Living with Alzheimer's Disease and Similar Conditions

Living with Alzheimer's Disease and Similar Conditions : A Guide for Families and Carers

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This book is aimed at the families of those with dementia covering a wide range of aspects of this disorder. There are chapters on the brain, understanding dementia, what Alzheimer's disease is, how to cope with the physical and behavioural problems resulting from demetia, how to get the best care from the medical system and self help.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 15mm | 166g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 014027913X
  • 9780140279139

Table of contents

The normal brain and how it ages; understanding dementia; diagnosis of the conditions that cause dementia; Alzheimer's disease; Lewy body dementia; research into Alzheimer's disease; the services available and how to use them; behavioural and psychological problems; looking after yourself; nursing; preserving independence; treatment strategies; legal and financial matters. Appendices: useful addresses; further reading.show more

Review Text

New edition of the self-help guide which aims to take some of the load off those involved with these difficult conditions, be they patients facing a diagnosis of dementia or their family and carers. The author is one of the founders of the Alzheimer's Disease Society and writes with compassion and honesty. He explains what is known about brain biochemistry in these disorders, likely symptoms, potential treatments and what help is available, plus valuable advice on legal and financial aspects. (Kirkus UK)show more