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Brain health as you age : a practical guide to maintenance and prevention

Author: Steven P Simmons; William E Mansbach; Jodi L Lyons
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While we may expect to live longer, many wonder if their brains will keep up with their bodies. This book looks at typical functions and declines of an aging brain, the signs and symptoms of problems, the available treatments, the financial responsibilities, and the factors that determine what kinds of care people might need as they age.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Simmons, Steven P., 1966-
Brain health as you age.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven P Simmons; William E Mansbach; Jodi L Lyons
ISBN: 9781538109168 1538109166
OCLC Number: 1027732572
Awards: Winner of The Caregiver Friendly Book Award 2019 (United States)
Commended for Named a Library Journal Best Book 2018 (United States)
Description: xii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why do we care about brain health? --
What is your brain, and how does it work? --
The aging brain : what's normal, what's not --
Warning signs that something is not right --
Delirium --
Sudden confusion : a case example of delirium --
Defining the dementing diseases --
Other insults to the brain --
Lowering your risk for cognitive decline and dementia --
Examples of specific cognitive exercises to lower your risk --
Managing expectations --
Sexuality in normal aging and dementia --
Practical advice for people with dementia and their caregivers --
Advice in the case of stroke or other sudden onset cognitive problems --
Caregiver survival guide --
Tales from the other side of the bed : a patient's perspective.
Responsibility: Steven P. Simmons, William E. Mansbach, Jodi L. Lyons.

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