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Alzheimer's and other dementias

Author: Julian C Hughes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Facts (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With more people in the world living into older age, this book takes a look at the spread of dementia, and provides information and 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 type, Alzheimer's, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian C Hughes
ISBN: 9780199596553 0199596557 0191628689 9780191628689
OCLC Number: 738376791
Description: xiii, 169 pages ; 20 cm.
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.
Series Title: Facts (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Julian C. Hughes.
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Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for  Read more...

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This little book, provides a clear outline of the subject. Short, sharp and clearly set out, it would be a useful reference to have on a palliative care ward. * IAHPC Newsletter * Anyone looking for Read more...

 
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