Jesse Ballenger, who is the author of Self, senility, and Alzheimer’s disease in modern America : a history and has written a post on DSM-V and Aging for h-madness, starts a blog entitled To Conquer Confusion. A Historian’s Perspective on the Science and Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. In his first post, Ballenger establishes a stimulating link between Alzheimer and the proliferation of social media:
Alzheimer’s disease, it seems, is one of the emblematic disorders of a post-modern culture. And conversely, blogging and social media seems to embody the fragility and fragmentation of postmodern selfhood that has come to make Alzheimer’s so frightening.
I am quite curious to read the next posts.