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Alzheimer"s epidemic

K. S. Kosik

Alzheimer"s epidemic

how today"s care is failing millions of patients and families--and how we can do better

by K. S. Kosik

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alzheimer"s disease -- United States,
  • Alzheimer Disease -- United States,
  • Aged -- United States,
  • Health Policy -- United States,
  • Health Services for the Aged -- United States,
  • Quality of Health Care -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Kenneth S. Kosik and Ellen Clegg.
    ContributionsClegg, Ellen, 1950-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC523 .K67 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23230092M
    ISBN 109781591027287
    LC Control Number2009019524

    Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation Specialty: Neurology.   It will be the biggest epidemic in medical history,” said Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease genes. "Alzheimer Author: Robin Seaton Jefferson.

      Caregivers also can reach out to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at or the Alzheimer’s Association of America at By Liz Seegert. Economic Burden of AD. With annual costs exceeding $ billion, dementia in AD is the third most costly illness in the United States, following heart disease and cancer.8 The annual cost of caring for AD varies from $42, for institutionalized patients to $12, for patients living in the community.9 However, the tremendous mental and physical burden costs on the caregiver are Cited by:

      The book not only has the potential to teach and inspire family caregivers, it also paints a vivid portrait of life as a caregiver for those of us who haven’t been through the experience first hand, but who are interested in understanding, as best as possible, what it’s like. Excerpt from Inside the Dementia Epidemic: a Daughter’s Memoir. "Dementia Reimagined is a brave, sobering, and profoundly humane book about one of the most serious challenges we face both as individuals and as a society. As a physician and bioethicist with a family history of dementia herself, Powell excavates the little-known history of the condition, while persuasively arguing that we must supplement our.


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Shenk has drawn together threads of neurobiology, art history, and psychology into a literary portrait of Alzheimer’s disease perfectly balanced between sorrow and wonder, devastation and awe.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review “An elegant new book Shenk rises above the usual rhetoric of combat and cure, Cited by: 7 of the Best Books on Alzheimer's Disease.

From world-renowned academic medical center the Mayo Clinic, this book is a comprehensive resource for caregivers and medical staff. It explains the effects Alzheimer’s has on the brain in plain and simple terms that can be understood easily by non medical professionals.

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One of 's Top Alzheimer's Books for Caregivers. Winner of the Memoir category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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In this moving, honest, unrestrained story of a daughters experience through all the stages of her mothers Alzheimers, we 4/5. In 16 chapters with over original full color figures, this book looks in depth at this "Alzheimer's Epidemic" by focusing on the causes and the search for a cure.

Other books have dealt in detail with the symptoms of the disease and how to Author: Danton O'day. David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ ("deeply interesting and important" - New York Times), The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut ("indispensable" - New York /5.

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Here patients and their families could access programs of care, treatment, and most importantly, prevention, outside of the traditional medical setting.

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The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic: Shenk, David: Books - (57).Alzheimer's Association president Sheldon Goldberg suggested that the approaching epidemic represents the health-care crisis of the century.” Bythe world cost of dementias was US $ billion.

Alzheimer's Disease International foresees an 85% increase in cost bywith an increasing cost in developing countries.