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Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's disease : with directories of research, treatment, and care facilities /
Elaine A. Moore ; with Lisa Moore ; illustrations by Marvin G. Miller.
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003.
description
xi, 401 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786414383 (illustrated case : alk. paper)
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003.
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0786414383 (illustrated case : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5076714
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-367) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She lives in Sedalia, Colorado. Her daughter and coauthor Lisa Moore works as a policy analyst for the federal government in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. She lives in Tucker, Georgia Illustrator Marvin G. Miller is a clinical chemist. He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-07-01:
As the older population increases, so does the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among the elderly. At present there is no cure, although great strides have been made in arresting the development of the disease. The first section of this encyclopedia explains terms (e.g., scientific, health plans, organizations) relating directly or indirectly to the disease. Entries vary in length but include cross-references and numerous black-and-white drawings that help clarify some terms. The next section has three directories (treatment centers listed by state and city, research facilities by state, and resources) followed by an index. Alzheimer's Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Alzheimer's Disease, Related Disorders, and Other Dementias (2nd ed., 1999) covers much the same ground and may be more useful to caregivers, but for a comprehensive reference on Alzheimer's, the Moores' resource would be an excellent choice. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Public libraries; colleges and universities with programs in gerontology, health, and nursing. T. M. Racz Eastern Michigan University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-04-01:
Alzheimer's is an immensely complex disease affecting about 35 percent of the older population. Although no cure is yet available, ongoing research in genetics, biochemistry, neurology, psychopharmacology, and other disciplines has led to a growing understanding of this devastating disorder. This encyclopedia covers a host of topics related to Alzheimer's, including brain pathology, anatomy, and chemistry; drug and nondrug therapies; genetics; landmark research studies; caregiving issues; diagnostic techniques; and professional organizations involved in Alzheimer's care and research. Unfortunately, the brief entries do not adequately explain complex concepts in terms easily understood by nonprofessional readers, and the drawings illustrating brain anatomy and physiological processes are not especially helpful. More than half the text is devoted to a directory of treatment and adult day-care centers, and a scanty resource list-soon to be out-of-date-tries to cover too much: books, journals, web sites, ongoing clinical trials, research facilities, and organizations. Another drawback is that neither author has a background in gerontology or Alzheimer's: Elaine is a hospital lab technician, and daughter Lisa is a policy analyst and coauthor of Graves Disease: A Practical Guide. Nor is there an editorial board or other evidence of professional contribution or review. A far better source of current information can be found online at the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www. cms.gov), and other related sites like www.clinicaltrials.gov. A print encyclopedia aimed at lay readers would be an invaluable resource for consumer health collections, but this is not it. Not recommended.-Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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SciTech Book News, March 2003
Library Journal, April 2003
Choice, July 2003
Booklist, September 2003
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Summaries
Main Description
The first section of this encyclopedic work offers entries on such topics as disease pathology (genetic influences, disease stages and diagnosis), brain anatomy and physiology (cellular and biochemical changes in the cholinergic system, the nervous system and plaque formation), disease process (stages and subtypes of Alzheimers, 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 directory of the National Institute of Agings Alzheimers Disease Centers along with numerous government, clinical and university affiliated treatment and research centers, all listed by state. The final section is a directory by state and city of home care providers and assisted living, ad
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
The Encyclopediap. 1
Long Term and Day Care Treatment Centersp. 153
Research Facilitiesp. 349
Resourcesp. 353
Indexp. 369
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