Alzheimer's & Dementia.pdf
Alzheimer's Disease, a form of dementia affects over 5 million Americans. Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Here an expert in the field reviews the known causes and treatments for this debilitating disease. Each title in the series will include: CONTENT Questions and Answers about the medical definition/description of the condition; the source/causes; details of symptoms; available cure/treatment; and societal issues or public opinion such as legal issues, social/psychological ramifications, etc. CASE STUDIES (2) Patient's perspective Doctor's perspective ANIMATIONS, FIGURES, PHOTOS To support, explain topics under discussion. In electronic versions these items are integrated as hyperlinks and "pop-ups" throughout the text RESOURCES Web sites, articles, blogs, and books that offer additional information on each subject COMPANION DVD To accompany printed versions with animations, color figures from the book, Web links, animations, etc.
Dr. Norman Poole is a locum consultant liaison psychiatrist, at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Dr Poole trained in psychiatry at St George's Hospital and Medical School where he developed an interest in liaison and neuropsychiatry.