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Author Cayton, Harry
Title Alzheimer's & Other Dementias : Answers at Your Fingertips
Imprint London : Class Publishing (London) Ltd, 2006
©2008
book jacket
Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (253 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Class Health
Class Health
Note Intro -- | Foreword -- | Acknowledgements -- | Introduction -- 1 | What is dementia? -- DEFINING DEMENTIA -- WHO WILL GET DEMENTIA? -- TYPES OF DEMENTIA -- 2 | What is Alzheimer's disease? -- DEFINING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE -- WHO WILL GET ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE? -- CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE -- SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS -- OUTLOOK -- 3 | Getting a diagnosis -- THE NEED FOR DIAGNOSIS -- SEEKING A DIAGNOSIS -- THE PROCESS OF DIAGNOSIS -- MEMORY TESTS -- BLOOD TESTS -- GENETIC TESTS -- BRAIN SCANS -- TALKING ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS -- 4 | Practical care day to day -- GENERAL QUESTIONS -- DRESSING -- PERSONAL HYGIENE -- FOOD AND DRINK -- KEEPING HEALTHY -- TAKING PILLS -- SLEEPING -- 5 | Communication and activities -- IMPROVING COMMUNICATION -- MEMORY AIDS -- ACTIVITIES -- HOLIDAYS -- 6 | Personal safety -- LIVING ALONE -- DANGERS AT HOME -- WANDERING -- DRIVING -- 7 | Behaviour that may cause difficulties -- ANNOYING BEHAVIOUR -- LOSING THINGS -- NON-RECOGNITION -- HALLUCINATIONS -- RESTLESSNESS AND AGITATION -- ANGER AND AGGRESSION -- SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR -- OTHER PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES -- 8 | Carers' emotions -- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT -- LOSS AND DESPAIR -- ANGER AND BITTERNESS -- SEXUAL FEELINGS -- GUILT -- 9 | Getting help -- SOURCES OF HELP AND INFORMATION -- SPIRITUAL NEEDS -- COMMUNITY CARE -- SERVICES FOR PEOPLE AT HOME -- DAY CARE -- RESPITE CARE -- 10 | Residential and nursing homes -- IS A HOME NECESSARY? -- INFORMATION SOURCES -- TYPES OF HOMES -- CHOOSING A HOME -- MAKING THE MOVE -- PRIVACY OR COMPANY? -- POSSIBLE ILL-TREATMENT -- VISITING -- 11 | Legal and financial advice -- GETTING ADVICE -- LEGAL SAFEGUARDS -- FINANCIAL CAPACITY -- STATE BENEFITS -- OTHER FINANCIAL HELP -- PAYING FOR CARE HOME FEES -- 12 | Treatment -- TREATMENT POSSIBILITIES -- DEALING WITH DOCTORS -- SEEING A SPECIALIST -- DRUG TREATMENTS -- TREATING SYMPTOMS -- SURGERY
PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS -- COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE -- 13 | Research -- RESEARCH OVERVIEW -- HELPING WITH RESEARCH -- DRUG TRIALS -- OTHER AREAS OF RESEARCH -- | Glossary -- | Appendix 1: Useful addresses -- | Appendix 2: Some other reading including CDs, DVDs and videos -- | Index
Explanations about the different types and causes of dementia. Help with the practical issues of looking after someone with Alzheimer's. Details of where to go for support and advice on the legal and financial implications. Guidance on choosing a care home, what to look for and how to prepare. Answers to questions about possible treatments and research for the future
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cayton, Harry Alzheimer's & Other Dementias : Answers at Your Fingertips London : Class Publishing (London) Ltd,c2006 9781859591482
Subject Alzheimer's disease.;Dementia
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Alt Author Graham, Dr Nori
Warner, Dr James
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