DOENÇA DE ALZHEIMER
Author: Judes Poirier, Serge Gauthier
Publisher: MG Editores
Este livro apresenta uma visão geral das últimas novidades médicas e científicas sobre os avanços recentes em pesquisa, as causas e os tratamentos da doença de Alzheimer, formas de prevenção que vêm sendo desenvolvidas e hábitos e estilos de vida que foram validados cientificamente e podem desacelerar ou impedir a progressão sintomática da doença.
Author: Judes Poirier, Serge Gauthier
A guide for caregivers and sufferers coping with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a reality in millions of lives and a serious concern for seniors and their loved ones. In developed countries where people are living longer than ever before, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is reaching epidemic proportions, according to the World Health Organization. For families, sufferers, and caregivers, the need for reliable, clear, and concrete information has never been greater. Alzheimer’s Disease: The Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the disease and its effects: getting a diagnosis, the ways it can progress and be managed, strategies for supporting sufferers and accessing care, legal concerns, and more. This guide addresses every aspect of the disease from the first doctor’s visit to the long-term measures that can drastically improve the lives of sufferers and those close to them. Inside, you will find: Practical and comprehensive information to guide every step of the process of seeking treatment or a diagnosis A reassuring, realistic guide for family members, caregivers, and patients themselves Answers to the most commonly asked and most pressing questions about Alzheimer’s Detailed and clear chapters on the lifestyle habits that may aid in preventing and managing Alzheimer’s Written by two medical experts, this guide is intended for all. It aims to demystify the disease and provide a clear path to reclaiming stability and quality of life. Finally, it explains the real progress that has been made over the past five years in treatment and prevention.
Author: James F. Balch
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Os tratamentos naturais têm se tornado cada vez mais importantes no auxílio de problemas de saúde. Organizado como uma enciclopédia, este livro é o manual definitivo para tratar de quase 200 problemas de saúdes recorrentes, tais como catarata, insônia, sinusite, dor de cabeça, úlcera etc. O livro contém, para cada doença ou problema, uma seção sobre medicina natural, homeopatia, acupuntura, entre outros tipos de tratamentos alternativos. Também inclui indicações de quais alimentos evitar, vitaminas que podem ser utilizadas, descrição dos sintomas de cada mal e oferece recomendações gerais, como mudanças no estilo de vida, métodos para aliviar o estresse, exercícios etc.
Alzheimer - As fases da doença
Author: On Line Editora, Saúde On Line Editora, Atualidades On Line Editora
Publisher: On Line Editora
Você sabia que o Mal de Alzheimer, pode ser controlado e até ter seus efeitos retardados se for descoberto logo no início? Este Guia oferece informações rigorosamente científicas e orientações fundamentais para o dia a dia de quem tem alguém próximo nessa condição.
Quando alguém de nossa família é diagnosticado com Alzheimer ou Parkinson, muitas dúvidas surgem. Diante de tantos questionamentos, este guia esclarece não somente as dúvidas acima, mas também as melhores e mais atuais ferramentas da medicina para tratar cada uma das doenças, além de dicas de organização na casa, as receitas que garantem uma vida mais saudável e a importância de zelar pela saúde e o bem-estar do cuidador.
Quando alguém de nossa família é diagnosticado com Alzheimer ou Parkinson, muitas dúvidas surgem, tais como: quais são as principais causas e os sintomas mais frequentes; como ter mais qualidade de vida e independência; existem atividades que controlam os estágios das doenças; e como a lei pode beneficiar quem tem o diagnóstico confirmado. Diante de tantos questionamentos, este guia esclarece não somente as dúvidas acima, mas também as melhores e mais atuais ferramentas da medicina para tratar cada uma das doenças, além de dicas de organização na casa, os acessórios que facilitam a vida dos parkinsonianos, as receitas que garantem uma vida mais saudável e a importância de zelar pela saúde e o bem-estar do cuidador.
New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Washington State Book Prize D'Ambrosio is already considered one of America's premier short story writers, but Loitering cements his place as one of our great living essayists. Charles D’Ambrosio’s essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. For anyone familiar with D’Ambrosio’s writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject—Native American whaling, a Pentecostal “hell house,” Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J.D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family—D’Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own.
Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Little, Brown
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health. In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more. Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in "good fats" is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. Dr. Perlmutter's revolutionary 4-week plan shows you how to keep your brain healthy, vibrant, and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions -- without drugs. Easy-to-follow strategies, delicious recipes, and weekly goals help you to put the plan into action. With a blend of anecdotes, cutting-edge research, and accessible, practical advice, Grain Brain teaches you how to take control of your "smart genes," regain wellness, and enjoy lifelong health and vitality.
Offers advice on care, explains how to handle inappropriate public behavior, and discusses treatments, support groups, and individual counseling
Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience Investigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe: the brain. Covering the most recent scientific discoveries and complemented with helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes that help bring the information to life, this updated edition offers a compelling and plain-English look at how the brain and nervous system function. Simply put, the human brain is an endlessly fascinating subject: it holds the secrets to your personality, use of language, memories, and the way your body operates. In just the past few years alone, exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge have transformed the field of neuroscience—and this friendly guide is here to serve as your roadmap to the latest findings and research. Packed with new content on genetics and epigenetics and increased coverage of hippocampus and depression, this new edition of Neuroscience For Dummies is an eye-opening and fascinating read for readers of all walks of life. Covers how gender affects brain function Illustrates why some people are more sensitive to pain than others Explains what constitutes intelligence and its different levels Offers guidance on improving your learning What is the biological basis of consciousness? How are mental illnesses related to changes in brain function? Find the answers to these and countless other questions in Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Desembarcando o Alzheimer
Author: Fernando Lucchese, Ana Hartmann
Este guia pretende ajudar de forma prática familiares e cuidadores de pacientes com Alzheimer. O livro foi escrito a quatro mãos pela Dra. Ana Hartmann, psicóloga especializada em cuidados com Alzheimer, e pelo Dr. Fernando Lucchese, cirurgião cardiovascular, um médico afeito a doenças complexas e com larga experiência em transmitir ao público leigo informações úteis sobre saúde. O resultado é um guia sobre esta terrível doença e a forma de minimizar o sofrimento de todos os envolvidos. A esposa de um paciente cunhou a frase cheia de emoção de quem vê o declínio de um cérebro brilhante: “O diagnóstico de Doença de Alzheimer foi como um golpe de punhal em mim e em toda a família”. Ela mesma dividiu o percurso da doença em três fases: 1) Revolta seguida de aceitação. 2) Aquisição de conhecimento e adaptação. 3) Dedicação, paciência e amor. Este livro pretende contribuir com familiares e cuidadores nas três fases, de maneira franca e honesta. Nossos objetivos serão atingidos se compaixão e respeito se tornarem a base do tratamento de pacientes com Alzheimer.
Describes the theories and concept of aging along with information on the physiological and psychosocial changes and problems of the aging process, and covers the appropriate nursing interventions.
APA Handbook of Dementia
Author: Glenn E. Smith, Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
Publisher: APA Handbooks in Psychology(r)
The APA Handbook of Dementia addresses assessment, comorbidity, evaluation, and treatment of various forms of dementia. The handbook reviews common dementias including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other less common dementias. It is organized into sections discussing diagnosis, epidemiology, and neurobiology (including neuropathology and neuroimaging); assessment, including cultural issues, methodology, and neuropsychology; and primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies. The handbook is intended as a resource for all psychologists and other health professionals that serve persons and families impacted by neurodegenerative disease.
“Speaking for my colleagues, we are confident that we can treat Alzheimer’s disease and reduce its burden on individuals and society.” —Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph. D., Medical Editor Mayo Clinic has helped many Alzheimer’s patients and their families cope with a difficult disease, through both patient care and our earlier books. Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease is completely updated based on the patient care experience and research of Mayo doctors. The book brings you the latest, most effective treatment approaches we know and is a must-read for every caregiver. Actively managing Alzheimer’s and other conditions that cause dementia can significantly improve quality of life, both for the person with the condition and for his or her caregiver. This book is full of new discoveries we’re eager to pass on to you. For example... • Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease tells you about advances in brain research that allow doctors to detect the condition in its earliest stages. This gives us hope for unraveling some of the real mysteries surrounding the disease. • A critical development in medical technology is the ability to detect plaques in the living brain through molecular imaging. With this breakthrough, it’s now possible to track progress of the disease and the effects of medication therapy on a patient. • Many Alzheimer’s patients can be helped by treating their coexisting conditions, such as depression, anxiety or a sleep disorder. Often, treating these conditions results in improved general health and potentially even better cognition. If you are the friend, loved one or caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s, this book is a must-read. You’ll learn about treatment goals, medications, strategies to deal with changing behaviors, and best ways to approach advanced or severe cases. Download your copy today and let the knowledge of Mayo Clinic help you and your loved ones!
You Can Heal Your Life
Author: Louise L. Hay
This New York Times Bestseller has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Louises key message in this powerful work is: ''If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.'' Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinkingand improve the quality of your life! Packed with powerful information - you'll love this gem of a book!