The Official Patient's SourceBook on Dementia with Lewy Bodies

The Official Patient's SourceBook on Dementia with Lewy Bodies

by Icon Health Publications

Paperback

$28.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780597829970
Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/05/2002
Series: Official Patient Guides
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Though many physicians and public officials had thought that the emergence of the Internet would do much to assist patients in obtaining reliable information, in March 2001 the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering" health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Since the late 1990s, physicians have seen a general increase in patient Internet usage rates. Patients frequently enter their doctor's offices with printed Web pages of home remedies in the guise of latest medical research. This scenario is so common that doctors often spend more time dispelling misleading information than guiding patients through sound therapies. ... This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. ... While this sourcebook covers dementia with lewy bodies, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that dementia with lewy bodies is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Drug-Induced Parkinsonism; Paralysis agitans; Parkinsonism; Postencephalitic Parkinsonism; Presenile dementia; Primary degenerative dementia.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward

PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Guidelines
Overview
What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies?
Is There Any Treatment?
What Is the Prognosis?
What Research Is Being Done?
For More Information
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Finding Doctors
Finding a Neurologist
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
Recent Trials on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
General References
Vocabulary Builder

PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Books on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
General Home References
Chapter 6. Multimedia on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
Video Recordings
Bibliography: Multimedia on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Periodicals and News on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
News Services & Press Releases
Newsletter Articles
Academic Periodicals covering Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
The Genome Project and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 9. Dissertations on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Overview
Dissertations on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Keeping Current
Vocabulary Builder

PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
Overview
Your Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Medications
Commercial Databases
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
General References
Appendix B. Researching Nutrition
Overview
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
Overview
Preparation
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance
Overview
Your Rights as a Patient
Patient Responsibilities
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicare and Medicaid
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Additional Resources
Vocabulary Builder

ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories

DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries

INDEX

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