Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Families

By Lenore S. Powell; Katie Courtice | Go to book overview

Contents
Introduction to the Revised Editionix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
PART ONE
The Burden of Love
CHAPTER 1: Introduction3
CHAPTER 2: Alzheimer's Disease: What It Is and What It Is Not13
Changes within the Brain14
Characteristics of the Disease17
Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease18
Phases of Alzheimer's Disease20
Diseases with Similar Symptoms24
CHAPTER 3: Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease27
Factors in the Disease27
Diagnostic Tests29
CHAPTER 4: Treating the "Silent Epidemic": Research Developments35
Ongoing Research38
Participating in Research40
Conflicting Interests in Research43
Alzheimer's Disease Is a Family Affliction44

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