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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This is a reference guide for people who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It also includes information about related forms of dementia.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated information about Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia such as cerebral atrophy and delirium states. Because the incidence of Alzheimer's disease is increasing in our population, this book is a needed resource.
Audience: The book is aimed at general readers who are affected by Alzheimer's disease or a similar disease process and their caregivers. The language is appropriate for this audience.
Features: This publication includes detailed information about the process of Alzheimer's disease, including high quality illustrations. Information regarding diagnostics, health promotion for the affected person, caregiver strategies and resources is also included. The glossary is particularly helpful for people who have limited medical knowledge.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for people affected by dementias such as Alzheimer's. It is easy to navigate and includes important information and resources. This third edition updates the second with current research and resources.