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What would you do if your mother was having memory problems?

Alzheimer’s is a disease affecting more than five million Americans, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds. Millions more are worried or at risk due to mild memory loss or family history. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, many people with memory loss and their families---and even their doctors---don’t know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions.

Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, this groundbreaking book tells you everything you need to know, including:

  • The best tests to determine if this is---or is not---Alzheimer’s disease
  • The most (and least) effective medical treatments
  • Coping with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages
  • Gaining access to the latest clinical trials
  • Understanding the future of Alzheimer’s
  • Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimer’s Action Plan is the first book that anyone dealing with mild memory loss or early Alzheimer’s must-read in order to preserve the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

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    What others are saying about The Alzheimer's Action Plan

    This book is based on the belief that people with Alzheimer's "have the right to access the best, most personalized care possible. Physician Doraiswamy (chief of biological psychiatry, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr.) and social worker Gwyther (founder, Duke Univ. Alzheimer's Family Support Program; Steps to Success) compile a wealth of essential information on all aspects of memory disorders for both new and experienced caregivers and individuals with failing memories. Detailed discussions cover causes and diagnoses, disease-related behavioral and emotional changes, available and future drug treatments, the benefits of participating in clinical trials, and more, along with a host of practical tips intended to enable caregivers and patients to live the best life possible. Resources include "Our Top 40 Questions and Answers"; a list of dementia-related organizations, books, and web sites; and tips for maintaining a healthy brain.
    ˜ Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland

    [The Alzheimer’s Action Plan] offers cutting-edge information about diagnosis, care, and clinical trials….Organized into a bite-sized format; bullet points, boxes, and checklists make the information readily accessible….The authors aspire to give readers the tools to take charge of their diagnosis and medical treatment, to continue living with their loved ones at the highest possible level of social and emotional functioning, to understand clinical research, to enroll in a clinical trial if they wish, and to understand what to expect and how to prepare. With its broad scope, the book offers an interdisciplinary overview of medical, scientific, psychological, and personal perspectives on AD. To this reviewer, reading this book felt like having a best friend who works in the field of Alzheimer's and gives insider information about navigating the medical system.
    ˜ The Alzheimer's Forum

    The Alzheimer’s Action Plan provides a clear and compelling message that there is something we can all do about Alzheimer’s disease. The book presents accurate, up-to-date information and step-by-step recommendations that people with the disease, their families, and friends can use now to reduce the potentially devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
    ˜ Katie Maslow, M.S.W., Associate Director of Quality Care Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association and winner of the 2003 ASA Award from the American Society on Aging

    More Information
    Title The Alzheimer's Action Plan: What You Need to Know--and What You Can Do--about Memory Problems, from Prevention to Early Intervention and Care
    Author P Murali Doraiswamy & Lisa P. Gwyther with Tina Adler
    Format Paperback
    Edition First
    Dimensions 6" x 9"
    Weight 1.5000
    Stage Early Stage, Caregivers
    Number of Pages 471
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