This brand new title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by dementia. For those providing care and support to individuals with dementia, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about dementia and connects readers to many sources of support.
Coverage is broad, providing in-depth information on the many causes of this neuro-cognitive disorder, early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment options, advice for caretakers, preventative therapy, support and so much more.
Content in the Dementia Resource Handbook & Resource Guide includes:
- Detailed Descriptions of diseases that may result in dementia, including Alzheimer's, which accounts for about 50% of dementia cases, Parkinson's disease, stroke, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, HIV, and more;
- Organizations and Agencies, both disease-specific and general, national and state, government and private, plus Research Centers, Support Groups, and Publications;
- Important Web Sites that offer the most current information from medical professionals and organizations in the field;
- Glossary of Terms, Geographical Index, and Subject Index.
The Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care and senior center collections, providing information crucial to sufferers of dementia, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.