Alzheimer's Disease (Health Alert Series)

Alzheimer's Disease (Health Alert Series)

by Marlene Targ Brill
     
 

About the Series

Living well with any kind of medical condition takes courage and perseverance. Patients and their loved ones need to know they are not alone. They also need to feel in control, so the illness will not control them. One major way of coping with the stress of human disease is through awareness and understanding of the problem at hand. This

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About the Series

Living well with any kind of medical condition takes courage and perseverance. Patients and their loved ones need to know they are not alone. They also need to feel in control, so the illness will not control them. One major way of coping with the stress of human disease is through awareness and understanding of the problem at hand. This highly readable and extremely helpful series provides young readers with all they need to know about a variety of medical conditions. Each book begins with a short profile of a person living with a specific condition. It then goes on to define the disease, examine its history, and describe its symptoms and treatments. Its accessibility makes this series a useful tool for school reports. Practical advice on living with illness makes it indispensable for young people affected directly or indirectly affected.

Highlights and Features:

  • Focuses on human diseases, illnesses, and medical conditions
  • Offers practical advice and support
  • Is thoroughly accessible
  • Includes a glossary of terms and helpful Web sites

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This title opens with a loving story of a young boy's relationship with his grandmother and what he experiences during her deterioration due to the disease. Alzheimer's is presented in a comprehensive and organized manner, from the stages of the disease to diagnosis and living with the behavior and physical needs of the person affected. The information provided about lifestyle changes and assistance such as support groups is invaluable. A chapter on the history of the disease is intriguing. Mention is made of famous people who suffered from the condition. Interesting pictures, computer and scan images and useful sidebars are included on each page spread. Understanding body systems is complex, and while clearly presented in the text, understanding it is complicated here by the density of text and readability of font type throughout the book. The book contains a glossary of words that are in bold in the text, an index, and "Find Out More" resource lists of organizations, books and websites. This is a useful resource book for school reports, for children of affected families and for adults. The author is an educator for special needs children. Other titles in the "Health Alert" series include Depression, Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma and Juvenile Diabetes. 2005, Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, Ages 9 to 12.
—Elaine Wick
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Without becoming overly technical, the authors explain the causes, physiology, treatments, and complications associated with these conditions. The books are well organized, and each title opens with a case history of someone who suffers from the disease. Depression is especially useful for readers seeking up-to-date information, explaining that there are different types of depression, and that many are caused by a chemical imbalance. The text boxes in each book include lists of famous people who suffer from the diseases, explain what readers can do to help people with the conditions, and offer various warning signs. The photos are colorful and although most are merely decorative, some are startling, including the brain scans of a patient with Alzheimer's and one who suffers from depression. These solid introductions deserve a wide audience.-Christine A. Moesch, City of Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761417996
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Health Alert Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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