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By Julian C. Hughes

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

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

A committed bankruptcy explains how a prognosis is reached, together with the various modes of evaluate, from blood checks performed via a GP, to professional scans, highlighting how the mind really works. specified sections conceal the newest remedies to be had, together with the debatable use of antipsychotic medicine, and the opportunity of disease-modifying remedies within the future.

The booklet additionally explains how the multi-disciplinary workforce works jointly to appear after the sufferer's social wishes, corresponding to bathing and washing, in addition to their non secular and palliative wishes. Alzheimer's and different Dementias: The Facts presents the entire suitable details and counsel for victims, kinfolk and their care-givers to settle on the best intervention on the correct time, to create - because the booklet advocates - a different and customized administration plan.

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PS1 leads to earlier manifestations of the disease. e. those few cases where there is a clear genetic component). PS1 is also said to be more aggressive than the disease caused by PS2. The number of families known to be affected by all three genes is only a few hundred. 1 percent of all the cases at any age. 43 Alzheimer’s and other dementias · thefacts Most cases of Alzheimer’s occur, of course, after the age of 65 years and there is no clear pattern of inheritance. But studies using twins with older-onset disease suggest that the genetic influence is quite strong.

In the next four chapters I shall describe the clinical features of the four main types of dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body, and frontotemporal) in a little more detail. Then, in Chapter 8, I shall briefly describe some of the rarer forms of dementia. The interested reader could refer to the websites listed in Appendix 1 for more information or to the more detailed texts listed in Appendix 2. Dementia as a subject is simply vast and encompasses a good deal of highly specialized knowledge.

Cerebral palsy, for instance, which is present at birth, can cause learning problems. ) Conditions which are present at birth and affect the person’s ability to learn are not called dementia. This points to one of the features of dementia, which is that it leads to a loss of skills that the person once had. Learning disabilities, such as Down’s syndrome, on the other hand, are to do with defects that are present from the time of birth. It is possible, of course, that the person with Down’s syndrome, having picked up a host of skills during his or her life, might then start to lose them if dementia is acquired in later life.

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