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The Resource The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Gayatri Devi, (large print)

The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Gayatri Devi, (large print)

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The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Title
The spectrum of hope
Title remainder
an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Statement of responsibility
Gayatri Devi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Devi shares the stories of her patients in the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. She explains the importance of an early diagnosis; drugs and therapies that can help manage the disease; and how to cope, from maintaining independence to the best ways to fight depression and apathy. There are chapters on sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job---because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives."--Back cover
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DLC
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Devi, Gayatri
Dewey number
616.8/311
Index
index present
LC call number
RC523.2
LC item number
.D48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print lifestyles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Large type books
Label
The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Gayatri Devi, (large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Do I have Alzheimer's? Identifying memory disorders and the importance of early diagnosis -- I have Alzheimer's: now what? Alzheimer's as a spectrum disease, and using a multipronged treatment approach -- Whether I have Alzheimer's disease is nobody's business but my own. When and how to share the diagnosis -- Do I need to quit my job? Continuing to work with dementia, and knowing when to retire -- Who says I can't drive? Maintaining independence and dignity in Alzheimer's -- Will I pass this on to my children? The genetics of Alzheimer's, and paths to prevention -- Do I face special challenges as a woman? Gender and Alzheimer's -- I just don't care about anything anymore. Treating depression and anxiety in dementia and what to do about apathy -- I'd be crazy not to be paranoid! Apraxia, paranoia, and other frustrating behaviors, and how to effectively communicate when logic doesn't work -- I'm not lost, I'm on the road less traveled. Why not to worry about wandering -- I can't take it anymore! Advice to caregivers: self-care, stress reduction, and when to seek additional help -- I think my husband is cheating on me with my aide. Navigating sexuality: suspicion, affairs, and special arrangements -- Should I go to the hospital if I'm sick? Treating medical illness alongside dementia -- Whether you like it or not, here's what I want. Maintaining individuality in the face of Alzheimer's -- I would rather die at home. Living and dying with dignity, in the comfort of home -- Gee, that must be depressing! My life as a physician specializing in Alzheimer's: trials, rewards, and lessons learned
Control code
on1004770008
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
573 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432846473
Lccn
2017045574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Gayatri Devi, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Do I have Alzheimer's? Identifying memory disorders and the importance of early diagnosis -- I have Alzheimer's: now what? Alzheimer's as a spectrum disease, and using a multipronged treatment approach -- Whether I have Alzheimer's disease is nobody's business but my own. When and how to share the diagnosis -- Do I need to quit my job? Continuing to work with dementia, and knowing when to retire -- Who says I can't drive? Maintaining independence and dignity in Alzheimer's -- Will I pass this on to my children? The genetics of Alzheimer's, and paths to prevention -- Do I face special challenges as a woman? Gender and Alzheimer's -- I just don't care about anything anymore. Treating depression and anxiety in dementia and what to do about apathy -- I'd be crazy not to be paranoid! Apraxia, paranoia, and other frustrating behaviors, and how to effectively communicate when logic doesn't work -- I'm not lost, I'm on the road less traveled. Why not to worry about wandering -- I can't take it anymore! Advice to caregivers: self-care, stress reduction, and when to seek additional help -- I think my husband is cheating on me with my aide. Navigating sexuality: suspicion, affairs, and special arrangements -- Should I go to the hospital if I'm sick? Treating medical illness alongside dementia -- Whether you like it or not, here's what I want. Maintaining individuality in the face of Alzheimer's -- I would rather die at home. Living and dying with dignity, in the comfort of home -- Gee, that must be depressing! My life as a physician specializing in Alzheimer's: trials, rewards, and lessons learned
Control code
on1004770008
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
573 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432846473
Lccn
2017045574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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