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Dealing With Dementia : A guide to Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias - Brian Draper

Dealing With Dementia

A guide to Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias

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We live in an ageing world. The average life expectancy in Australia is now far beyond the allotted three-score years and ten . Age-related conditions are increasingly impacting on our community, with enormous personal, social and economic costs...Around 165 000 people in Australia are now suffering from dementia and the prospect of becoming senile is one that genuinely terrifies people contemplating a lengthy old age...It is important to remember, however, that while most dementias are currently irreversible, this does not mean that they are untreatable. Dealing with Dementia offers a down-to-earth, comprehensive and compassionate resource for anyone struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of dementia and what it means. ..Filled with practical advice on drug treatments, complementary therapies and residential or respite care, Dealing with Dementia will be an invaluable tool for anyone worried about their own symptoms or those of a loved one.

List of illustrations..List of tables..Preface..Chapter 1 What is dementia?..Chapter 2 Prevention of dementia I..Chapter 3 Prevention of dementia II..Chapter 4 The symptoms and course of dementia..Chapter 5 Types of dementia..Chapter 6 Dementia assessment..Chapter 7 Drug treatments..Chapter 8 Psychosocial treatments..Chapter 9 Families and other carers..Chapter 10 Community care services..Chapter 11 Residential care..Chapter 12 Ethical and legal issues..Chapter 13 The future..Appendix 1 Australian telephone helplines..Appendix 2 Websites..Appendix 3 Books for carers..Glossary..Notes..Index

ISBN: 9781741152753
ISBN-10: 1741152755
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2004
Edition Number: 1