Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What you need to know

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What you need to know

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This easy-to-read booklet will help readers learn about Alzheimer’s disease, its symptoms and treatments, when to see the doctor, research studies, and where caregivers can get help. Includes vignettes, a resource list, and glossary.

Please also check out Understanding Memory Loss: What to do when you have trouble remembering, as another authoritative
resource from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and U.S. National Institute on Aging availabe in the following formats:

ePub ISBN: 9780160930133
Standard Web PDF ISBN: 9780160930140

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; memory problems; dementia; causes; symptoms; treatments; caregiving help

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780160930157
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 355,637
File size: 953 KB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. NIA is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research and provides information on age-related cognitive change and neurodegenerative disease specifically at its Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers. NIH, the nation's medical research agency, is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Table of Contents

1) Introduction
2) What is Alzheimer's disease?
3) What are the signs of Alzheimer's disease?
4) When should you see your doctor?
5) What are the causes of memory problems?
6) Are there treatments for Alzheimer's disease?
7) What about research on Alzheimer's disease?
8) Is there help for caregivers?
9) Summary -- what you need to know
10) Where can you get more information?
11) Words to know

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