Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease was a finalist for a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Award!

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, only half of whom have been diagnosed. An uncertain but even larger number have mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to Alzheimer's. By 2030, barring a cure for this illness, the number of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is estimated to be 8 million, and by 2050, 14 million. The cost in both suffering and dollars on the part of patients and families is enormous and continues to grow worldwide.

Alzheimer's Disease provides an overview of the latest findings regarding the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. It will help caregivers and family members gain a better understanding of the nature of the disease process and the available options for coping with and managing this illness. Chapters include an introduction to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, aging memory depression medications alternative treatments stages and prognosis of the disease a chapter for caregivers and much more. The subtitles of each chapter are written in question format to help readers search for the topics that most relate to their problem. To further help navigate this book, references are organized by topic and chapter at the end of the book. In addition, all abbreviations are listed in a table at the beginning of the book, and words that appear in the glossary are italicized upon their first occurrence in the text. This latest volume in the American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guide series is an essential tool for all families coping with Alzheimer's disease.

Product Details

  • Publication Date April 01, 2005
  • Page Count 207
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603125

About The Author(s)

Dr. Paul Dash

Dr. Paul Dash holds a master's degree in neuroscience as well as his medical degree. He has been board certified in neurology since 1991. Dr. Dash has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Science Center since 2002. He has three children and two stepchildren and resides in New Orleans.

Dr. Nicole Villemarette-Pitman PhD

Dr. Nicole Villemarette-Pittman holds a doctorate in Applied Biopsychology. She is currently the Administrative Director of Neurology Research Development at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Research Core Director of the LSUHSC-NO Epilepsy Center of Excellence, and the Managing Editor for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.

Table of Contents

"Introduction to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Aging versus Alzheimer's
Memory Under the Microscope
Alzheimer's, Depression, and Other Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
Dementia Diagnosis
Alzheimer's vs. Other Causes of Dementia
Medications for Alzheimer's Disease
Treatments for Behavioral Symptoms and Other Complications of Alzheimer's
Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer's
Practical Issues for the Patient and Family
Preventing Alzheimer's Disease
Care for the Caregiver
Stages and Prognosis in Alzheimer's
Transition of Care
The Future for Alzheimer's Disease"