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ID: 10406
Title:Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: The Essential Resource for Treatment, Coping and Caregiving.
Publication Year: 2006
Format(s): Book Monograph
Language(s): English
Audience(s): Older Americans , FamiliesĀ of Alzheimer's Patients , Family Caregivers , People with Dementia
Author(s): Petersen, R., ed.
Source: Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic Health Solutions. 2006. 350 p.

Abstract: This guide is designed to help non-professionals understand dementia and its effects on your mind, the differences between dementia and changes associated with normal aging, and how to improve memory and maintain good mental function. Part 1 provides an overview of dementia, the physical and mental changes that occur in normal aging, and the process of diagnosing dementia. Part 2 focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, including how it develops, its stages, diagnosis, biological basis, and treatment. Part 3 discusses non-Alzheimer’s forms of dementia, including frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular cognitive impairment, and others. Part 4 highlights the latest information in such areas as mild cognitive impairment, ways to stay mentally sharp, and research trends. The book also provides a 100-plus-page Action Guide for Caregivers, with tips and strategies for caring for a loved one with dementia and caring for oneself. Illustrations, additional resources, and index.

Notes: Copyright; yes.

Availability: Available from the Mayo Clinic Health Solutions Bookstore. P.O. Box 3301, Big Sandy, TX 75755-9343. (800) 291-1128. E-mail: customerservice@mayopublications.com. Website: http://bookstore.mayoclinic.com. PRICE: $29.95. ISBN: 1893005410.
Major Descriptor(s): DEMENTIA , AGING , ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE , MEMORY , COGNITIVE-FUNCTION , MILD-COGNITIVE-IMPAIRMENT , HEALTH-PROMOTION , CAREGIVING , MEMORY-TRAINING , COGNITIVE-TRAINING , MENTAL-HEALTH
Minor Descriptor(s): FRONTOTEMPORAL-DEMENTIA , DEMENTIA-WITH-LEWY-BODIES , VASCULAR-DEMENTIA , THERAPY , COPING , RESEARCH

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