100 Questions & Answers About Alzheimer's Disease

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A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be heartbreaking news. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or are a friend or relative of someone with Alzheimer’s, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor’s and patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Alzheimer’s Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and much more. Written by two prominent neurologists specializing in ...
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Overview

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be heartbreaking news. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or are a friend or relative of someone with Alzheimer’s, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor’s and patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Alzheimer’s Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and much more. Written by two prominent neurologists specializing in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is written to give information to caregivers and family members of persons with Alzheimer's disease. It is written as answers to questions.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease about the nature of the illness and about current and future approaches to treating and managing the illness. These are worthy objectives, but the authors miss the mark a bit in the answers they give.
Audience: The authors, experienced clinicians and researchers in Alzheimer's disease, clearly intend this book for families and caregivers of demented persons, especially those with Alzheimer's disease.
Features: This book discusses the nature of Alzheimer's disease, its diagnosis, management, and treatment, along with helpful advice for caregivers. There is a glossary and an appendix of helpful organizations and Web sites.
Assessment: This book might confuse caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. In a number of places, the results of diagnostic testing, suggestions of risk reduction, and methods of treatment that are currently experimental may be mistakenly perceived as being generally available to the public. In other places, the concepts and language may be too technical to be of the most help to the intended audience.
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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is written to give information to caregivers and family members of persons with Alzheimer's disease. It is written as answers to questions.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease about the nature of the illness and about current and future approaches to treating and managing the illness. These are worthy objectives, but the authors miss the mark a bit in the answers they give.
Audience: The authors, experienced clinicians and researchers in Alzheimer's disease, clearly intend this book for families and caregivers of demented persons, especially those with Alzheimer's disease.
Features: This book discusses the nature of Alzheimer's disease, its diagnosis, management, and treatment, along with helpful advice for caregivers. There is a glossary and an appendix of helpful organizations and Web sites.
Assessment: This book might confuse caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. In a number of places, the results of diagnostic testing, suggestions of risk reduction, and methods of treatment that are currently experimental may be mistakenly perceived as being generally available to the public. In other places, the concepts and language may be too technical to be of the most help to the intended audience.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763732547
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Introduction vii
Part 1. The Basics 1
What is Alzheimer's disease?
Is AD a new disease? Was it less common 20 years ago?
Is AD hereditary?
What should I know about the brain to understand AD?
Part 2. Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis 21
What causes AD?
Does the risk of AD increase with age?
What is early-onset familial AD?
Can strokes or head injury cause AD?
Part 3. Treatment 89
What are the goals of treating AD?
Why do I need a brain scan?
What is the vaccine for AD?
Part 4. Caring for a Person with AD 117
How do I tell other family members about a diagnosis of AD?
Why do people with AD become agitated?
What legal and financial issues should I be aware of?
Part 5. Searching for the Cure 183
Are any new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches under development?
Can AD-damaged nerve cells be restored?
What are the pros and cons of joining a clinical trial? How do I join?
Appendix 195
Glossary 199
Index 211
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