Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers

By Ronald C. Handy; James M. Turnbull et al. | Go to book overview

Appendix A
Some Useful Addresses
and Phone Numbers

Administration on Aging
330 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel.: 202-619-1006

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
US Department of Health and Human Services
2101 East Jefferson St., Suite 501
Rockville, MD 20852

Alliance for Aging Research
2021 K St. NW, Suite 305
Washington, DC 20006
Tel.: 202-293-2856
800-639-2421

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
P.O. Box 31668
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel.: 206-632-2477

Alzheimer's Association
919 N Michigan Ave, Suite 100
Chicago, IL, 60601
Tel.: 800-272-3900
312-335-8700

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center National Institute of Aging
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Tel.: 800-438-4380
301-495-3311

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Table of contents

  • Alzheimer's Disease - A Handbook for Caregivers *
  • Contributors v
  • Reviewers ix
  • Foreword from First Edition xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Contents xix
  • Chapter 1 - Alzheimer's Disease: an Overview 1
  • Unit One *
  • The Normal Brain *
  • Chapter 2 - Higher Brain Functions 11
  • Chapter 3 - Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia 27
  • Chapter 4 - Imaging the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease 41
  • Unit 2 *
  • Alzheimer's Disease *
  • Chapter 5 - Historical Perspectives 51
  • Chapter 6 - Etiology and Pathogenesis: Current Concepts 60
  • Chapter 7 - Clinical Presentation 74
  • Chapter 8 - Clinical Diagnosis 87
  • Chapter 9 - Factors That Aggravate the Symptoms 104
  • Chapter 10 - Other Dementias 117
  • Unit Three *
  • Management *
  • Chapter 11 - General Principles of Management 143
  • Chapter 12 - Management of Difficult Behaviors 150
  • Chapter 13 - Psychopharmacology in Dementia 171
  • Chapter 4 - Specific Drug Therapy 183
  • Chapter 15 - Urinary and Fecal Incontinence 199
  • Chapter 16 - Management of Urinary Incontinence 213
  • Chapter 17 - Safety and Accident Prevention 227
  • Chapter 18 - Daily Care and Management 243
  • Chapter 19 - Developing a Day's Activity 259
  • Chapter 20 - Terminal Care of the Patient 276
  • Unit 4 *
  • Special Issues *
  • Chapter 21 - Ethical Issues 293
  • Chapter 22 - Legal Issues for Caregivers 306
  • Chapter 23 - Stress in Caregivers 316
  • Chapter 24 - Elder Abuse 328
  • Unit Five *
  • Community Support *
  • Chapter 25 - Caregiver Education and Support 341
  • Chapter 26 - Social Services 354
  • Chapter 27 - The Alzheimer's Association 367
  • Chapter 28 - Dementia Care Units 377
  • Unit Six *
  • Future Prospects *
  • Chapter 29 - Promising Areas of Research 393
  • Appendix A - Some Useful Addresses and Phone Numbers 399
  • Appendix B - Additional References 415
  • Glossary 423
  • Index 441
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