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ID: 11580
Title:Living With Memory Loss. Resource Directory Patient Guide.
Publication Year: 2010
Format(s): Manual , Directory
Language(s): English
Audience(s): People with Dementia , Older Americans , Families of Patients , Family Caregivers , General Public/Consumers
Source: Largo, FL: The Tangled Neuron. 2009-2010 edition. 98 p.

Abstract: This resource guide complements The Tangled Neuron, an online resource for people with memory loss. The guide provides up-to-date medical information, patient-endorsed coping strategies, and support resources. It also contains personal stories and insights from people who are learning to live with memory loss themselves. The guide starts with background on memory loss, its symptoms, and causes. Then, it explains how to get a diagnosis and describes various treatment options, including medicines, alternative therapies and supplements, and lifestyle changes. A section on Future Treatments and How You Can Help discusses potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, potential treatments for brain injuries, participation in clinical trials, and brain donation. The section called Living Well with Memory Loss offers advice on managing medicines, making health care decisions, driving, home safety, traveling, protecting against scams, and using memory aids. For caregivers, there is information on the challenges and rewards of caregiving and advice on getting the help you need. Finally, a resource directory lists local resources in the Tampa Bay, Florida area as well as national, international, and web-based resources for people with memory loss and their families.

Notes: Copyright: yes.

Availability: Available from The Tangled Neuron. 10801 Starkey Road, #104-104. Largo, FL 33777. (727) 391-1010; FAX: (888) 692-3099. Website: www.tangledneuron.info. PRICE: $9.34; free copies available at locations and events in Tampa Bay area.
Major Descriptor(s): MEMORY-DISORDERS , THERAPY , ACTIVITIES-OF-DAILY-LIVING , SELF-HELP , INFORMATION-AND-REFERRAL-SERVICES , COPING , ADJUSTMENT , MEMORY-AIDS
Minor Descriptor(s): COMMUNITY-SERVICES , STATE-SPECIFIC , FLORIDA , DIAGNOSIS , CLINICAL-TRIALS , DRUG-THERAPY , DRUG-DEVELOPMENT , CAREGIVING , CAREGIVERS , CAREGIVER-SUPPORT , PERSONAL-NARRATIVES

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