The book aims to present, educate and inform individuals about Alzheimer's disease in a comprehensive manner. Its scope ranges from the discovery of the disease, epidemiology and basic biological principles underlying it, to advanced stem cell therapies used in thetreatment of Alzheimer's. It adopts a "global" perspective on Alzheimer's disease, and include epidemiological data and science from countries around the world.
Alzheimer's disease is a rapidly growing problem seen in every country around the world. This is the first and only comprehensive book to cover Alzheimer's disease, and includes the most updated literature and scientific progress in the field of dementia and Alzheimer'sdisease research.
Most books on the market that focus on Alzheimer's disease are targeted at caregivers as practical advice on how to deal with loved ones with the disease. This book instead is a comprehensive and popular science book that can be read by anyone with an interest in learning more about the disease.
Dr. Jefferson Chen MD, PhD, co-author, participated in the world's first surgical clinical trial using shunts to treat Alzheimer's disease. His first-hand involvement in a clinical trial for patients with Alzheimer's disease and experience treating Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which is commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease lends a unique perspective.
This book with appeal to a wide audience, regardless of their scientific or educational background.
About the Authors
Building a Community
Quick Reference Guide
Introduction, History, and Overview:
Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System
Senility and Normal Aging
What is Dementia?
Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease
Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease
The History of Alzheimer's Disease
An Interesting Link
Novel Therapies and Future Directions:
Surgical Treatments for Dementia
Is There a Link to Traumatic Brain Injury?
What's Going on Now?
How Can We Solve the Problem?
What Resources Exist?
Note to Readers