Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementias, and Related Disorders / Edition 3

Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementias, and Related Disorders / Edition 3

by Karen Bellenir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0780806662

ISBN-13: 9780780806665

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated

Designed for patients and caregivers, this sourcebook presents reprinted health information drawn from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and periodicals, in a clearly organized format. The 85 chapters are grouped into major subjects, including an overview of the disease, related disorders, diagnosis and treatment, coping for the newly diagnosed, coping for…  See more details below

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Designed for patients and caregivers, this sourcebook presents reprinted health information drawn from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and periodicals, in a clearly organized format. The 85 chapters are grouped into major subjects, including an overview of the disease, related disorders, diagnosis and treatment, coping for the newly diagnosed, coping for caregivers, and research. The topics of individual chapters include risk factors, the role of genes, AIDS dementia complex, cerebral atrophy, warning symptoms, housing options, and hormone replacement therapy. Appendices contain a glossary, bibliography, the safe return program, directory of resources, discount medications, and guidelines to report elder abuse. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780806665
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Health Reference Series
Pages:
645
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IUnderstanding Alzheimer's Disease
Ch. 1Alzheimer's Disease: An Overview3
Ch. 2Age-Related Memory Loss: What Is Normal?11
Ch. 3Inside the Human Brain19
Ch. 4The Life and Death of a Neuron25
Ch. 5Plaques and Tangles: The Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease35
Ch. 6Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease41
Ch. 7The Role of Genes in Alzheimer's Disease47
Ch. 8Environmental Factors in Alzheimer's Disease55
Ch. 9Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome59
Ch. 10The Changing Brain in Alzheimer's Disease63
Ch. 11The Stages of Alzheimer's Disease69
Pt. IIOther Dementias and Related Disorders
Ch. 12AIDS Dementia Complex77
Ch. 13Binswanger's Disease85
Ch. 14Cerebral Atrophy87
Ch. 15Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease89
Ch. 16Delirium and Confusional States97
Ch. 17Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)111
Ch. 18Frontotemporal Dementia121
Ch. 19Huntington's Disease127
Ch. 20Mild Cognitive Impairment137
Ch. 21Multi-Infarct Dementia141
Ch. 22Pick's Disease147
Ch. 23Vascular Dementia151
Ch. 24Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Alcohol-Related Dementia)159
Pt. IIIDiagnosing and Treating Dementias
Ch. 25Questions to Ask the Doctor about Mental Changes167
Ch. 26Warning Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia173
Ch. 27Dementia Screening Tests177
Ch. 28How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed?181
Ch. 29Verbal Memory and Odor Identification Tests May Help Identify Early Alzheimer's Disease185
Ch. 30What Treatments Are Available for Alzheimer's Disease189
Ch. 31Alzheimer's Disease Medications193
Ch. 32Complementary Health Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease197
Pt. IVCoping with Alzheimer's Disease: Information for the Newly Diagnosed
Ch. 33I Have Alzheimer's Disease203
Ch. 34Tips for Living with Alzheimer's Disease217
Ch. 35Keeping Alzheimer's Disease at Bay221
Ch. 36Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: What to Expect227
Ch. 37Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease235
Ch. 38Counseling and Alzheimer's Disease241
Ch. 39Depression Is Treatable245
Ch. 40Should I Stop Driving?251
Ch. 41Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care259
Ch. 42Advanced Directives267
Ch. 43Financial Strategies for Elder Care271
Pt. VCoping with Alzheimer's Disease: Information for Caregivers
Ch. 44Talking to Your Care Recipient's Doctor277
Ch. 45Helping a Person with Dementia Maintain Skills283
Ch. 46Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease289
Ch. 47Caregiving: Routine Concerns313
Ch. 48Tips for Coping with Caregiving Challenges327
Ch. 49Communication and Dementia339
Ch. 50Outings for People with Dementia345
Ch. 51Understanding Wandering349
Ch. 52Coping with Changes in Intimate Relationships355
Ch. 53Caregiver Stress365
Ch. 54When You Need Assistance with Caregiving373
Ch. 55How Do I Hire a Home Care Employee?383
Ch. 56Housing Options to Consider395
Ch. 57End-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: The Long Goodbye403
Pt. VIAlzheimer's Disease Research
Ch. 58Alzheimer's Disease: The Search for Causes409
Ch. 59Mentally Stimulating Activities May Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Risk417
Ch. 60Can Lifestyle Choices and Habits Delay Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms?421
Ch. 61Does Aluminum Play a Role in Causing Alzheimer's Disease?425
Ch. 62Brain Injury and Alzheimer's Disease: What's the Link?429
Ch. 63Hormone Replacement Therapy and Alzheimer's Disease435
Ch. 64Antioxidant Vitamins May Help Protect against Alzheimer's Disease445
Ch. 65B Vitamins May Be Vital to the Brain447
Ch. 66Developing New Diagnostic Techniques for Alzheimer's Disease453
Ch. 67Brain Imaging to Detect Alzheimer's Disease459
Ch. 68Searching for New Alzheimer's Disease Treatments463
Ch. 69Attacking Alzheimer's Disease on Multiple Fronts469
Ch. 70Researching Beta Amyloid Plaques, Tau, and Neurofibrillary Tangles473
Ch. 71Is there a Link between Statins and a Decrease in Alzheimer's Disease Risk?479
Ch. 72Training Improves Cognitive Abilities of Older Adults483
Ch. 73Clinical Trials: What People with Alzheimer's Disease and Their Caregivers Should Know487
Ch. 74Alzheimer's Disease: Current Clinical Trials493
Ch. 75Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE)501
Ch. 76Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)505
Ch. 77Brain Autopsy: The Gift of Knowledge509
Pt. VIIAdditional Help and Information
Ch. 78Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias519
Ch. 79Additional Reading about Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias539
Ch. 80The Safe Return Program545
Ch. 81Directory of Alzheimer's Disease Resources547
Ch. 82Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) Program Directory569
Ch. 83Resources for Discount Medications579
Ch. 84Caregiver Resources583
Ch. 85If You Suspect Elder Abuse593
Index599

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