroscientists, pharmacologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and inventors who are hunting for the genes and molecules, the drugs and foods, the machines, the prosthetics, the behaviors, and the therapies that will stave off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and keep our minds-and memories-intact. Like many of us who have had a relative or friend succumb to memory loss, who are getting older, who are hearing statistics about our own chances of falling victim to dementia, or who worry that each lapse of memory portends disease, Halpern wanted to find out what the experts really knew; what the bench scientists were working on; how close science is to a cure, to treatment, and to accurate early diagnosis; and, of course, whether the crossword puzzles, sudokus, and ballroom dancing we've been told to take up can really keep us lucid or if they're just something to do before the inevitable overtakes us. Beautifully written, sharply observed, and deeply informed, Can't Remember What I Forgot is a book full of vital information-and a solid dose of hope.

About the Author

Sue Halpern is the author of "Four Wings and a Prayer," "Migrations to Solitude," and two books of fiction, and she is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" for 2009 and 2010.

Praise For Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Frontlines of Memory Research

"Campbell adds texture to the reportage.... She is a fine stand-in for the author, giving voice with audible humor and empathy." ---AudioFile