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Alzheimer's and other Dementias

Alzheimer's and other Dementias

by Julian C. Hughes
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/08/2011
  $36.95
With more people in the world living into older age, so the burden of problems associated with ageing increases. Alzheimer's and other Dementias takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.Written by a consultant in old age psychiatry, Alzheimer's and other Dementias
provides an overview of all the different types of dementia, from the most-recognized - Alzheimer's - to less-frequent, such as vascular or HIV. The book guides the reader step-by-step through how the
brain works, and explains in clear and simple language the effect of dementias on the brain, and the impact on an individual's cognitive function.A dedicated chapter explains how a diagnosis is reached, including the different modes of assessment, from blood tests carried out by a GP, to specialist scans highlighting how the brain actually works. Detailed sections cover the latest treatments available, including the controversial use of anti-psychotic medication, and
features FAQs to help sufferers and their families select the right combination.The book also explains how the multi-disciplinary team works together to look after the sufferer's
social needs, such as bathing and washing, to their spiritual and palliative needs. Alzheimer's and other Dementias provides all the relevant information and guidance for sufferers, family and their care-givers to choose the right intervention at the right time, to create - as the book advocates - a unique and personalized management plan.
ISBN:
9780199596553
9780199596553
Category:
Alzheimer‰Ûªs & dementia
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-08-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
195x138x13mm
Weight:
0.21kg

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