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The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease by Carol Turkington (Library of Health and Living: Facts on File) Four million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States , and by 2025 there will be an estimated 22 million suffering from the disease. Alzheimer’s is not a normal aspect of aging but, rather, the most common of more than 70 forms of dementia, a debilitating condition leading to loss of mental and physical functions. The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease provides comprehensive coverage of the disease and its causes and symptoms, as well as related health conditions and terms; the latest advances in treatment, drugs, and research; social issues related to Alzheimer’s; and helpful organizations.

Detailed entries include current and comprehensive information taken from the most up-to-date sources, includ­ing government statistics, clinical studies, medical journals, and more. Topics include

  • Adult day services
  • Alzheimer’s Family Relief Program
  • Donepezil (Aricept)
  • Drug treatments
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Gene therapy
  • Heredity and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Mental exercise and Alzheimer’s
  • Myths about Alzheimer’s disease
  • Power of attorney
  • Psychoparmacology
  • Safety Assessment Scale for People with Dementia Living at Home
  • Support groups

Extensive appendixes provide additional resources, including contact information for international and regional aging and Alzheimer’s organizations, clinical trials information, and a glossary of terms. The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, a one-stop resource, is an indispensable guide to the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease.

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