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Facts and Advocacy for Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Statistics surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, advocacy efforts, history, and the impact dementia has on our society.

An urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is also a major and rapidly growing public health crisis. This high-profile PBS documentary powerfully illuminates the social consequences for America unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

This a must-read for families looking for information about care facilities, hospices, finances and costs of care, advance directives, and other topics related to managing the affairs of people with dementia. Are the Keys in the Freezer? is an artful blend of practical advice and the compelling story of a family’s search for the right care for their mother’s dementia.

Dementia is caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior, and ability to perform everyday activities. This guidebook provides essential information on Dementia, but also serves as a historical survey, by providing information on the controversies surrounding its causes, and first-person narratives by people coping with Dementia.

A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present-day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer’s disease.

Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease–or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer’s?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia.

Including key information on different types of dementia, this concise pocket-sized book lets you know about the symptoms to look out for, guides you through the diagnosis process and explains the treatments available.

Neurologist Andrew Budson and neuropsychologist Maureen O’Conner tackle the frequently-asked questions, showing what lapses in memory are normal and which need immediate medical attention, what kinds of alternative and pharmacological treatments can help, and strategies to keep the memory active as you age.

Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of “other” 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.

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