Encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s Disease (Ed. 2)
With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Facilities
by Elaine Moore with Lisa Moore
McFarland Publishers: Publication Date: January 20, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0786464585 | ISBN-13: 978-0786464586 | Edition: 2 Revised
The first and largest section of this encyclopedia offers entries on such topics as disease pathology (genetic influences, disease stages and diagnosis), brain anatomy and physiology (cellular and biochemical cholinergic changes, the nervous system and plaque formation), disease process (stages and subtypes of Alzheimer’s, coexisting illnesses and associated disorders), research and treatment (therapeutic options, drug efficacy and clinical trials), care and caregivers (memory aids, caregiver burdens and respite care) and government programs (laws, research centers, and federal insurance programs).
Section two is a representative list, by state and city, of home care providers and assisted living, adult day care and long-term residential treatment facilities, noting location, special accommodations, certifications, number of beds, accreditations, insurance information, and URL if available.
Section three is a state-by-state list of the National Institute of Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Centers along with numerous other government, clinical and university affiliated treatment and research centers.
Section four is a guide to a wide selection of resources including books, journals, support groups, organizations, and Internet sites.
What's new in the 2nd edition?
The second edition contains updated resources, research institution information and a listing of treatment and care facilities in the United States. Additions to the encyclopedia section include advances in Alzheimer's disease research, genetics, diagnostic procedures, treatment, alternative medicine, brain plasticity, risk factors, clinical trial information, nursing home safety, and preventive measures. In addition the book describes medical treatments used in other countries and the results of collaborative efforts such as the recent global imaging test initiatives and the Prevent Alzheimer's Disease by 2020 Project.