Category: Resources

The impact of a dementia treatment

By Bruce Miller      Dementia is a collection of symptoms caused by a number of different disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. The term dementia describes a progressive decline in memory or other cognitive functions that interferes with the ability to perform your usual daily activities (driving, shopping, balancing a checkbook, working, […]

The Banana Lady and Other Stories of Curious Behavior and Speech

Book Description Publication Date: August 24, 2006 Andrew Kertesz (Author) The subject of this book is a stranger than fiction change in personality, behaviors and relationships including the gradual loss of language and the meaning of words occurring in middle age. These are stories about a relatively little known illness in middle age, that happens to […]

What If It’s Not Alzheimer’s?: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia

Book Description Publication Date: March 27, 2008      This book includes vital information on Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Foreword is given by John Q Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of ‘other’ dementias. This book is […]

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life (3rd Edition)

Book Description by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins (Nov 1, 2006) Publication Date: November 1, 2006 This classic family guide to caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, and       memory loss in later life is now available in this user-friendly, oversized mass market edition.     Reissue. Get it at […]

Resources

Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/ University of California at San Francisco Memory and Aging Clinic (MAC) http://memory.ucsf.edu/ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/picks/picks.htm The National Academy of ElderLaw Attorneys: www.naela.org/ National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Phone: 800-447-6673 www.rarediseases.org Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute http://www.mhmni.com/dementia/ Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers andhealth […]