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 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.

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

The Dignity Within : a Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends

Author: Patricia R. Callone

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458765687

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 215

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The Dignity Within A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends Of the estimated 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer's disease, more than 70% live at home, with family and friends. Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends is a unique resource for those caregivers so that they can be better equipped to nurture people living with Alzheimer's disease. This expert guide educates the reader on the physical changes in the brain as the disease progresses and outlines what can be done from a caregiver's standpoint at each stage. It stresses the importance of self-care in ensuring that you are prepared to support the person with Alzheimer's disease. Packed with tips and techniques from five authorities in the field, this book answers critical questions such as: What caregiving style will suit me best? What skills are likely to remain as Alzheimer's disease progresses? How do I balance my needs with the needs of the person I'm caring for? How do I find the time to rest and relax? When is it time to consider an assisted living community or a nursing home? And much more! The most important tenet of this book is that we can better care for people with Alzheimer's disease by recognizing the ''essence within'' a person living through the different stages of the disease. This positive approach will help both caregivers and people affected by Alzheimer's disease live with a sense of dignity, importance, and self-esteem.

Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Evelyn B. Kelly

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118112

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 126

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First documented at the turn of the century by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's disease is the most common dementia in older adults, robbing them of their minds and dignity. With the aging of the world's population, incidences of this degenerative brain disease are set to dramatically increase by 2010. However, there may be hope. Research at the genetic level is uncovering secrets of what makes up the disease and how it works. Presenting a history of Alzheimer's disease, this title looks at the human genome and explores how the pieces of the Alzheimer's puzzle are beginning to fit together. Alzheimer's Disease is an adventure into the exciting world of the search for a cure.

The Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Pathways to Understanding the Experience

Author: Phyllis Braudy Harris

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868771

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 289

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"Compels us to focus on potential contributions, on the persistence of selfhood and human agency, and on how the voices of those with AD can teach us powerful and important lessons." -- American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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'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.

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.

Alzheimer's Disease

Policy and Practice Across Europe

Author: Morton Warner

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857754162

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Alzheimer's disease is becoming more common in Europe, with significant human, ethical, economic and professional challenges to society. This book examines clinical practice and service delivery, and identifies policy issues that could lead to improved quality of life for sufferers and carers. The book: - Describes the differing needs of sufferers and carers, and how they can be met by a co-ordinated approach to policy and implementation - Outlines the particular challenges that healthcare policy makers face for this disease - Shows how better models of service provision can be developed and describes best practice models - Discusses the lessons to be learnt from various European pioneering projects This is a concise and practical guide for clinical specialists including psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, public health doctors, nurses, and policy makers and shapers in health and social services.

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 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

Author: Gunhild Waldemar,Alistair Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198779801

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Page: 176

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Part of the Oxford Neurology Library series, this second edition of Alzheimer's Disease is a succinct and practical introduction to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of Alzheimer's disease. This practical pocketbook contains 14 fully updated chapters on key topics such as pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacological treatments, and psychological symptoms. The introduction of new chapters on atypical presentations, end-of-life issues, and case vignettes ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of the possible causes of the disease, methods of diagnosis, and management techniques. Content is presented in a concise and easy to read format designed for quick reference, with helpful key points listed at the start of each chapter.

Alzheimer's Disease

Modernizing Concept, Biological Diagnosis and Therapy

Author: Harald Hampel,Maria C. Carrillo

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805598025

Category: Medical

Page: 193

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How current biomarkers are modernizing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease Expanding knowledge on genetic and epigenetic risk factors is rapidly enhancing our understanding of the complex molecular interactions and systems involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. In this publication, leading experts discuss emerging novel conceptual models of the disease along with advances in the development of surrogate markers that will not only improve the accuracy of diagnostic technologies but also improve the prospects of developing disease-modifying interventions. The novel framework of the disease presented here highlights research on biological markers as well as efforts to validate technologies for early and accurate detection. It also introduces notion of a complex systems dysfunction that extends beyond prevailing ideas derived from the amyloid' or tau' hypotheses. This outstanding publication provides researchers, clinicians, students and other professionals interested in neurodegenerative disorders with a comprehensive update on current trends and future directions in therapy development, with special focus on advances in clinical trial designs.

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.

Clinical Management of Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Ladislav Volicer

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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A problem-solving book that focuses on practical approaches to providing ongoing care for Alzheimer's patients in the areas of nursing, occupational therapy, social work, dentistry, physical therapy, and recreational therapy.

Designing for Alzheimer's Disease

Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments

Author: Elizabeth C. Brawley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471139201

Category: Architecture

Page: 313

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The nation’s entire aged population is increasing rapidly, and the most dramatic rise is occurring in the over-85 age group. With the baby boom generation set to join the ranks of the elderly shortly after the turn of the century, clearly we will need more healthcare settings and other facilities for an older population with a growing demand for long-term care services. In this context, it is vital for architects, interior designers, and those who deliver services to older people—whether designing senior housing or any healthcare setting for the elderly—to increase their knowledge of normal age-related changes, Alzheimer’s disease, the physiological changes and special needs of residents with dementia, and the impact of the environment on elderly residents’ ability to function. Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease provides a much needed understanding of this debilitating illness and the effect of design on residents’ independence, mobility, and emotional well-being. Filled with detailed guidance on the creation of special care settings that address patient needs and support therapeutic goals, the book examines essential design criteria in such key areas as lighting, color, acoustics, safety, and wayfinding. Important considerations involving room size, shape, use, and arrangement are covered in depth, along with specific information on materials and furnishings selection—from floor coverings and window treatments to fabrics, patterns, and ceiling finishes. Over 100 photographs, including a 16-page color insert, give full expression to the design principles discussed in the text. Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease offers a complete blueprint for effective design development and implementation, with the full benefit of Elizabeth Brawley’s extensive professional background in design for aging environments and her own family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Easily adapted for use in home or healthcare settings, this book is a vital resource for architects, interior designers, nursing home administrators, and care providers—an invaluable aid in creating better care environments that allow individuals to function more independently, provide security and peace of mind, and improve quality of life.

Alzheimer's Disease

Courage for Those who Care

Author: Martha O. Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 149

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This is a book for anyone who has been confronted with or will soon face Alzheimer's disease. Written by someone who has witnessed firsthand the effects of every stage of this mysterious and devastating illness, Alzheimer's Disease offers encouraging words of hope for patients and those who care for them.