Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer's Disease, Related Disorders, and Other Dementias--

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Karen Bellenir
Omnigraphics, 1999 - Alzheimer's disease - 524 pages
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Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder afflict only five to six percent of older people, but this means approximately three to four million Americans have one of these debilitating disorders. The annual economic toll of Alzheimer's disease in the United States in terms of health care expenses and lost wages is estimated at $80 to $100 billion.

Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook, 2nd edition, provides current information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, including multi-infarct dementia, AIDS-related dementia, alcoholic dementia, Huntington's disease, Binswanger's disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy, Pick's disease, corticobasal degeneration, delirium, and confusional states.

This Sourcebook will help readers recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the symptoms of other dementia. It provides information to help patients and their families understand the differences between reversible and irreversible causes of dementia, comprehend the results of current research initiatives, and know what to expect as Alzheimer's disease progresses.

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Contents

Is It Alzheimers? Warning Signs
13
Prevalence and Costs of Alzheimers
43
A Guide
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