Description: Intended for both lay persons and clinicians, this handy guide to the dementias is a helpful overview of what caregivers and health professionals need to know about the various forms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Purpose: It is designed to provide need-to-know information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses in a clear and accessible language even for the uninitiated. These laudable objectives are clearly met.
Audience: Written for the educated lay public, the book includes numerous glossaries and steers clear of the confusing medical vernacular that often typifies books on the dementias.
Features: The 16 chapters provide a holistic approach to the individual with one of these dementing disorders. Therefore, chapters not only explain the neurology of the various conditions, they also include considerable discussions of legal and practical matters that can easily overwhelm caregivers.
Assessment: This is a must-have book for lay persons who are struggling to understand dementia, and a welcome resource for health professionals.