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The Spectrum Of Hope

Author : Gayatri Devi
ISBN : 9781523500581
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

The Spectrum Of Hope

Author : Gayatri Devi
ISBN : 076119309X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer s by defining it as a spectrum disorder like autism, Alzheimer s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear. "

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Tm Alzheimer S Disease

Author : Gayatri Devi
ISBN : 0446536709
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services offers sound advice for patients and caregivers facing Alzheimer's disease. This guide covers prevention, treatment, and coping with memory loss and examines the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's.

When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Author : Joy A. Glenner
ISBN : 9780801881138
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended." -- Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and co-author of The 36-Hour Day

Understanding And Working With The Spectrum Of Autism

Author : Wendy Lawson
ISBN : 9781846422294
Genre : Psychology
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To many of the people who live or work with an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism Wendy Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better. Exercises at the back of the book encourage the reader to reflect on what has been discussed. The second part of the book contains chapters presenting a range of interventions and strategies for particular situations. Wendy illustrates her text with examples from her own life and from the lives of those she has met or worked with to clarify her points. She analyses ASD characteristics and examines interventions for dealing with social skills, anger management and self-esteem. Stress, its effects on the families of children with autism, and how best it can be alleviated, is also explored. Wendy writes in the light of her personal experience of an autism spectrum disorder as well as that of the available literature to create a book that is both readable and wide-ranging, furthering understanding of the links and differences between neurotypical individuals and those with ASD. Her book is an essential introduction to ASD for social workers, nurses, health professionals and those working in related fields.

Inside The Dementia Epidemic

Author : Martha Stettinius
ISBN : 9780984932627
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home--lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.

The Tides Of Mind Uncovering The Spectrum Of Consciousness

Author : David Gelernter
ISBN : 9781631490842
Genre : Science
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A “rock star” (New York Times) of the computing world provides a radical new work on the meaning of human consciousness. The holy grail of psychologists and scientists for nearly a century has been to understand and replicate both human thought and the human mind. In fact, it's what attracted the now-legendary computer scientist and AI authority David Gelernter to the discipline in the first place. As a student and young researcher in the 1980s, Gelernter hoped to build a program with a dial marked "focus." At maximum "focus," the program would "think" rationally, formally, reasonably. As the dial was turned down and "focus" diminished, its "mind" would start to wander, and as you dialed even lower, this artificial mind would start to free-associate, eventually ignoring the user completely as it cruised off into the mental adventures we know as sleep. While the program was a only a partial success, it laid the foundation for The Tides of Mind, a groundbreaking new exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the "mental spectrum," reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds. With far-reaching implications, Gelernter’s landmark "Spectrum of Consciousness" finally helps decode some of the most mysterious wonders of the human mind, such as the numinous light of early childhood, why dreams are so often predictive, and why sadism and masochism underpin some of our greatest artistic achievements. It’s a theory that also challenges the very notion of the mind as a machine—and not through empirical studies or "hard science" but by listening to our great poets and novelists, who have proven themselves as humanity's most trusted guides to the subjective mind and inner self. In the great introspective tradition of Wilhelm Wundt and René Descartes, David Gelernter promises to not only revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human but also to help answer many of our most fundamental questions about the origins of creativity, thought, and consciousness.

Alzheimer S Disease Decoded

Author : Ronald Sahyouni
ISBN : 9789813109278
Genre : Medical
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'" The book aims to present, educate and inform individuals about Alzheimer''s disease in a comprehensive manner. Its scope ranges from the discovery of the disease, epidemiology and basic biological principles underlying it, to advanced stem cell therapies used in the treatment of Alzheimer''s. It adopts a "global" perspective on Alzheimer''s disease, and include epidemiological data and science from countries around the world. Alzheimer''s disease is a rapidly growing problem seen in every country around the world. This is the first and only comprehensive book to cover Alzheimer''s disease, and includes the most updated literature and scientific progress in the field of dementia and Alzheimer''s disease research. Most books on the market that focus on Alzheimer''s disease are targeted at caregivers as practical advice on how to deal with loved ones with the disease. This book instead is a comprehensive and popular science book that can be read by anyone with an interest in learning more about the disease. Dr. Jefferson Chen MD, PhD, co-author, participated in the world''s first surgical clinical trial using shunts to treat Alzheimer''s disease. His first-hand involvement in a clinical trial for patients with Alzheimer''s disease and experience treating Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which is commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer''s disease lends a unique perspective. This book with appeal to a wide audience, regardless of their scientific or educational background. Contents:About the AuthorsBuilding a CommunityForewordPrefaceQuick Reference GuideIntroduction, History, and Overview:Introduction to the Brain and Nervous SystemDysfunctionSenility and Normal AgingWhat is Dementia?Introduction to Alzheimer''s DiseaseEpidemiology of Alzheimer''s DiseaseThe History of Alzheimer''s DiseaseAn Interesting LinkNovel Therapies and Future Directions:Surgical Treatments for DementiaIs There a Link to Traumatic Brain Injury?What''s Going on Now?Novel TherapiesHow Can We Solve the Problem?What Resources Exist?AcknowledgementsNote to ReadersGlossary/AbbreviationsIndex Readership: Interested lay public. "'

More Than Hope

Author : Tanya Paparella
ISBN : 098519510X
Genre : Psychology
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More Than Hope, For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum describes powerful intervention strategies to change areas of early child development most impacted by autism. With the specialized knowledge of Dr. Tanya Paparella, a leading expert with over 20 years of autism intervention and director of the UCLA childhood autism program, the book takes each significant area of development and explains why children with autism learn differently. It then provides step-by-step intervention strategies to develop communication, social interaction, and normal behavior. The teaching strategies are known to work, they are practical, and can be used in everyday activities. This book offers parents, care givers, and professionals the opportunity to do more than just hope for a child's successful future; it directly empowers them by providing critical knowledge and intervention tools towards long-lasting benefits for each child and their family. More Than Hope, For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum is easy to read, yet powerful in its simplicity and depth. Why is this book unique? Parent friendly intervention strategies. Interventions target areas of specific difficulty in autism. Intervention in critical areas results in dramatic improvement. Incorporates intervention strategies as part of everyday activities. Efficiently targets core deficits perfect for busy parents. Explains why each area is important, why a child is having difficulty, and exactly how to intervene. Content derived from cutting edge research distilled for parents by a specialist with over 20 years of autism experience and outstanding treatment results. Significantly reduces financial overheads incurred by specialist only intervention. Book Features: Table of Contents, Illustrated, Appendix, Glossary, References, Resources For more information go to: http: //www.autismintervention.info/

In Pursuit Of Memory

Author : Joseph Jebelli
ISBN : 9780316398961
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For 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 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.

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