My mom said this:
Finished reading Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News From the Front Lines of Memory Research [by Sue Halpern]. As far as I’m concerned, Carved in Sand [by Cathryn Ramin] is much the better book. Less science but better, more careful and detailed, description of remedies tried.Â Halpern personalizes each scientist she talked to in an irritating way, and then describes their theories in great detail, only to report their failures later. As a matter of fact, most of the news she reports, especially about Alzheimer’s, is bad news. The good news is that daily exercise appears to be beneficial to memory, as are a host of other things supposedly good for it. Earthshaking.