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First Steps to living with Dementia Simon Atkins

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ISBN:
9780745957210
Published:
15th February 2013
Format:
Digital (delivered electronically)
Dimensions:
96 pages:
Series:
First Steps series

What is dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimer's? What symptoms should you look out for? Where can you go to find help? What treatments are available? In this short but comprehensive introduction, Dr Simon Atkins clears away the myths, and sets out the facts about this increasingly common condition. Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, First Steps to living with Dementia will advise you about how it is diagnosed, conventional medical treatments and alternative remedies, the social and financial support available, and the lifestyle changes that can help prevent it.
Foreword by Baroness Susan Greenfield 6 Introduction 8 1 What is dementia? 11 2 Symptoms of dementia 20 3 First steps to finding a diagnosis 29 4 At the memory clinic 39 5 Medical treatments 42 6 Natural and alternative remedies 48 7 Dealing with troublesome symptoms 62 8 Legal and financial help for those with dementia 72 9 Can dementia be prevented? 76 10 Some final thoughts 84 Appendix A: The brain made easy 86 Appendix B: Sources of help and advice 92 Appendix C: Useful resources 95
Dr Simon Atkins is a busy GP. He also specializes in covering health issues in the media both on TV and radio and in books, newspapers, and magazines. He is the author of numerous books including of First Steps to living with Dementia and First Steps out of Smoking (Lion Hudson).

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