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By Julian C. Hughes

ISBN-10: 0199596557

ISBN-13: 9780199596553

With extra humans on this planet residing into older age, Alzheimer's and different Dementias: The Facts takes a accomplished examine the unfold of dementia, and offers authoritative details and useful suggestion for victims, their households, and the doctors who take care of them.

Written by way of a specialist in outdated age psychiatry, the e-book presents an outline of the entire types of dementia (including younger-onset dementias), from the most-recognized - Alzheimer's - to the less-frequent forms, similar to these brought on by inherited metabolic issues or HIV. The e-book courses the reader step by step via how the mind works, and explains in transparent and easy language the impression of dementias at the mind, and the influence on an individual's cognitive function.

A devoted bankruptcy explains how a prognosis is reached, together with the several modes of overview, from blood assessments performed by way of a GP, to expert scans, highlighting how the mind really works. specified sections conceal the newest remedies on hand, together with the debatable use of antipsychotic medicine, and the potential for disease-modifying remedies within the future.

The ebook additionally explains how the multi-disciplinary crew works jointly to appear after the sufferer's social wishes, reminiscent of bathing and washing, in addition to their religious and palliative wishes. Alzheimer's and different Dementias: The Facts offers all of the proper info and assistance for victims, kin and their care-givers to settle on the proper intervention on the correct time, to create - because the publication advocates - a distinct and custom-made administration plan.

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It can be seen, therefore, that anything that distorts or interrupts the working of the glial cells will affect the way in which the brain works. In addition, the glial cells are very important when it comes to inflammatory responses in the brain. g. astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and Schwann cells. Fluids There are two types of fluid that need to be considered briefly: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood. Cerebrospinal fluid CSF is a clear fluid that circulates within and around the brain and the spinal cord.

However, as we shall see in Chapter 8, there are inherited conditions in which dementia only appears later in life. In Chapter 1, I said dementia can sometimes come on surprisingly early. But dementia is not a ‘congenital’ condition, one you are born with, even if the inherited causes are already present at birth. The conditions that involve loss of higher brain functions from the time of birth are called learning disabilities. Cerebral palsy, for instance, which is present at birth, can cause learning problems.

Dementia as a subject is simply vast and encompasses a good deal of highly specialized knowledge. Fortunately, the main facts surrounding the most common types of dementia can be set out more briefly. 29 This page intentionally left blank 4 Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment 6 Key points ◆ As well as being the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease presents in the typical way that people tend to imagine, with gradually progressing memory impairment. ◆ Eventually the disease affects every aspect of a person’s mental functioning and of their physical state too.

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