Tangled Minds - 9780452276475

Un libro in lingua di Gillick Muriel R. edito da Plume, 1999

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In this book, Dr. Muriel R. Gillick gives us a comprehensive guide to coping with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Based on her years of clinical experience, Tangled Minds offers a fascinating, thoroughly up-to-date overview of dementia, including its history, the research being done to ascertain its causes, and the treatments now being used to ameliorate its symptoms. Weaving these details around the story of one Alzheimer's patient - a composite of many patients - Dr. Gillick takes us on an eye-opening journey through the many dimensions of Alzheimer's, covering territory from the genetic defect of chromosome 14 that causes many cases of familial Alzheimer's to the use of tactrine, a medication that may delay the effects of brain degeneration, to the effect of the disease on family members and caregivers.
Tangled Minds also provides medical details on such issues as how to diagnose dementia, revolutionary research discoveries and medications, housing alternatives, treatment options, and costs involved.

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