Title

Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood

ISBN

978-1-5179-0228-5

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2022

Abstract

An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging

With no known cause or cure despite a century of research, Alzheimer’s disease is a true medical mystery. Scott Selberg examines the nature of this enduring national health crisis by looking at the disease’s relationship to media and representation, showing how collective investments in different kinds of media have historically shaped how we understand, treat, and live with this disease.

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Rights

Copyright 2022 University of Minnesota Press

Description

Contents

Introduction:

Alzheimer’s and Media

1. Origin Myths: History, Histology, and Representational Value

2. New Media Pioneers: Neuroimaging a National Crisis

3. Use It or Lose It: Affirming the Self, Defining the Person

4. PET Scans and Polaroids: Anachronizing Personhood

5. Dementia in the Museum: Modern Art as Public Care

6. Dementia on the Canvas: Art, Therapy, and Creativity’s Values

7. Loved Ones: The Capacity for Representation, Recognition, and Care

Epilogue: “How to Not Forget”

Acknowledgments

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37671

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