Alzheimer's Disease: Overview and Bibliography
Thomas V. Bennington
Nova Science Pub., 2003 - Health & Fitness - 164 pages
At one time, Alzheimer's disease was considered a rarity, but recent decades have seen it gain more attention and publicity, especially with former President Ronald Reagan falling victim to it. This disease, which saps the mental prowess of its sufferers, affects millions. Alzheimer's is one of the leading causes of dementia and debilitates memory, reasoning, judgement, and even the ability to perform rudimentary daily tasks. People affected with Alzheimer's often live for years, causing much grief to their families and caretakers, who watch as loved ones fade and experience drastic personality changes. Fortunately, however, research into preventing and treating Alzheimer's has proceeded rapidly, and many scientists believe a cure will be found in the near future. In the field of medicine and disease, Alzheimer's is clearly an important field because of its undeniable impact on a broad swath of the population. To stay on the cutting edge of the advances and research in the study of Alzheimer's, one must be familiar with current literature. This book presents a solid overview of Alzheimer's disease, including its history alongside the medical facts. Following this description is a substantial and selective bibliography, featuring access through author, title, and subject indexes. All these factors make this book an invaluable tool in understanding a disease which we are all likely to face in some way.
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