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The Alzheimer's Action Plan: The Experts' Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems

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Is it really Alzheimers? How to find out and intervene early to maintain the highest quality of life

“Most of us will either get Alzheimers or care for a loved one who has. This action plan can empower you to make a difference.”---Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

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

Alzheimers is a disease affecting more than five million Americans, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds. Millions more are worried or at risk due to mild memory loss or family history. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, many people with memory loss and their families---and even their doctors---dont 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 groundbreaking book tells you everything you need to know, including:

·         The best tests to determine if this is---or is not---Alzheimers disease

·         The most (and least) effective medical treatments

·         Coping with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages

·         Gaining access to the latest clinical trials

·         Understanding the future of Alzheimers

Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimers Action Plan is the first book that anyone dealing with mild memory loss or early Alzheimers must-read in order to preserve the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

Book News Annotation:

Doctors will diagnose a half million new cases per year of Alzheimer's disease by 2010 and a million new cases per year annually by 2050, which means that chances are that if a baby boomer does not get Alzheimer's, he or she will be caring for someone how has. Although they closely consider the needs of families and other caregivers, Doraiswamy and Gwyther (biological psychiatry and psychiatry/behavior sciences, respectively, Duke U.) include information someone in the early stages of Alzheimer's can use to make decisions. Doraiswamy and Gwyther describe diagnosis, treatments (including information on how to participate in clinical trials), daily life, changes beyond memory loss (including related medications), and prevention and control through lifestyle choices. They include a Q&A section and a list of resources. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Leading experts from Duke University provide the cutting-edge information that every family affected by Alzheimer's needs--from the benefits of early detection to prolonging quality of life.

Synopsis:

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

Five million Americans have Alzheimers 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 dont 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—Alzheimers disease
  • The most (and least) effective medical treatments
  • Coping with the effects
  • Gaining access to the latest clinical trials
  • Understanding the future of Alzheimers
    Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimers Action Plan is a must-read.

  • About the Author

    P. MURALI DORAISWAMY, M.D., a renowned expert on brain health, is head of Duke Universitys Biological Psychiatry division and a Senior Fellow at Dukes Center for the Study of Aging. As Director of Psychiatry Clinical Trials at Duke for nearly ten years, he received numerous awards for his work as an investigator on landmark studies. The author of more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Doraiswamy has served as an adviser to the Food and Drug Administration, the American Federation for Aging Research, the National Institutes of Aging, and the World Health Organization, as well as leading Alzheimers medical journals and advocacy groups. His research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times, and on CBS News, The Today Show, NPR, and the BBC.

    LISA P. GWYTHER, M.S.W., Associate Professor in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is a social worker with thirty-eight years experience in aging and Alzheimers services. She is the education director of the Bryan Alzheimers Disease Research Center at Duke and the current president of the Gerontological Society of America. The author of 130 scientific and lay publications, she was honored in 1998 as one of the founders of the national Alzheimers Association, and has won national and state awards for documentaries on Alzheimers disease and creativity in Alzheimers programming. The mother of two and grandmother of four, she resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband of forty years.

    TINA ADLER, a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and science, lives in Cabin John, Maryland. She cared for two family members who had Alzheimers disease.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780312355395
    Author:
    Doraiswamy, P
    Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press
    With:
    Adler, Tina
    Author:
    Adler, Tina
    Author:
    Doraiswamy, P. Murali, M.D.
    Author:
    Doraiswamy, P. Murali
    Author:
    Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W.
    Author:
    Gwyther, Lisa
    Author:
    Gwyther, Lisa P., M.S.W.
    Author:
    Gwyther, Lisa P.
    Author:
    P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
    Subject:
    Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
    Subject:
    Diseases - Alzheimer's & Dementia
    Subject:
    Alzheimer's disease
    Subject:
    Diseases - General
    Subject:
    Memory Improvement
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Reference
    Subject:
    Life Sciences - Biology - General
    Subject:
    Aging
    Subject:
    Personal Growth - Memory Improvement
    Subject:
    Caregiving
    Subject:
    Critical Care
    Subject:
    Diagnosis
    Subject:
    Diseases
    Subject:
    Family
    Subject:
    General Practice
    Subject:
    Home Care
    Subject:
    Eldercare
    Subject:
    Life Sciences/Biology
    Subject:
    Family & General Practice
    Subject:
    Personal Growth - General
    Subject:
    Health and Medicine-Alzheimers
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade Cloth
    Publication Date:
    20080431
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    496
    Dimensions:
    9.26 x 6.76 x 1.58 in

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

    Five million Americans have Alzheimers 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 dont 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—Alzheimers disease
  • The most (and least) effective medical treatments
  • Coping with the effects
  • Gaining access to the latest clinical trials
  • Understanding the future of Alzheimers
    Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimers Action Plan is a must-read.

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