Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Alzheimer Disease Fifth Edition By Amy L. Sutton
Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer Disease and Other Forms of Dementia, Including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Corticobasal Degeneration, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia, Huntington Disease, Parkinson Disease, and Vascular Dementia Along with Information about Recent Research on the Diagnosis and Prevention of Alzheimer Disease and Genetic Testing, Tips for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning, Strategies for Long-Term Planning, Advice for Caregivers, a Glossary ofRelated Terms, and Directories of Resources for AdditionalHelp and Information.
More than five million Americans experience the progressive, incurable, fatal brain disorder known as Alzheimer disease (AD). AD, which accounts for between 50% and 80% of all cases of dementia, destroys brain cells, causes memory loss and confusion, and worsens over time until patients eventually lose the ability to work, walk, and communicate. Each year, Americans spend $172 billion caring for people with AD. In addition, 10.9 million unpaid caregivers—mostly family members and loved ones—offer assistance to AD patients. Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, Fifth Edition provides updated information about causes, symptoms, and stages of AD and other forms of dementia, including mild cognitive impairment, corticobasal degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, and dementia caused by infections. It discusses the structure of the brain, how it changes with age, and the cognitive decline and degeneration that occur in dementia. Facts about genetic testing, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, AD clinical trials, and recent research efforts are also included, along with information about legal, financial, and medical planning and coping strategies for caregivers. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and directories of resources.