Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316107

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area. Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Detailed case studies facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Includes new National Institute on Aging–Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders. Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323286615

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 276

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"Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at www.expertconsult.com are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses."--Publisher.

Memory Loss E-Book

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143773779X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text and diagnostic tests are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses. Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance. See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies. Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests. Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.

Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory

What's Normal and What's Not

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Maureen K. O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190494956

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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As you age, you may find yourself worrying about your memory. Where did I put those car keys? What time was my appointment? What was her name again? With more than 41 million Americans over the age of 65 in the United States, the question becomes how much (or, perhaps, what type) of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor. Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory addresses these key concerns and more, such as... - What are the signs that suggest your memory problems are more than just part of normal aging? - Is it normal to have concerns about your memory? - What are the markers of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases? - How should you convey your memory concerns to your doctor? - What can your doctor do to evaluate your memory? - Which healthcare professional(s) should you see? - What medicines, alternative therapies, diets, and exercises are available to improve your memory? - Can crossword puzzles, computer brain-training games, memory aids, and strategies help strengthen your memory? - What other resources are available when dealing with memory loss? Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory is written in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style, featuring clinical vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-life examples of how to successfully manage age-related memory loss.

Dementia

Comprehensive Principles and Practices

Author: Bradford C. Dickerson,Alireza Atri

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199928452

Category: Medical

Page: 666

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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss Explained

Author: Alistair S. Burns,Sean Page,Jane Winter

Publisher: Altman Publishing

ISBN: 9781860360176

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 80

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This book has been written especially for patients and their families. It describes the various forms of Dementia, of which Alzheimer's Disease is the commonest, explains how they are diagnosed, and charts the likely progression of the condition over a period of time. At the same time, the book provides a positive note in explaining the many things that can be done to treat the symptoms and to maintain quality of life. It will be invaluable to family members but will also be useful for doctors, care workers and nurses who wish to know more about these conditions. The authors are a team of leading clinical specialists.

The Memory Activity Book

Author: DK,Helen Lambert

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241369800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Slow and delay the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, from memory loss to disorientation, with this practical activity book. Using step-by-step ideas designed to stimulate and entertain, dementia care specialist Helen Lambert explains how engaging in a variety of simple activities can benefit different parts of the brain, and help to keep your mind fitter for longer. What's more, everyone can join in: each activity contains hints and tips that not only show you how to do it, but also include ways to adapt the various physical exercises, games, and craft projects for different abilities, or to include family and friends. Whether your interests are in music, art, gaming, or gardening, The Memory Activity Book has activities to suit, as well as ideas to inspire anyone looking for guidance on how best to interact with people affected by memory issues, Alzheimer's, or other forms of dementia. Whatever your involvement - friend, relative, partner, or patient - The Memory Activity Book offers a valuable resource for everyone living with dementia.

Preventing Alzheimer's

Ways to Help Prevent, Delay, Detect, and Even Halt Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Memory Loss

Author: William Rodman Shankle,Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399531606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 283

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SHANKLE/PREVENTING ALZHEIMERS

Let's Look Together

An Interactive Picture Book for People with Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Memory Loss

Author: Rae-Lynn Cebul Ziegler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932529517

Category: Medical

Page: 58

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Wake up someone's brain with every turn of the page in this delightfully engaging resource. Featuring evocative images of children, this picture book for adults is to be shared between a family (or professional) caregiver and a person with memory loss to encourage meaningful emotional connections and conversations through therapeutic brain stimulation. Research demonstrates that sensory integration in the brain reinforces and excites neural connections. Using the principles of sensory integration, occupational therapist Rae-Lynn Ziegler presents photographs that trigger multiple and varied sensory reactions: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and vestibular and proprioceptive (motion and movement). Tested with people with middle to late Alzheimer's disease, Ziegler's work demonstrates that spending time with an interactive picture book can help keep people with memory loss connected and engaged.

100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss

Author: Jean Carper

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316121606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is to prevent it. After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimer's, memory decline, and other forms of dementia. Did you know that vitamin B 12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? Apple juice mimics a common Alzheimer's drug? Surfing the internet strengthens aging brain cells? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain? Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future. 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's will change the way you look at Alzheimer's and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Neil W. Kowall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344099

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances. Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences

The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422247

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide. -- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Steven R. Sabat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190603100

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Alzheimer's is swiftly on the rise: it is estimated that every 67 seconds, someone develops the disease. For many, the words "Alzheimer's diseas" or "dementia" immediately denote severe mental loss and, perhaps, madness. Indeed, the vast majority of media coverage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia focuses primarily on the losses experienced by people diagnosed and the terrible burden felt by care partners yearning for a "magic bullet" drug cure. Providing an accessible, question-and-answer-format primer on what touches so many lives, and yet so few of us understand, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge: unsparing investigation of their causes and manifestations, and focus on the strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Steven R. Sabat mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. By clarifying the terms surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's, which are two distinct conditions, Sabat corrects dangerous misconceptions that plague our understanding of memory dysfunction and many other significant abilities that people with AD and dementia possess even in the moderate to severe stages. People diagnosed with AD retain awareness, thinking ability, and sense of self; crucially, Sabat demonstrates that there are ways to facilitate communication even when the person with AD has great difficulty finding the words he or she wants to use. From years spent exploring and observing the points of view and experiences of people diagnosed, Sabat strives to inform as well as to remind readers of the respect and empathy owed to those diagnosed and living with dementia. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia conveys this type of information and more, which, when applied by family and professional caregivers, will help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed as well as of those who provide support and care.

Coconut Ketogenic Diet

Conquering Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Memory Loss

Author: William Gregory L. Harrison

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543029208

Category:

Page: 50

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Can A Simple Change of Diet Help Cure Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Other Similar Diseases? Alzheimer's was first discovered in 1906, which means that scientists have had a century to find a cure. However, despite their best efforts, there are still no real, universally accepted treatments. Since 2000, there have been more than 200 drugs for Alzheimer's tested and not one has proved to be a silver bullet. Only a few of these drugs in best-case scenarios relieve the memory loss and confusion, which characterizes this dreadful condition. What if the cure was there all along, hiding in plain sight, waiting to be discovered? Before you start this book ask yourself these questions: What do you know about diets and the ketogenic diet? What do you know about coconuts and the ketogenic diet? Are you worried about Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, and other cognitive diseases? This book will tell you about diets and it will explain what a ketogenic diet is, in a simple yet factual way that does not blind the reader with science. It will tell you about coconuts and why it is an essential part of a ketogenic diet. Most importantly, this book will tell you about Alzheimer's disease and give hope to those worried about this affliction. It will do this without making false promises. This book will cover diets, the ketogenic diet, coconuts, coconut oil, Alzheimer's disease, scientific research, claims of success, warnings, menus, and recipes. Each chapter will provide a stepping-stone to further exploration if so desired. Here are some of the topics that you will understand once you bought this book: Ketogenic Diet- Health Benefits and Dangers What is a ketogenic diet? What happens in ketosis? Ketogenic Diet with Coconuts Coconut oil: its beneficial constituents Beating Alzheimer's, Dementia and Related Diseases with the Coconut Ketogenic Diet Is there an accepted cure for Alzheimer's? Menus and Recipes What carbohydrates, protein or fat should be used? ...and more! ...in her search for a cure, Dr. Newport came across a therapy, which involved MCT (medium chain triglycerides). Dr. Newport's husband was to have a test soon after her discovery of this; in this test, his Alzheimer's was diagnosed as severe. While on their way home, she figured she had nothing to lose (considering the fact that they tried almost everything just to find a cure for her husband's Alzheimer's) and got some coconut oil on the way home and started experimenting on it. His improvement was amazing. Act now and satisfy your curiosity! Get this Book for only $7.99!

Dementia and Memory

Author: Lars-Göran Nilsson,Nobuo Ohta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317916581

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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A negative effect of the ageing population is that more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline and some form of neurodegenerative disease. With the number of people experiencing dementia likely to double in the next 20 years, this change in society presents one of greatest challenges facing public health personnel in the 21st century. The aim of this volume is to describe research that is in progress, and the major findings that have been obtained in the scientific study of dementia. The chapters in the first section of the book focus upon early signs of dementia, and consider several approaches to finding early cognitive signs and biological markers of dementia. The second section considers whether dementia is inevitable for people who become very old, and features chapters on risk factors and proactive influences, cognitive reserve and intervention. Each chapter in the final section describes phenomena which are related to differences in function between memory systems, including anterograde memory in fronto-temporal dementia, and the role semantic memory and semantic cognition may play in developing an understanding of the development of the degenerative processes in dementia. With contributions from world-class researchers in this area, the volume offers a concise overview of key findings in recent research on dementia and memory. It will be of great interest to researchers and advanced students of cognitive psychology, and to those working in related fields, such as gerontology, rehabilitation sciences, and allied health.

The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Author: Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735216207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

Is It Alzheimer's?: What

Author: Various

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780380786367

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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You've dared to ask the question: Is It Alzheimer's? This is the book that will help you find the answer and the information you need. Many people put off diagnosis for themselves or someone they love, believing nothing can be done. Now authors Roger Granet, M.D., and Eileen Fallon calm the fears of sufferers and their families in an easy and accessible format. Find outWhen it is not Alzheimer's Various causes of memory loss, including toxins, trauma, nutritional deficiencies, Lyme disease, and more Early symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementias Myths about the causes of Alzheimer's Finding the right doctor Getting the diagnosis Approved Alzheimer's drugs Experimental drugs that may help Natural remedies The benefits of vitamins and hormones Thoughts on prevention for you and your family Information on daily living The future hope for a cure AND MUCH MORE