Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Linda C. Lu,Juergen Bludau

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381100

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 143

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Surveys the history of Alzheimer's disease, with information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and the latest clinical research.

Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Marlene Targ Brill

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761417996

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discusses alzheimer's disease, including what it is like to have the disease, the history and research, and how people cope with it.

Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Gunhild Waldemar,Alistair Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative and irreversible brain disorder that causes significant neurological impairment. The condition is closely associated with ageing, and it is estimated that 2-5% of people over 65 years of age and up to 20% of those over 85 years of age suffer from the disease. Although the disorder is well characterised neuropathologically, accurate diagnosis can be problematic for the clinician. Part of the Oxford Neuropsychiatry Library series, thispractical pocketbook will summarise the latest understanding of the possible causes of the disease, the methods of diagnosis and assessment, and current management techniques. The book will also include helpful chapters on supporting the patient/caregiver and safety/legal issues.

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

Biological Correlates

Author: Vee P. Prasher

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857756371

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Addresses the underlying biological abnormalities of Dementia in Alzheimer's Disease (DAD) in people with Down syndrome. Brings together recent research findings relating to the neuropathology, genetics, blood markers and neurophysiology of Alzheimer's disease in older adults with Down syndrome.

Alzheimers Disease

Diagnosis, Cause & Treatment

Author: Margaret Strock

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788127830

Category:

Page: 34

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Covers: what is Alzheimer's; the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease; the search for the cause of Alzheimer's Disease; the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease; and hope for the future through research. Glossary, references, and sources of help. Illustrated. Also includes a 28-page guide, "Early Identification of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias."

New Research on Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Eileen M. Welsh

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594549397

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that control memory, thought and language. Age is the most important known risk factor for AD. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. AD is a slow disease, starting with mild memory loss and ending with severe brain damage. The course the disease takes and how fast changes occur vary from person to person. On average, AD patients live from 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though the disease can last for as many as 20 years. Current research is aimed at understanding why AD occurs and who is at greatest risk for developing it, improving the accuracy of diagnosis and ability to identify who is at risk, developing, discovering and testing new treatments for behavioural problems in patients with AD. This book gathers state-of-the-art research from leading scientists throughout the world which offers important information on understanding the underlying causes and discovering the most effective treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

Research Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Author: Miao-Kun Sun

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600219603

Category: Medical

Page: 438

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Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly, is characterised pathologically by extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles, pathophysiologically by synaptic dysfunction, and clinically by a progressive decline in cognition. Currently, AD has no cure and its prevalence is predicted to triple by 2050 with the rapid increase in the ageing population, unless more effective treatments are developed. Since the publication of the second book volume, the rapid progress in the research fields of AD and dementia continues through the intensive efforts of research scientists worldwide.This third book volume contains 15 chapters, bringing together a presentation of research frontiers in current AD/dementia research. The topics include molecular genetics of AD, gene expression abnormalities in AD progression, presenilins, taupathy in AD, single - induced(neuron gene expression abnormalities in AD, intracellular A neurodegeneration, roles of lipoprotein receptors in AD onset and progression, cholesterol and tau hyperphosphorylation, AD diagnostics and therapeutic strategies, in vivo visualisation of amyloid-like structures, cathepsin B, antiamyloidogenesis and neuroprotection, environmental enrichment, Fragile X mental retardation gene and dementia, category learning in Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disease and dementia, and dementia and hypertension.These chapters cover current advances in our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying AD and dementia, in the diagnosis of early AD and dementia, and in the development of therapeutic agents that target memory-relevant AD pathogenesis. The book will be highly valuable to students and scientists worldwide who are interested in the scientific research progress in AD and dementia.

Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner,Alicia Cafferty Lerner

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 151

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Features a collection of essays on Alzheimer's disease, discussing such topics as its symptoms, causes, and current treatments, and contains profiles of individuals with the disease.

Frontiers in Alzheimer's Disease Research

Author: Eileen M. Welsh

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594549298

Category: Medical

Page: 353

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Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that control memory, thought and language. Age is the most important known risk factor for AD. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. AD is a slow disease, starting with mild memory loss and ending with severe brain damage. The course the disease takes and how fast changes occur vary from person to person. On average, AD patients live from 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though the disease can last for as many as 20 years. Current research is aimed at understanding why AD occurs and who is at greatest risk for developing it, improving the accuracy of diagnosis and ability to identify who is at risk, developing, discovering and testing new treatments for behavioural problems in patients with AD. This book gathers state-of-the-art research from leading scientists throughout the world which offers important information on understanding the underlying causes and discovering the most effective treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Rob Bradbury,Michael A. Brodney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540742296

Category: Science

Page: 179

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This volume will first review existing cholinesterase inhibitors prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients followed by some target mechanisms with ongoing clinical trials. It offers a glimpse of what our future medicine cabinets may look like for AD patients. This volume is part of a series that covers hot topics of frontier research summarized by reputed scientists in the field.

The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Carol Turkington,Deborah R. Mitchell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128584

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 321

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In more than 500 entries, The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, Second Edition presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease. Appendixes include major resources, organizations, helpful books and publications, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary.


Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook

Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer's Disease, Related Disorders, and Other Dementias--

Author: Karen Bellenir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 524

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Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder afflict only five to six percent of older people, but this means approximately three to four million Americans have one of these debilitating disorders. The annual economic toll of Alzheimer's disease in the United States in terms of health care expenses and lost wages is estimated at $80 to $100 billion. Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook, 2nd edition, provides current information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, including multi-infarct dementia, AIDS-related dementia, alcoholic dementia, Huntington's disease, Binswanger's disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy, Pick's disease, corticobasal degeneration, delirium, and confusional states. This Sourcebook will help readers recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the symptoms of other dementia. It provides information to help patients and their families understand the differences between reversible and irreversible causes of dementia, comprehend the results of current research initiatives, and know what to expect as Alzheimer's disease progresses.

Alzheimer's Disease

A Century of Scientific and Clinical Research

Author: George Perry

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586036195

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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"This is the book edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Volume 9, No.3 Supplement (2006)"--T.p. verso.

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

Author: Philippe Robert,Sophia Antipolis,Iracema Leroi,Valeria Manera

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889197786

Category:

Page: N.A

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are no longer objects gathering dust on a shelf; instead, they have become intrinsic in our everyday lives. They are now even taking on an indispensable role in many clinical and rehabilitation settings. In the past decade there has been a surge of interest in using ICT with elderly people, both with and without dementia, in various clinical and research settings. On the one hand, ICT can supplement the assessment of functional ability by more precisely evaluating the nature and extent of functional impairment; on the other hand, ICT can be used to support elderly people in their everyday activities, as well as to ameliorate symptoms and improve quality of life through stimulation and rehabilitation. This is the intention driving the development of Serious Games (SG), which are digital applications (often based on Virtual Reality) specifically adapted for purposes other than entertaining, including rehabilitation, training and education. Finally, ICT can also play a key role in the development of interactive educational programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. A handful of interesting studies have started to investigate the effectiveness of employing ICT in people with different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is therefore timely to attempt to scope this newly emerging field, as well as to foster a dialogue among the different professionals, including academics, clinicians and computer engineers, working in the area. With this in mind, the Research Topic “ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders” aims to provide new and interesting insights into the current use of ICT in healthy and pathological aging. The intent is also to identify challenges and new perspectives in the field, gather recommendations for the application of ICT in AD and related disorders in clinical practice, and to showcase cutting edge clinical research. The articles included in this Frontier Research Topics have more than achieved this aim and are a perfect illustration of how ICT can be used to enhance the lives of people living dementia and their caregivers.

Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease

Author: James Becker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198508304

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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This book describes the latest advances in our psychological understanding of Alzheimer's disease, bringing together the main experts in this field to describe recent developments. It will be valuable for people working in related disciplines, such as neurology, psychiatry and neuroscience researchers, as well as providing an introduction to the field for psychologists.

Alzheimer

Author: Konrad Maurer,Ulrike Maurer

Publisher: Piper Verlag GmbH

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 319

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Alzheimer's Disease

A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

Author: James E. Soukup

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275954604

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

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Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzhiemer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.

Alzheimer's Disease Research Trends

Author: A. P. Chan

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600217128

Category: Medical

Page: 309

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Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. This book gathers research from leading scientists throughout the world which offers information on understanding the underlying causes and discovering the treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

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Wie eine gesunde Darmflora unser Hirn fit hält

Author: David Perlmutter

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641182883

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

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Hinter jedem fitten Geist steht ein starker Darm Hirntraining mal anders: Der Neurologe und Bestsellerautor Dr. David Perlmutter zeigt anhand neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse, dass eine gesunde Darmflora uns vor Konzentrationsproblemen und Allergien und sogar vor schweren neurologischen Erkrankungen wie Alzheimer schützen kann. Schon mit wenigen einfachen Maßnahmen können Sie Ihre Aussicht auf geistige Gesundheit und ein langes, erfülltes Leben deutlich verbessern.