Kenneth J. Doka
Hospice Foundation of America, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 290 pages
Discusses what is medically known about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The book examines the challenges and opportunities that Alzheimer's presents to clinicians, caregivers, hospice workers, and policy advocates. Dr. Sam Gandy, renowned Alzheimer's researcher, contributes with a chapter describing the medical advances in the quest to cure Alzheimer's. Bruce Jennings, a distinguished ethicist, addresses the issues of quality of life surrounding an Alzheimer's patient.
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Alzheimers and Other Dementias
Biology and Therapy
Phillip McCallion Mary McCarron
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