Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Families

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Index
Acetylcholine (ACH), 16, 38-40, 301
Achiness, 18
Ad Hoc Coalition for a Single Standard Nursing Home Code, 256
Aging
chromosome damage and, 27
drug reaction and, 7
Medicare/Medicaid in, 241-248
memory loss and, 5, 6, 297-298
natural changes of, 5
onset of Alzheimer's disease and, 14
sexual behavior and, 83-85
stereotypes of, 4-5
Aid for Dependent Children (AFDC), 245
AIDS, 26, 43
Alcoholism, 37, 194
Aluminum poisoning, 28
Alzheimer, Alois, 13
Alzheimer's disease
age of onset, 14
causes of, 27-29
arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis and, 19-20
brain changes and, 14-17
genetic factors, 17, 18-19, 28, 124
stress as, 19
deaths from, 13
diagnosis of, 27-34, 272
fear of getting, 124-125
incidence of, 36
national organizations for, 341-342
phases of, 20-24
symptoms of, 13-14, 18
similar to other diseases, 24-26
variability in, 17
See also Alzheimer's patient; Memory loss
treatment of, 35-38, 44, 52-53
behavioral, 44
research on, 16, 38-40, 43-44
research study participation and, 40-43
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 56, 323-324
Alzheimer's patient
anger reaction in, 121, 169, 183-186, 203
apathy of, 194-195
awareness of disease, 48, 49, 167, 168, 169, 213
behavioral changes in, 3-4, 14, 20-24, 53
clinging of, 180-181
delusions of, 188
hallucinations of, 187-188
home care of. See Caregiver

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