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Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 2ed

by James Warner and Nori Graham Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 160 pages
AU$23.99 NZ$25.21
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If you or a loved one are worried about Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, this pocket guide will help you to better understand the conditions, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Written by leading dementia experts, this book provides clear and concise information on:


· Symptoms

· Diagnosis and treatments

· Getting help and support

· Tips for people living with dementia

· Advice for carers


This is a fully-updated edition of the popular Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, which featured on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme.


Market: People with dementia or awaiting dementia diagnosis, and their family and friends.

1. Introduction. 2. What is dementia? 3. Symptoms of dementia. 4. Treatments for dementia. 5. Getting help. 6. Living with dementia: tips for people with dementia and for carers. 7. Future prospects. Useful Information. Index. Your pages.

'Rarely has a book made such a difference to me than this one. When I was having tests and assessments which resulted in a dementia diagnosis this book was my supporting prop. It removed my fear and gave me answers to the questions I confronted. An essential book for all.'

- Keith Oliver, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador, KMPT NHS Dementia Envoy


'This "pocket" sized guide packs a full sized punch. It answers in clear terms all the important questions about dementia. Dispels much of the stigma and misunderstanding associated with the disease. Offers practical guidance and support, and will be especially valuable to those who are carers.'

- Angela Rippon, CBE


'If you are struggling with the puzzling behaviours of an older relative, neighbour or one of your patients or clients who you think may have dementia, this factual and plainly written guide is the perfect introduction, updated to provide really practical current advice.'

- Baroness Elaine Murphy, Vice President of the Alzheimer's Society


'A diagnosis of dementia always provokes many questions. The Pocket Guide to Dementia provides the answers straightforwardly, engagingly and accessibly, dealing with both the medical science and the day-to-day practicalities, with helpful tips and case histories.


I heartily recommend this well-written book to people with dementia and those that love them.'

- Dr Amanda Thompsell, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Chair for the Old Age Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists


'This is the book I wish I'd had while accompanying my mother on her long dementia journey. The information we were desperate for is here, the questions we asked are answered - clearly, simply, and with some great practical tips. It could make all the difference to caregivers.'

- Sally Magnusson, author of Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything and founder of the charity Playlist for Life
James Warner is Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and is also Medical Director of Halcyon Doctors.