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The Resource Alzheimer's and other dementias, Julian C. Hughes

Alzheimer's and other dementias, Julian C. Hughes

Label
Alzheimer's and other dementias
Title
Alzheimer's and other dementias
Statement of responsibility
Julian C. Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With more people in the world living into older age, this book takes a look at the spread of dementia, and provides information and advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them. Written by a consultant in old age psychiatry, the book provides an overview of all the different types of dementia (including younger-onset dementias), from the most-recognized type, Alzheimer's, to the less-frequent types, such as those caused by inherited metabolic disorders or HIV. The book guides the reader step-by-step through how the brain works, and explains the effect of dementias on the brain, and the impact on an individual's cognitive function. A dedicated chapter explains how a diagnosis is reached, including the different modes of assessment, from blood tests carried out by a general practitioner physician, to specialist scans, highlighting how the brain actually works. Detailed sections cover the latest treatments available, including the controversial use of antipsychotic medication, and the possibility of disease-modifying treatments in the future. The book also explains how the multi-disciplinary team works together to look after the sufferer's social needs, such as bathing and washing, as well as their spiritual and palliative needs. This book provides all the relevant information and guidance for sufferers, family and their care-givers to choose the right intervention at the right time, to create, as it advocates, a unique and personalized management plan
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Hughes, Julian C
Dewey number
616.83
Index
index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.H84 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 D-049
  • WT 155
Series statement
The facts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Older people
  • Dementia
  • Older people
  • Aging
Label
Alzheimer's and other dementias, Julian C. Hughes
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- How the brain works -- Defining dementia -- Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment -- Vascular dementia -- Dementia with Lewy bodies -- Frontotemporal dementias -- Other dementias -- Assessment -- Social approaches to living with dementia -- Psychological approaches to management of dementia and depression -- Drug treatments -- Spiritual, palliative, and supportive care, Challenges in caring -- Facts and values
Control code
ocn738376791
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780191628689
Lccn
2011276218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o738376791
  • (OCoLC)738376791
Label
Alzheimer's and other dementias, Julian C. Hughes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- How the brain works -- Defining dementia -- Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment -- Vascular dementia -- Dementia with Lewy bodies -- Frontotemporal dementias -- Other dementias -- Assessment -- Social approaches to living with dementia -- Psychological approaches to management of dementia and depression -- Drug treatments -- Spiritual, palliative, and supportive care, Challenges in caring -- Facts and values
Control code
ocn738376791
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780191628689
Lccn
2011276218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o738376791
  • (OCoLC)738376791

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