Home > Books > Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
View PDF

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Hughes, Julian C.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-199-59655-3
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 85
  • Description
  • Details

With more people in the world living into older age, Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia, and provides authoritative information and practical 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 - 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 in clear and simple language 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 GP, 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. Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts 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 the book advocates - a unique and personalized management plan.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Hughes, Julian C.
  • ISBN: 978-0-199-59655-3
  • Specialty:
    Geriatrics & Gerontology
    Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 0
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 85

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Online Network Features up-to-date information and visual tools for diagnosing diseases and following the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.
JOTM
Derwent Drug File Derwent Drug File is the definitive source for information on all aspects of drug development, synthesis, evaluation, manufacture and use.
JOTM
Obstetrics & Gynecology Official journal of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), promotes excellence in the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology and closely related fields.
JOTM
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Publishes peer reviewed scientific papers on contemporary drug therapy and pharmacy practice innovations in hospitals and health systems.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Cancer Immunotherapy Principles and Practice
The authoritative reference on cancer immunobiology and the immunotherapy treatments that harness the immune system to combat malignant disease.

Pediatric Neuroradiology: Clinical Practice Essentials
Offers concise guidelines on very complex topics related to the areas of pediatric neuroradiology in which it is crucial that radiologists make correct diagnoses.