Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

by Elaine Landau
     
 

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With President Ronald Reagen's recent announcement of his suffering Alzheimer's Disease, the nation's awareness of the far-reaching nature of the illness was raised. In clear and compelling prose, Landau examines the possible causes, the social effects, and the personal trials of this disease that touches us all.

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With President Ronald Reagen's recent announcement of his suffering Alzheimer's Disease, the nation's awareness of the far-reaching nature of the illness was raised. In clear and compelling prose, Landau examines the possible causes, the social effects, and the personal trials of this disease that touches us all.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Beginning with several case studies, Landau carefully describes the effects of the fourth leading cause of death among adults and places special emphasis on the anguish this incurable disease causes victims and the loved ones charged with their care. The text details the stages of the disease, possible causes, and specific mental and physical changes in patients. Research and FDA issues are included in a discussion of steroids, fetal-cell transplants, the use of Tacrine, and other drugs. The writing is crisp and well organized in the prolific author's familiar direct style. The material will be useful for reports as well as for families touched by the disease. The black-and-white photos are mostly decorative, and only include one informational photo (a brain scan). An extensive listing of related sources and Alzheimer's Association Chapters throughout the country are appended.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531103760
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
72
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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