Monday, September 21, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

The AP cites an Alzheimer's Disease International report today that more than 35 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and various stages of dementia.
The report puts North America's total at 4.4 million, although the Alzheimer's Association of the U.S. uses a less conservative count to say more than 5 million people in this country alone are affected. The disease afflicts one in eight people 65 and older, and nearly one in two people over 85.

The report forecasts a more than doubling of dementia cases in parts of Asia and Latin America over the next 20 years, compared with a 40 percent to 60 percent jump in Europe and North America.
The condition has touched members of my extended family, so I know I'm not alone in seeking guidance. Herewith, a sample of resources ...

Alzheimer's Disease / Mayo Clinic

Alzheimer's Disease / MedlinePlus

Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet / National Institute on Aging

Alzheimer's Disease Research Clinic / Mayo Clinic

Alzheimer's Support in Illinois / ElderCarelink

Illinois Alzheimer's Organizations /

"What Is Alzheimer's" / Alzheimer's Association

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The 36-hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins, 2000

Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
David Snowdon, 2001

The Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical Issues
Vaughn E. James, 2009

Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind
Emilia C. Bazan-Salazar, 2005

Alzheimer's Disease: The Dignity Within: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends
Patricia R. Callone [et al.], 2006

Alzheimer's from the Inside Out
Richard Taylor, 2007

The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Plan to Start at Any Age
Vincent Fortanasce, 2008

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
Patricia R. Callone [et al.], 2006

Death in Slow Motion: My Mother's Descent into Alzheimer's
Eleanor Cooney, 2003

A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Family Caregivers
Virginia Bell & David Troxel, 2002

Elegy for Iris
John Bayley, 1999

Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease: With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Facilities
Elaine A. Moore with Lisa Moore, 2003

Firefly Dreams (DVD)
Yoshinobu Hayana, 2004

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's (DVD)
Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, 2004

The Handholder's Handbook: A Guide to Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's or Other Dementias
Rosette Teitel, 2001

Inside Alzheimer's: How to Hear and Honor Connections with a Person Who Has Dementia
Nancy D. Pearce, 2007

Iris (DVD)
Roger Pratt, 2002

Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia
Thomas Graboys with Peter Zheutlin, 2008

The Long Goodbye
Patti Davis, 2004

Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's
Thomas DeBaggio, 2002

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease
Ronald Petersen, editor in chief, 2002

Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, a Daughter's Return
Mary Ellen Geist, 2008

The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis
Peter J. Whitehouse with Daniel George, 2008

Preventing Alzheimer's: Prevent, Detect, Diagnose, Treat, and Even Halt Alzheimer's Disease and Other Causes of Memory Loss
William Rodman Shankle & Daniel G. Amen, 2004

The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's-Type Dementia
Naomi Feil, rev. by Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, 2002

What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Early-Stage Alzheimer's
Todd E. Feinberg & Winnie Yu, 2005

A World of Light
Floyd Skloot, 2005

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