Alzheimer's Disease: A Physician's Guide to Practical Management
Ralph W. Richter, Brigitte Zoeller Richter
Humana Press, 2004 - Medical - 479 pages
This concise practical guide to the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer's disease also illuminates the basic neurobiologybiology underlying the disease and emerging therapeutic and promising preventive possibilities. On the clinical side, the authors focus on such issues as early changes and preclinical conditions-including mild cognitive impairment and predementia AD, how the patient presents, the therapy, and the recent neuropsychiatric treatment and behavioral aspects of AD. On the practical side, guidance is offered to medical providers and caregivers on the deep feelings of isolation, loneliness, and despair that the illness can create, and on how to overcome the consequent breakdown in communication.