Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811941
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811942
  • DDC: 616.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 637 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, Fourth Edition provides updated information about Alzheimer disease and other types of dementia, including multi-infarct dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Binswanger disease, Huntington disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. It explains recent advances made in understanding the causes of dementing disorders, improvements made in diagnostic procedures, and discoveries that have helped identify potential treatments. For people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer disease, it offers information about coping with mental changes and long-term planning. For caregivers, it offers suggestions about many practical aspects of daily life, including planning activities, managing behavior problems, and helping people with dementia maintain their skills. A glossary and directories of resources provide additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Facts about the Brain and Cognitive Decline.
2: The Basics of a Healthy Brain.
3: The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging.
4: Understanding Memory Loss.
5: What Is Dementia?.
6: Dementia: Causes and Risk Factors.
7: Statistics on Dementia Prevalence and Mortality.
8: Alzheimer Disease (AD): The Most Common Type of Dementia.
9: Facts about AD.
10: What Happens to the Brain in AD?.
11: Signs and Symptoms of AD.
12: Seven Warning Signs of AD.
13: Symptoms of AD.
14: Clinical Stages of AD.
15: Younger-Onset AD.
16: The Genetics of AD.
17: Genes Play an Important Role in the Development of AD.
18: Gene Linked to AD Plays Key Role in Cell Survival.
19: Variations of Apolipoprotein E Linked to Increased Risk of AD.
20: Health Conditions Linked to AD.
21: Down Syndrome and AD.
22: Obesity May Raise Risk of AD and Dementia.
23: Type 2 Diabetes and AD Risk.
24: Traumatic Brain Injury, AD, and Dementia.
25: Other Factors That Influence AD Risk.
26: Alcohol Abuse Linked to AD and Dementia.
27: Secondhand Smoke.
28: Heart Health.
29: Other Dementia Disorders.
30: Mild Cognitive Impairment.
31: Degenerative Neurological Disease.
32: Corticobasal Degeneration.
33: Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
34: Frontotemporal Dementia.
35: Huntington Disease.
36: Parkinson Disease.
37: Vascular Dementia.
38: What Is Vascular Dementia?.
39: Binswanger Disease (Subcortical Vascular Dementia).
40: Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL).
41: Multi-Infarct Dementia.
42: Dementia Caused by Infection.
43: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
44: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Dementia Complex.
45: Other Health Conditions That Cause Dementia.
46: Cancer, Delirium, and Dementia.
47: Dementia: A Symptom of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
48: Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Symptoms of AD and Dementias.
49: Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help.
50: Talking with Your Doctor.
51: Diagnosing AD.
52: How Is AD Diagnosed?.
53: AD Guidelines Updated for First Time in Decades.
54: Testing for AD.
55: Mental Status Tests.
56: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
57: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
58: ApoE Genotyping.
59: Biomarker Testing for AD: Checking for Tau Protein and Amyloid Beta 42 in Cerebrospinal Fluid.
60: Overview of AD Interventions.
61: AD Medications.
62: Medications for Cognitive Changes.
63: Participating in AD Clinical Trials and Studies.
64: Can AD Be Prevented?.
65: Recent AD Research.
66: Amyloid Deposits May Predict Risk for AD.
67: Ovary Removal May Increase Risk of Dementia.
68: Changes Occur in High-Risk Seniors Before AD Symptoms Appear.
69: Family with AD May Carry Clues to Treatment.
70: Insulin May Improve Memory in People with AD.
71: Living with AD and Dementias.
72: Talking about Your Diagnosis.
73: Telling Others about an AD Diagnosis.
74: Talking to Children about AD.
75: Getting Support for AD and Dementia.
76: Preventing Cognitive Decline If You Have AD or Dementia.
77: Nutrition, Exercise, and Therapeutic Recommendations.
78: Questions and Answers about AD, Diet, and Exercise.
79: Physical Activity Benefits Nursing-Home Residents with AD.
80: Alternative Medicine Therapies for AD and Dementia.
81: Dental Care and the Dementia Patient.
82: Hearing Loss, AD, and Dementia.
83: Pain and Dementia.
84: Sexuality and AD.
85: Sleep Problems and Dementia.
86: Treatment for Dementia-Related Sleep Changes.
87: Light Therapy.
88: Driving and Dementia.
89: Living Alone with AD or Dementia.
90: Financial Concerns and AD.
91: Medicare and AD.
92: Understanding Medicare.
93: Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan for People with AD.
94: Medicare's Hospice Benefit for People with AD.
95: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
96: Planning for the Future.
97: Elder Law Attorneys.
98: Legal and Health Care Planning Documents.
99: Making End-of-Life Choices.
100: Caregiver Concerns.
101: Caring for a Person with AD or Dementia.
102: Long-Distance Caregiving.
103: Coping with Challenging Behaviors.
104: Understanding Challenging Behaviors.
105: Depression and Anxiety Often Present in People with Dementia.
106: Techniques for Communicating with Someone with Dementia.
107: Planning the Day for Someone with Dementia.
108: Safety Issues for People with AD.
109: Safety at Home.
110: MedicAlert® and the Safe Return® Program.
111: Caring for Someone with Dementia in a Disaster.
112: Understanding Elder Abuse.
113: Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration.
114: Respite Care: Giving Caregivers a Break.
115: Hiring In-Home Care Providers.
116: Choosing a Nursing Home.
117: Hospitalization and AD.
118: Making Decisions about Resuscitation.
119: Making Tube Feeding Decisions for People with Advanced Dementia.
120: Caring for Someone Near the End of Life.
121: Additional Help and Information.
122: Glossary of Terms Related to AD and Dementia.
123: Directory of Resources for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers.
124: Alzheimer Disease Centers (ADCs) Program Directory.