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Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 466

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease: Lifecourse Perspectives on Risk Reduction summarizes the growing body of knowledge on the distribution and causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in human populations, providing the reader with knowledge on how we define the disease and what its risk and protective factors are in the context of a life-course approach. At the conclusion of the book, the reader will understand why Alzheimer’s disease likely begins at conception, then progresses through early-life and adult risk factors that ultimately impact the balance between pathologic insults in the brain and the ability of the brain to modify disease symptoms. In contrast to edited volumes that may have little cohesio...

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-03
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  • Publisher: RosettaBooks

“Speaking for my colleagues, we are confident that we can treat Alzheimer’s disease and reduce its burden on individuals and society.” —Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph. D., Medical Editor Mayo Clinic has helped many Alzheimer’s patients and their families cope with a difficult disease, through both patient care and our earlier books. Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease is completely updated based on the patient care experience and research of Mayo doctors. The book brings you the latest, most effective treatment approaches we know and is a must-read for every caregiver. Actively managing Alzheimer’s and other conditions that cause dementia can significantly improve quality of life,...

Cinematic Representations of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cinematic Representations of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-08-09
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book offers a cross-cultural approach to cinematic representations of Alzheimer’s disease in non-mainstream cinema. Even though Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a global health issue, it is not perceived or represented homogenously around the world. Contrary to very well-known mainstream films, the films discussed do not focus on the negative aspects normally associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but on the importance of portraying the perspective of the persons living with Alzheimer’s and their personhood. Similarly, this book analyses how the films use Alzheimer’s as a trope to address issues relating to different areas of life and society such as, for example, family matters, intergenerational relationships, gender issues, national traditions versus global modernity, and caring for people with dementia. By examining an array of films, from crime fiction to documentary, that each present non-stigmatising representations of Alzheimer’s disease, this in-depth study ultimately demonstrates the power of culture in shaping meaning.

Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

Alzheimer's Disease

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-01
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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

Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 195

Alzheimer's Disease

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.

Before I Forget
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Before I Forget

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-01-19
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  • Publisher: Harmony

“I know where I’m going. I’m still myself. I just can’t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I’ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It’s like I’m talking to my other self—the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy—not that. I’m conscious of that other self guiding me now.” Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She’s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its af...

Neuroprotection in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Neuroprotection in Alzheimer's Disease

Neuroprotection in Alzheimer’s Disease offers a translational point-of-view from both basic and clinical standpoints, putting it on the cusp for further clinical development with its emphasis on nerve cell protection, including the accumulation of knowledge from failed clinical trials and new advances in disease management. This book brings together the latest findings, both basic, and clinical, under the same cover, making it easy for the reader to obtain a complete overview of the state-of-the-field and beyond. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. It is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory, thinking...

Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 106

Alzheimer's Disease

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.

The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 321

The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease

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 Disease: The Changing View
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 387

Alzheimer Disease: The Changing View

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-05-22
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

This book details how "Alzheimer Disease" went from being an obscure neurologic diagnosis to a household word. The words of those responsible for this revolution are the heart of this book. Dr. Robert Katzman and Dr. Katherine Bick, leaders in Alzheimer research and policy making, interview the people responsible for this awakening of public consciousness about Alzheimer Disease from 1960 to 1980. They speak with the scientists, public health officials, government regulators, and concerned relatives and activists responsible for taking this neurodegenerative disease out of the "back wards" through the halls of Congress, and on to the front page. The reader will learn how the explosive increase in research funding and public awareness came about, how physicians and psychiatrists established diagnostic criteria, how drugs were developed that offer hope for sufferers, and how the Alzheimer's Association was born. * Written in the words of those responsible for the widespread recognition of this neurodegenerative disease * The authors are recognised as leaders in Alzheimer research and policy making