The Alzheimer's Action Plan: What You Need to Know--and What You Can Do--about Memory Problems, from Prevention to Early Intervention and Care

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Macmillan, 28 Apr 2009 - 496 halaman

What would you do if your mother was having memory problems?

Five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds, with millions more at risk. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, families don't know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions.

Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, this ground-breaking book tells you everything you need to know, including:
The best tests to determine if this is—or is not—Alzheimer's disease
The most (and least) effective medical treatments
Coping with the effects
Gaining access to the latest clinical trials
Understanding the future of Alzheimer's
Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimer's Action Plan is a must-read.

 

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An excellent source for individuals and families dealing with a frightening diagnosis. Easy to understand and very informative. My goto book in understanding my mothers condition. Baca ulasan lengkap

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INTRODUCTION
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EARLY AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS HOW TO GET IT AND WHY IT MATTERS
1
COULD IT BE ALZHEIMERS?
3
WHAT LOOKS LIKE ALZHEIMERS AND FEELS LIKE ALZHEIMERS BUT ISNT ALZHEIMERS
21
WHY TO SEEK A DIAGNOSIS NOW
38
WHERE TO GOAND HOW TO PAY FOR IT
49
MAKING THE MOST OF THE DOCTORS APPOINTMENT
59
THE BEST MEMORY TESTS
72
YES THERE IS LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS
179
HEADING TOWARD A NEW NORMAL LIVING WELL WITH EARLYSTAGE ALZHEIMERS
181
THE MIDDLE YEARS FINDING PEACE OF MIND
224
WHEN ITS MORE THAN MEMORY LOSS
277
CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
279
MEDICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION ANXIETY AND SLEEPLESSNESS
292
FINDING A CALM IN THE STORM MEDICATIONS TO TREAT THE WORST BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS
314
A BRAINHEALTHY LIFESTYLE
327

STATEOFTHEART TREATMENT
101
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALZHEIMERS TREATMENT
103
THE BEST DRUGS TO TREAT ALZHEIMERS
120
CLINICAL TRIALS CAN YOU SAFELY GET TOMORROWS TREATMENTS TODAY?
139
HOW WILL WE TREAT ALZHEIMER IN THE FUTURE?
164
WHATS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN DIET EXERCISE AND SUPPLEMENTS
329
STAYING CONNECTED KEEPING YOUR BRAIN ACTIVE
362
DOES PERSONALITY CHANGE WITH MEMORY LOSS? AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
379
OUR TOP 40 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
381
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P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., “a leading researcher in the field” (The Wall Street Journal),is Chief of Biological Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.

Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W., is the founding director of Duke's Alzheimer's Family Support Program and a former president of the Gerontological Society of America.

Tina Adler is a science and health writer who has also cared for two family members who had Alzheimer's.

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