Praise for the previous edition: "...short, easy-to-read entries clearly explain complex concepts with a minimum of medical jargon...a useful addition to most consumer health collections."—Library Journal
"This book is a must for all public and health care libraries."—American Reference Books Annual
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is projected to leap to 11 million by 2050. As the baby boomer population continues to age, Alzheimer’s remains a significant public health problem, and there is no cure on the horizon.
In more than 500 entries, The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s Disease, Second Edition presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer’s sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease. Appendixes include major resources, organizations, helpful books and publications, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary.
Topics include: Causes of Alzheimer's Diagnosis and symptoms of Alzheimer's Genetics and gene therapy Heredity and Alzheimer's Home health care and home modification Long-term planning and care Memory and mental activity Myths about Alzheimer's Related diseases and health issues Treatments and medications.