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What If It's Not Alzheimer's?

What If It's Not Alzheimer's?

A Caregiver's Guide To Dementia

by Gary Radin and Lisa Radin
Paperback
Publication Date: 07/10/2014
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Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of oothero dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers.

Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions.

This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration.
ISBN:
9781616149680
9781616149680
Category:
Coping with illness & specific conditions
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
07-10-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
3rd Edition
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
229x150x26mm
Weight:
0.68kg

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