80 - What If It's Not Alzheimer's
Not all dementia is Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (DAT). This book deals with the many other possibilities, focusing in particular on FTD (frontotemporal dementia). It provides step-by-step advice on topics ranging from diagnosis to money matters to caregiver respite.
In fact, not that long ago dementia was considered a normal part of aging. However, with recent medical research it has come to be known that cognitive impairment is not normal, but rather the result of any one of several degenerative neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s Being just one of them. This book investigates and defines FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer’s disease. The essays focus on clinical and medical issues as wells as finding a medical team, rehabilitation interventions, daily routines, nutrition, exercise, socialization, adapting the home and behavioral issues.
This book is the first of its kind, providing a wealth of real and practical information for both healthcare professionals and family caregivers.