Alzheimer's Disease: The Complete Introduction (Your Health #1) (Paperback)

Alzheimer's Disease: The Complete Introduction (Your Health #1) By Judes Poirier, Serge Gauthier, Barbara Sandilands (Translator) Cover Image

Alzheimer's Disease: The Complete Introduction (Your Health #1) (Paperback)


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A guide for caregivers and sufferers coping with Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's disease is a reality in millions of lives and a serious concern for seniors and their loved ones. In developed countries where people are living longer than ever before, the incidence of Alzheimer's is reaching epidemic proportions, according to the World Health Organization. For families, sufferers, and caregivers, the need for reliable, clear, and concrete information has never been greater.

Alzheimer's Disease: The Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the disease and its effects: getting a diagnosis, the ways it can progress and be managed, strategies for supporting sufferers and accessing care, legal concerns, and more. This guide addresses every aspect of the disease from the first doctor's visit to the long-term measures that can drastically improve the lives of sufferers and those close to them.

Inside, you will find:

  • Practical and comprehensive information to guide every step of the process of seeking treatment or a diagnosis
  • A reassuring, realistic guide for family members, caregivers, and patients themselves
  • Answers to the most commonly asked and most pressing questions about Alzheimer's
  • Detailed and clear chapters on the lifestyle habits that may aid in preventing and managing Alzheimer's

Written by two medical experts, this guide is intended for all. It aims to demystify the disease and provide a clear path to reclaiming stability and quality of life. Finally, it explains the real progress that has been made over the past five years in treatment and prevention.

Dr. Judes Poirier is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at McGill, and director of the molecular neurobiology unit at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His pioneering work in biomedical research into the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease has earned him several prestigious awards. He lives in Blaineville, Quebec. Dr. Serge Gauthier is a professor of neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, and medicine at McGill University. He has been a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Hospital, director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, and research chair in the Canadian Institutes for Health Research program. He lives in Hudson Heights, Quebec.
Product Details ISBN: 9781459723504
ISBN-10: 1459723503
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Your Health