Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 195 pages
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Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating, and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated, and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.
 

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Contents

The Importance of a Valid Diagnosis
3
Other Forms of Dementia Affecting the Elderly
17
The Reversible Dementias
27
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
43
Treatment and Management of the Dementias
91
Concurrent Emotional and Mental Disorders
157
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About the author (1996)

JAMES E. SOUKUP is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice./e He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. His other books include studies of attention-deficit disorder and the psychology of aging.

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