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The Resource Alzheimer's disease and dementia : what everyone needs to know, Steven R. Sabat

Alzheimer's disease and dementia : what everyone needs to know, Steven R. Sabat

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Alzheimer's disease and dementia : what everyone needs to know
Title
Alzheimer's disease and dementia
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Steven R. Sabat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alzheimer's is swiftly on the rise: it is estimated that every 67 seconds, someone develops the disease. For many, the words 'Alzheimer's disease' or 'dementia' immediately denote severe mental loss and, perhaps, madness. Indeed, the vast majority of media coverage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia focuses primarily on the losses experienced by people diagnosed and the terrible burden felt by care partners yearning for a "magic bullet" drug cure. Providing an accessible, question-and-answer-format primer on what touches so many lives, and yet so few of us understand, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know® contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge: unsparing investigation of their causes and manifestations, and focus on the strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Steven R. Sabat mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. By clarifying the terms surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's, which are two distinct conditions, Sabat corrects dangerous misconceptions that plague our understanding of memory dysfunction. People diagnosed with AD retain awareness, thinking ability, and sense of self; crucially, Sabat demonstrates that there are ways to facilitate communication even when the person with AD has great difficulty finding the words he or she wants to use. From years spent exploring and observing the points of view and experiences of people diagnosed, Sabat strives to inform as well as to remind readers of the respect and empathy owed to those diagnosed and living with dementia. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia conveys this type of information and more, which, when applied by family and professional caregivers, will help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed as well as of those who provide support and care
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sabat, Steven R
Dewey number
616.8311
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia
Target audience
adult
Label
Alzheimer's disease and dementia : what everyone needs to know, Steven R. Sabat
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
53217767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780190603113
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017002631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Alzheimer's disease and dementia : what everyone needs to know, Steven R. Sabat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
53217767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780190603113
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017002631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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