Alzheimer's Disease, 1st Edition

  • Linda C. Lu
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  • ISBN-10: 0313381119
  • ISBN-13: 9780313381119
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 143 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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First described by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906, Alzheimer's disease is a terminal and degenerative form of dementia. Sadly, over a century later, there is still no known cure. Over five million Americans have Alzheimer's; by 2050, Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Biographies of Disease Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: What Is Alzheimer's Disease?.
2: What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?.
3: What Are the Signs of Alzheimer's Disease?.
4: How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed?.
5: How Is Alzheimer's Disease Treated?.
6: The Course and Complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
7: How Does Alzheimer's Disease Affect the Family and Caregivers?.
8: Scientific and Clinical Research in Alzheimer's Disease.
Appendix A: Narratives.
Appendix B: Timeline.
Appendix C: 10 Useful Web Sites.
About the Authors.