Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, 7th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816781
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816787
  • DDC: 616.8
  • 568 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias, along with tips for coping with memory loss and related complications and advice for caregivers. Includes index, glossary of related terms and a directory of resources.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Facts about the Brain and Cognitive Decline.
1: The Basics of a Healthy Brain.
2: The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging.
3: Understanding Memory Loss.
4: What Is Dementia?.
5: Dementia: Causes and Risk Factors.
6: Statistics on Dementia Prevalence and Mortality.
7: National Plan to Address Alzheimer Disease: 2017 Update.
Alzheimer Disease: 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: The Connection between Alzheimer Disease and Genes.
12: Clinical Stages of Alzheimer Disease.
13: Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease.
14: The Genetics of Alzheimer Disease.
15: Health Conditions Linked to Alzheimer Disease.
16: Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer Disease, and Dementia.
17: Other Factors That Influence Alzheimer Disease Risk.
Other Dementia Disorders.
18: Cognitive Impairment.
19: Degenerative Neurological Disease.
20: Vascular Dementia.
21: Dementia Caused by Infection.
22: Other Health Conditions That Cause Dementia.
Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
23: Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help.
24: Talking with Your Doctor.
25: Diagnosing Alzheimer Disease.
26: Testing for Alzheimer Disease.
27: Medications for Alzheimer Disease.
28: Participating in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trials and Studies.
29: Can Alzheimer Disease Be Prevented?.
30: Recent Alzheimer Disease Research.
Living with Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
31: Talking about Your Diagnosis.
32: Getting Support for Alzheimer Disease and Dementia.
33: Preventing Cognitive Decline If You Have Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
34: Nutrition, Exercise, and Therapeutic Recommendations.
35: Medications’ Effects on Older Adults’ Brain Functions.
36: Common Medical Problems in People with Alzheimer Disease.
37: Alzheimer Disease and Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia.
38: Pain and Dementia.
39: Sexuality and Alzheimer Disease.
40: Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer Disease.
41: Driving Safety and Alzheimer Disease.
42: Living Alone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
43: Financial Concerns and Alzheimer Disease.
44: Medicare and Alzheimer Disease.
45: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
Caregiver Concerns.
46: Caring for a Person with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
47: Helping Family Members and Others Understand Alzheimer Disease.
48: Long-Distance Caregiving.
49: Coping with Challenging Behaviors.
50: Coping with Late-Stage Alzheimer Disease.
51: Techniques for Communicating with Someone with Alzheimer Disease.
52: Planning the Day for Someone with Dementia.
53: Safety Issues for People with Alzheimer Disease.
54: Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration.
55: Respite Care: Giving Caregivers a Break.
56: Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes.
57: Choosing a Nursing Home.
58: Hospitalization and Alzheimer Disease.
59: Making Decisions about Resuscitation and Tube Feeding.
60: Caring for Someone near the End of Life.
61: What Happens When Someone Dies.
Additional Help and Information.
62: Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer Disease and Dementia.
63: Directory of Resources for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers.