Health Reference: Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 078081469X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814691
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new sixth edition provides updated information about causes, symptoms, and stages of Alzheimer disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. It discusses the structure of the brain, how it changes with age, and the cognitive decline and degeneration that occur in dementia. Facts about testing, symptoms, clinical trials, and recent research efforts are also included, along with information about legal, financial, and medical planning and coping strategies for caregivers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Facts about the Brain and Cognitive Decline.
1: Basics of a Healthy Brain.
2: The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging.
3: Understanding Memory Loss.
4: Dementia and Its Types.
5: Dementia: Causes and Risk Factors.
6: Mortality Rate and Global Burden of Dementia.
7: National Plan to Address Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias.
Alzheimer Disease (AD): The Most Common Type of Dementia.
8: Facts about Alzheimer Disease.
9: What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer Disease?.
10: Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease.
11: Clinical Stages of Alzheimer Disease.
12: Genetics of Alzheimer Disease.
13: Health Conditions Linked to Alzheimer Disease.
14: Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer Disease, and Dementia.
15: Other Factors That Influence Alzheimer Disease Risk.
16: Alzheimer Disease: Facts and Figures.
Other Dementia Disorders.
17: Mild Cognitive Impairment.
18: Degenerative Neurological Disease.
19: Vascular Dementia.
20: Dementia Caused by Infections.
21: Other Health Conditions That Cause Dementia.
Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
22: Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help.
23: Talking with Your Doctor.
24: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementias.
25: Diagnosing Alzheimer Disease.
26: Testing for Alzheimer Disease.
27: Overview of Alzheimer Disease Interventions.
28: Alzheimer Disease Medications.
29: Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Alzheimer Disease.
30: Recent Alzheimer Disease Research.
31: Participating in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trials and Studies.
Living with Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
32: Talking about Your Diagnosis.
33: Getting Support for Alzheimer Disease.
34: Preventing Cognitive Decline If You Have Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
35: Common Medical Problems in People with Alzheimer Disease.
36: Pain and Dementia.
37: Sleep Problems and Alzheimer Disease.
38: Sexuality and Alzheimer Disease.
39: Living Alone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
40: Medicare and Alzheimer Disease.
41: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
Caregiver Concerns.
42: Techniques for Communicating with Someone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
43: Long-Distance Caregiving.
44: Planning the Day for Someone with Dementia.
45: Safety Issues for People with Alzheimer Disease.
46: Caregiving and Taking Care of Yourself.
47: Respite Care: Giving Caregivers a Break.
48: Hiring In-Home Care Providers.
49: Choosing a Nursing Home.
50: Hospitalization and Alzheimer Disease.
51: Understanding Health Care Decisions.
52: Making Decisions about Resuscitation and Tube Feeding.
53: Caring for Someone Near the End of Life.
Additional Help and Information.
54: Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer Disease.
55: Directory of Resources for People with Alzheimer Disease.