What if it's not Alzheimer's : a caregiver's guide to dementia / edited by Lisa Radin and Gary Radin ; foreword by Murray Grossman.
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- ISBN: 1591020875 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 346 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.
Includes vital information on Frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
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"Suggested reading": pages -339.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pt. 1. A medical focus. The ABCs of neurodegenerative dementias / Martin Rossor -- What is frontotemporal dementia? : a clinical perspective / Murray Grossman -- The role of genetics : a piece in the FTD puzzle / Jennifer M. Farmer -- Finding the "A" team : creating a collaboration of health professionals / Carol F. Lippa -- Therapeutic interventions : drug treatments and other therapies / Tiffany W. Chou -- Rehabilitation interventions : uses and benefits of speech, occupational, and physical therapies / Keith M. Robinson -- As the symptoms progress : understanding the stages of the disease / Carol F. Lippa -- An immoral legacy : the human impact of biomedical research and autopsy / Jennifer M. Farmer, Virginia M.-Y. Lee, John Q. Trojanowski -- Searching for the answers : the future of research and clinical care / Jordan Grafman -- pt. 2. Managing daily care. Self-expression and safe eating : understanding speech, swallowing, and nutrition / Erica Wollman -- A step ahead : exercise and mobility / Heather J. Cianci -- Challenging the mind : activities and socialization ; Fostering personal care : hygiene, dressing, and eating ; Within these walls : creating a safe and supportive environment / Lisa Ann Fagan --
Altered relationships : adapting to emotions and behavior / Katherine P. Rankin -- A balance of health : maintaining general medical care practices / Bruce L. Miller, Rosalie Gearhart -- Final choices : coping with end-of-life concerns / Jeannette Castellane -- pt. 3. Caregiver resources. Professional caregiving : using health community services / Judy L Fisher, Susan Riley -- Home away from home : nursing home and assisted-living options / Morris J. Kaplan -- By the hands of others : creating helpful support networks / Helen-Ann Comstock -- Money matters : securing financial and legal readiness / Paul L. Feldman, Kent S. Jamison -- pt. 4. Caring for yourself. A daily break : respite and personal care for the caregiver / Vivian E. Greenberg -- From loss to life : managing emotions and grief / Rev. David Cotton.
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