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

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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
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Reviewer: 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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780806665
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Health Reference Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 645
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Ch. 1 Alzheimer's Disease: An Overview 3
Ch. 2 Age-Related Memory Loss: What Is Normal? 11
Ch. 3 Inside the Human Brain 19
Ch. 4 The Life and Death of a Neuron 25
Ch. 5 Plaques and Tangles: The Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease 35
Ch. 6 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease 41
Ch. 7 The Role of Genes in Alzheimer's Disease 47
Ch. 8 Environmental Factors in Alzheimer's Disease 55
Ch. 9 Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome 59
Ch. 10 The Changing Brain in Alzheimer's Disease 63
Ch. 11 The Stages of Alzheimer's Disease 69
Pt. II Other Dementias and Related Disorders
Ch. 12 AIDS Dementia Complex 77
Ch. 13 Binswanger's Disease 85
Ch. 14 Cerebral Atrophy 87
Ch. 15 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 89
Ch. 16 Delirium and Confusional States 97
Ch. 17 Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) 111
Ch. 18 Frontotemporal Dementia 121
Ch. 19 Huntington's Disease 127
Ch. 20 Mild Cognitive Impairment 137
Ch. 21 Multi-Infarct Dementia 141
Ch. 22 Pick's Disease 147
Ch. 23 Vascular Dementia 151
Ch. 24 Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Alcohol-Related Dementia) 159
Pt. III Diagnosing and Treating Dementias
Ch. 25 Questions to Ask the Doctor about Mental Changes 167
Ch. 26 Warning Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia 173
Ch. 27 Dementia Screening Tests 177
Ch. 28 How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed? 181
Ch. 29 Verbal Memory and Odor Identification Tests May Help Identify Early Alzheimer's Disease 185
Ch. 30 What Treatments Are Available for Alzheimer's Disease 189
Ch. 31 Alzheimer's Disease Medications 193
Ch. 32 Complementary Health Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease 197
Pt. IV Coping with Alzheimer's Disease: Information for the Newly Diagnosed
Ch. 33 I Have Alzheimer's Disease 203
Ch. 34 Tips for Living with Alzheimer's Disease 217
Ch. 35 Keeping Alzheimer's Disease at Bay 221
Ch. 36 Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: What to Expect 227
Ch. 37 Nutrition for Alzheimer's Disease 235
Ch. 38 Counseling and Alzheimer's Disease 241
Ch. 39 Depression Is Treatable 245
Ch. 40 Should I Stop Driving? 251
Ch. 41 Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care 259
Ch. 42 Advanced Directives 267
Ch. 43 Financial Strategies for Elder Care 271
Pt. V Coping with Alzheimer's Disease: Information for Caregivers
Ch. 44 Talking to Your Care Recipient's Doctor 277
Ch. 45 Helping a Person with Dementia Maintain Skills 283
Ch. 46 Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease 289
Ch. 47 Caregiving: Routine Concerns 313
Ch. 48 Tips for Coping with Caregiving Challenges 327
Ch. 49 Communication and Dementia 339
Ch. 50 Outings for People with Dementia 345
Ch. 51 Understanding Wandering 349
Ch. 52 Coping with Changes in Intimate Relationships 355
Ch. 53 Caregiver Stress 365
Ch. 54 When You Need Assistance with Caregiving 373
Ch. 55 How Do I Hire a Home Care Employee? 383
Ch. 56 Housing Options to Consider 395
Ch. 57 End-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: The Long Goodbye 403
Pt. VI Alzheimer's Disease Research
Ch. 58 Alzheimer's Disease: The Search for Causes 409
Ch. 59 Mentally Stimulating Activities May Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Risk 417
Ch. 60 Can Lifestyle Choices and Habits Delay Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms? 421
Ch. 61 Does Aluminum Play a Role in Causing Alzheimer's Disease? 425
Ch. 62 Brain Injury and Alzheimer's Disease: What's the Link? 429
Ch. 63 Hormone Replacement Therapy and Alzheimer's Disease 435
Ch. 64 Antioxidant Vitamins May Help Protect against Alzheimer's Disease 445
Ch. 65 B Vitamins May Be Vital to the Brain 447
Ch. 66 Developing New Diagnostic Techniques for Alzheimer's Disease 453
Ch. 67 Brain Imaging to Detect Alzheimer's Disease 459
Ch. 68 Searching for New Alzheimer's Disease Treatments 463
Ch. 69 Attacking Alzheimer's Disease on Multiple Fronts 469
Ch. 70 Researching Beta Amyloid Plaques, Tau, and Neurofibrillary Tangles 473
Ch. 71 Is there a Link between Statins and a Decrease in Alzheimer's Disease Risk? 479
Ch. 72 Training Improves Cognitive Abilities of Older Adults 483
Ch. 73 Clinical Trials: What People with Alzheimer's Disease and Their Caregivers Should Know 487
Ch. 74 Alzheimer's Disease: Current Clinical Trials 493
Ch. 75 Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) 501
Ch. 76 Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) 505
Ch. 77 Brain Autopsy: The Gift of Knowledge 509
Pt. VII Additional Help and Information
Ch. 78 Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 519
Ch. 79 Additional Reading about Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 539
Ch. 80 The Safe Return Program 545
Ch. 81 Directory of Alzheimer's Disease Resources 547
Ch. 82 Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) Program Directory 569
Ch. 83 Resources for Discount Medications 579
Ch. 84 Caregiver Resources 583
Ch. 85 If You Suspect Elder Abuse 593
Index 599
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