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What If It's Not Alzheimer's? : A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia
by Gary Radin and Lisa Radin and MD Murray Grossman


Overview - Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias.  Read more...

 
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More About What If It's Not Alzheimer's? by Gary Radin; Lisa Radin; MD Murray Grossman
 
 
 
Overview
Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers.

Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions.

This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616149680
  • ISBN-10: 161614968X
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 444
  • Dimensions: 9.28 x 6.04 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.17 pounds


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Books > Health & Fitness > Diseases - Alzheimer's & Dementia
Books > Family & Relationships > Life Stages - Later Years
Books > Health & Fitness > Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)

 
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