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Neurology books

Clinical neurology and neuroscience books

Alzheimer's disease: a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness


A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier

Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, the practical information here will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The...
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Alzheimer's from the Inside Out

Alzheimer's from the Inside Out

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life-changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease?...
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Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide (Practical Guides in Psychiatry)

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide (Practical Guides in Psychiatry)

Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in...
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The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with 'Alzhei

The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with 'Alzhei

Resource for families, friends, neighbors, home health aides, and others working with people with dementia. Presents simple techniques to reduce care giver burnout and improve the life of the person with dementia. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover. ...
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Alzheimer: A Handbook for the Caretaker

Alzheimer: A Handbook for the Caretaker

It is a great manual written by a person who has spent a lifetime caring for these patients, from the onset of the disease until their passing. A great book for the caretakers, but especially helpful for family members, relatives and friends....
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The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia

The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia

The innovative Namaste Care program helps facilities provide gentle end-of-life care, especially for residents with advanced dementia. Because of their profound losses, these individuals are often isolated with limited human contact during the final ...
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American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The

American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for practicing psychiatrists or residents who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient...
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The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers

The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers

Author is director of SHACTI (Self-Help Alzheimer's Caregiver's Training and Information). Facts-based, hands-on guide for those caring for in-home Alzheimer's patients. Discusses how to deal with stress and difficult behaviors, how to find outside h...
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Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America: A History

Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America: A History

Historian Jesse F. Ballenger traces the emergence of senility as a cultural category from the late nineteenth century to the 1980s, a period in which Alzheimer's disease became increasingly associated with the terrifying prospect of losing one's self...
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Designing for Alzheimer's Disease: Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments (Wile

Designing for Alzheimer's Disease: Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments (Wile

Research shows that the physical environment strongly influences the behavior and quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. This book helps designers and care providers plan environments that enhance the lives of A...
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Doing Things: A Guide to Programing Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and R

Doing Things: A Guide to Programing Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and R

Doing Things shows how to provide a positive environment for persons with Alzheimer's disease by offering opportunities for social interaction and constructive, enjoyable activities. Zgola outlines the ways in which a patient's functional impairment ...
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Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Working from the intriguing hypothesis that Alzheimer's dementia is the result of a renegade protein-beta amyloid-Tanzi and others set out to find the gene responsible for its production. Decoding Darkness takes us deep into the minds and far-flung l...
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The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease

The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease

Text outlining an individual approach to activities and interactions for both care receiver and caregiver. Features 92 step-by-step activities including: creative arts, daily living skills, exercise and sensory experiences. For social workers and nur...
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Alzheimer's - Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care

Alzheimer's - Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care

[her] ability to probe beneath the surface of behaviors makes this an especially valuable book for formal and informal caregivers.... Hodgson's direct and folksy writing style make for quick and easy reading.--Library Journal...
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At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians

At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians

At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon and impractical detail....
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The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying

The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying

Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Discusses topics including the experience of dementia, family caregiving, genetic testing for Alzheimer's disease, quality of life, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. Now includes sections dealing with end...
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Alzheimer's Disease (Genes & Disease)

Alzheimer's Disease (Genes & Disease)

First documented at the turn of the century by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's disease is the most common dementia in older adults, robbing them of their minds and dignity. With the aging of the world's population, incidences of this ...
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Research Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Volume 3 (Nova Biomedical)

Research Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Volume 3 (Nova Biomedical)

Alzheimer s disease (AD), the most common form of neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly, is characterized pathologically by extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles, pathophysiologically by synaptic dysfunction, and...
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Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Faci

Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Faci

The first and largest section of this encyclopedia offers entries on such topics as disease pathology (genetic influences, disease stages and diagnosis), brain anatomy and physiology (cellular and biochemical cholinergic changes, the nervous system a...
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Excellence in Dementia Care: Principles and Practice

Excellence in Dementia Care: Principles and Practice

'Written by leading theorists from a range of countries, this comprehensive text is a unique achievement. It is divided into four parts: principles and perspectives; knowledge and skills for supporting people with dementia; journeys through dementia ...
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Neurobiology of Primary Dementia

Neurobiology of Primary Dementia

Although Alzheimer's disease represents the most frequent cause of dementia, it is not the only cause. Cerebrovascular disease and other degenerative and metabolic disorders have similar profound and debilitating consequences. This wide-ranging compe...
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Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Enhancing Communication

Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Enhancing Communication

This work presents an analysis of conversation, discourse and written text about Alzheimer's speech examining retained language competencies that could be the basis for intervention or for enhancing communication. This book has: current concern world...
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Alzheimer Disease in the Middle-Aged

Alzheimer Disease in the Middle-Aged

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory,...
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Broken Connections Part 2

Broken Connections Part 2

A manual to providing nursing care during the functional decline of Alzheimer's patients, emphasizing how to evaluate the patients' competence at each stage and allow them to take as much care of themselves as possible....
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