A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Graham, Nori
By (author): Warner, James
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 0.39in
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$ 22.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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
  • 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 was featured on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme in the UK.

From The Publisher*This it the fully-updated edition of a concise guide to understanding dementia, its symptoms, and treatments.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*

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.

Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*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.
Biographical Note

James Warner is Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and is also Medical Director of Halcyon Doctors.

Nori Graham is Emeritus Consultant in the Psychiatry of Old Age at the Royal Free Hospital, an Executive Director of Care UK, and Vice President of the Alzheimer's Society.