Understanding Alzheimer's by Naheed AliAlthough every day we read news reports linking health problems to diet and lifestyle, there remains significant confusion regarding the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. Worldwide, more than 35 million people are currently suffering from Alzheimer's, and that number is expected to increase substantially over the next decade.Understanding Alzheimer's introduces readers to the inner workings of Alzheimer's, how the disease progresses, and what patients and caregivers can do to live with the disease. Following the astonishing path sufferers take from being sharp-minded to cognitively impaired, the book reveals how patients and their loved ones can cope with its mental, physical, and economic effects. Dr. Naheed Ali sifts through the information currently available on Alzheimer's to clearly and accessibly illustrate how Alzheimer's works, how we can prevent it, and how we can address it once symptoms begin to appear. Covering diet and lifestyle, medical interventions and the stages of Alzheimer's, he draws readers into a fuller understanding of the disease. Providing an accessible starting point for anyone wishing to learn more about Alzheimer's, this book will prove to be an indispensable resource.
Call Number: RC523.2 .A42 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-17
In Pursuit of Memory by Joseph JebelliFor readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases--Alzheimer's--from its discovery more than 100 years ago to today's race towards a cure. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 LONG-LISTED FOR THE 2017 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE NAMED "SCIENCE BOOK OF THE MONTH" BY BOOKSELLER Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandfather had Alzheimer's and now he's written the book he needed then -- a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that takes you behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the technological proving grounds of Japan; through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world -- many of whom he's worked with -- and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease. This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a clever, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.
Call Number: RC523.2 .J43 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
With Nature in Mind by Andy McGeeney; Lindsay Royan (Foreword by)What is ecotherapy, how does it relate to mental health, and how can it reduce emotional distress and promote general wellbeing? This book explains how a deeper connection to nature can improve quality of life, by combining the therapeutic power of mindfulness and being out in the natural world. Examining the latest psychological research evidence into how and why the natural world has such a positive effect on us, this book shows how best to utilise these therapeutic connections in practice. 100 nature-based activities are included, from experiencing the full force of the wind, to creating a sound map of natural noises. The aims of each activity are clearly outlined, with detailed guidelines for facilitating outdoor sessions with adults effectively and safely, and advice to help make the most of the outdoors in all weathers and seasons.
Publication Date: 2016-04-21
At Wit's End by George KrausAt Wit's End is a straightforward summary of leading advice for caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, written without technical jargon and impractical nuance. About 33 percent of the population eventually will provide care for someone with Alzheimer's. The strain of caring for a loved one with this disease can be enormous, yet the reward of enhancing a loved one's quality of life is beyond measure. So, where to begin? Many books delve into other specific areas of Alzheimer's care, emphasizing the financial and legal challenges, as well as myriad medical treatment needs of those experiencing the disease. Unique among these offerings, At Wit's End explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's, and does so in a holistic and practical manner. Kraus focuses on the whole person across his or her full social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life to provide as complete a picture as possible of the changes that are in play. With this broad, thoughtful, and grounded approach, family members, clincians, and caregivers are better able to discover and make wise choices from a wealth of effective interventions in all areas of care. It also allows them to care for themselves and their families in the dynamic, supportive care process. Find out how Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal aging and other diseases that mimic its symptoms; how the disorder affects changes in functional abilities and how the daily competence of a person with Alzheimer's is viewed by psychiatric and legal communities; how rational thinking is distorted, leading to a wide array of unusual and often uncharacteristic behaviors like agitation, impatience, wandering, and inappropriate expressions of sexuality; and what medical, psychiatric, and psychological treatments are available to help. At Wit's End gives families, clinicians, and caregivers a new outlook on Alzheimer's disease.
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
Psychology of Aging 101 by Robert YoudinWritten by a renowned scholar and practitioner of gerontology and aging, this is a concise, reader-friendly overview of key concepts of geropsychology, thepsychology of aging. Grounded in positive psychology, the text dispels common myths about the aging population with a wealth of evidence-based research. Itencompasses a foundational knowledge base regarding issues unique to older adults, information that is essential for mental health providers, who alreadysee an unprecedented growth in the number of older adults in their practices' a trend that is expected to continue for years to come. The text discusses theoretical models underlying geropsychology and examines common difficulties that affect older adults along with the most effectivetreatment approaches for this population. With a focus on the strengths and functions of older adults, the text examines the unique psychological problemsof later life and conflicts caused by retirement, living longer, financial stressors, and chronic illness. It discusses the complications of changingfamily systems, coping with cognitive impairments, how psychologists understand and treat Alzheimer' s and dementia patients, older adult sexuality and theunique sexual problems confronting LGBT individuals, elder abuse, ageism, substance abuse, and issues surrounding death and dying. A chapter on futuredirections for psychological research and practice highlights the many opportunities available in this field. The text will be of value for upper-levelundergraduate courses on the psychology of aging, as a supplement to developmental and clinical psychology courses, and as a resource for interdisciplinarystudies with a focus on gerontology. Key Features Provides a concise overview of one of the largest growing segments of our population Written by a prominent expert in gerontology and psychology Offers a wealth of evidence-based research that informs clinical issues Grounded in a positive psychology approach Integrates theory with human rights and social justice
Publication Date: 2016-02-28
Human Biological Aging by Glenda E. BilderComprehension of the theories of aging requires rudimentary knowledge of oxidation and reduction reactions, protein function, cell organelles, mitosis, acquired immunity, and evolution, among other basic biological concepts. Without these fundamentals, students of biological aging struggle to learn the essentials of biological aging and how to appreciate the research advances in the field. Human Biological Aging: From Macromolecules To Organ-Systems is an introduction to human aging from the level of macromolecules to organ systems. Age changes in proteins, DNA, polysaccharides and lipids are discussed relative to known age-related alterations in structure and function produced by free radicals and oxidants. At the cellular level, age-dependent mechanisms that diminish organelle function are described. Cellular phenomena of replicative senescence apoptosis, autophagy and neuroplasticity are detailed as to their contribution to compromised cellular functions. Authored by a leader in the field, Human Biological Aging: From Macromolecules To Organ-Systems is an invaluable introduction for those studying human aging.
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
Chronic Diseases in Geriatric Patients"The incidence of multiple chronic diseases affecting a single individual is high among elderly patients. This incidence is believed to be associated with a decline in many health outcomes, including quality of life, mobility, functional ability, increased"
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
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