Cover of the book “La enfermedad del olvido” by Norbert Bilbeny

The Illness of Oblivion. Alzheimer's Disease and Person

Alzheimer, an epidemic of oblivion. The silent illness. An assault over memory. The vanishing of identity. Reality and myth of the personal identity. Person and memory. The person is not only its memory. The self is not the center of the person. The eclipse of the personal autonomy. Dignity until the end. Duties of respect. Cares of love. The person is its biography. Relating the other´s life. Teachings of an illness