Health Reference Series: Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook

Editor: Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1470-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 22
Book Status: Pending
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Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias, along with tips for coping with memory loss and related complications and advice for caregivers. Includes glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Facts about the Brain and Cognitive Decline
  • Chapter 1—Basics of a Healthy Brain
  • Chapter 2—The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging
  • Chapter 3—Understanding Memory Loss
  • Chapter 4—Dementia and Its Types
  • Chapter 5—Dementia: Causes and Risk Factors
  • Chapter 6—Mortality Rate and Global Burden of Dementia
  • Chapter 7—National Plan to Address Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
  • Part II: Alzheimer Disease (AD): The Most Common Type of Dementia
  • Chapter 8—Facts about Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 9—What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer Disease?
  • Chapter 10—Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 11—Clinical Stages of Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 12—Genetics of Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 12.1—Early-Onset and Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 12.2—Identifying the Genetics of Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 12.3—Genetic Risks in Minority Populations
  • Chapter 13—Health Conditions Linked to Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 13.1—Down Syndrome and Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 13.2—Obesity May Raise Risk of Alzheimer Disease and Dementia
  • Section 13.3—Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer Disease Risk
  • Chapter 14—Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer Disease, and Dementia
  • Chapter 15—Other Factors That Influence Alzheimer Disease Risk
  • Section 15.1—Alcohol Use and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 15.2—Effects of Nicotine on Cognitive Function
  • Chapter 16—Alzheimer Disease: Facts and Figures
  • Section 16.1—Alzheimer Disease Mortality Rates
  • Section 16.2—Disparities in Prevalence, Incidence, and Diagnosis
  • Part III: Other Dementia Disorders
  • Chapter 17—Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Chapter 18—Degenerative Neurological Disease
  • Section 18.1—Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Section 18.2—Dementia with Lewy Bodies .
  • Section 18.3—Frontotemporal Disorders
  • Section 18.4—Huntington Disease
  • Section 18.5—Parkinson Disease
  • Chapter 19—Vascular Dementia
  • Section 19.1—What Is Vascular Dementia?
  • Section 19.2—Binswanger Disease (Subcortical Vascular Dementia)
  • Section 19.3—Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)
  • Section 19.4—Multi—Infarct Dementia
  • Chapter 20—Dementia Caused by Infections
  • Section 20.1—Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Section 20.2—Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Dementia Complex
  • Chapter 21—Other Health Conditions That Cause Dementia
  • Section 21.1—Cancer, Delirium, and Dementia
  • Section 21.2—Dementia: A Symptom of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Part IV: Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease and Dementias
  • Chapter 22—Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help
  • Chapter 23—Talking with Your Doctor
  • Chapter 24—Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementias
  • Chapter 25—Diagnosing Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 25.1—Alzheimer Disease: Diagnosis
  • Section 25.2—Advances in Detecting Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 25.3—Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer Disease: Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Chapter 26—Testing for Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 26.1—Test for Assessing Cognitive Impairment
  • Section 26.2—Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
  • Section 26.3—Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Section 26.4—Biomarker Testing for Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 27—Overview of Alzheimer Disease Interventions
  • Chapter 28—Alzheimer Disease Medications
  • Chapter 29—Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 30—Recent Alzheimer Disease Research
  • Section 30.1—Progress in Understanding Alzheimer Genetics
  • Section 30.2—Genetic Advances in Alzheimer Disease Research.
  • Section 30.3—Vascular System
  • Section 30.4—Amylin Deposits in the Brain and Alzheimer Disease Risk
  • Chapter 31—Participating in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trials and Studies
  • Part V: Living with Alzheimer Disease and Dementias
  • Chapter 32—Talking about Your Diagnosis
  • Section 32.1—Telling Others about an Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis
  • Section 32.2—Talking to Children about Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 33—Getting Support for Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 34—Preventing Cognitive Decline If You Have Alzheimer Disease or Dementia
  • Section 34.1—Nutrition, Exercise, and Therapeutic Recommendations
  • Section 34.2—Effect of Physical Activities on Cognitive Functions
  • Section 34.3—Alternative Medicine Therapies for Cognitive Functions
  • Chapter 35—Common Medical Problems in People with Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 36—Pain and Dementia
  • Chapter 37—Sleep Problems and Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 38—Sexuality and Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 39—Living Alone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia
  • Chapter 40—Medicare and Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 40.1—Understanding Medicare
  • Section 40.2—Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan for People with Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 41—Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • Section 41.1—Planning for the Future
  • Section 41.2—Legal, Health Care, and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 41.3—Making End-of-Life Choices
  • Part VI: Caregiver Concerns
  • Chapter 42—Techniques for Communicating with Someone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia
  • Chapter 43—Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Chapter 44—Planning the Day for Someone with Dementia
  • Chapter 45—Safety Issues for People with Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 45.1—Safety at Home
  • Section 45.2—Wandering
  • Section 45.3—Driving Safety
  • Section 45.4—Going to the Hospital
  • Section 45.5—Caring for Someone with Dementia in a Disaster
  • Section 45.6—Understanding Elder Abuse
  • Chapter 46—Caregiving and Taking Care of Yourself
  • Chapter 47—Respite Care: Giving Caregivers a Break
  • Chapter 48—Hiring In-Home Care Providers
  • Chapter 49—Choosing a Nursing Home
  • Chapter 50—Hospitalization and Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 51—Understanding Health Care Decisions
  • Chapter 52—Making Decisions about Resuscitation and Tube Feeding
  • Chapter 53—Caring for Someone Near the End of Life
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 54—Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 55—Directory of Resources for People with Alzheimer Disease