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, 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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.83
Index
index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.H84 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The facts
Label
Alzheimer's and other dementias, Julian C. Hughes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn801405062
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 169 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283581080
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613893536
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
389353
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33594600
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801405062
  • pebcs0191628689

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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