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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

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781865088532
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Industry Reviews

"This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias for families and carers. Strongly recommended." Professor Henry Brodaty"

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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




ISBN: 9781865088532
ISBN-10: 1865088536
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1