Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know

ISBN : 9780190603106

Steven R. Sabat
256 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG provides information not only about these conditions, but, crucially, about the many psychological and social strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Identifying and using those strengths can improve the quality of life of all concerned in non-pharmacological ways. This book thoroughly informs readers of the clinical history of these conditions, their causes and treatments, and methods of caring for and communicating effectively with those with AD.


Chapter 1 Dementia
Chapter 2 Alzheimer's Disease: Biological Aspects
Chapter 3 Alzheimer's Disease: The Subjective Experience
Chapter 4 People with Alzheimer's Disease and the Social World
Chapter 5 Resilience, Selfhood, and Creativity
Chapter 6 Types of Care and the Role of Spirituality
Chapter 7 Conclusion

About the author: 

Steven R. Sabat Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgetown University is a three-time recipient of the Edward B. Bunn Award for excellence in teaching, and a recipient of the College Dean's Award and College Academic Council Award for excellence in teaching at Georgetown. His research has focused on the remaining cognitive and social strengths, and the subjective experience of people with Alzheimer's disease. He is the author of The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil (Blackwell Publishers, 2001) and co-editor of Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (Oxford University Press, 2006).

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