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Author Turkington, Carol.

Title The A to Z of Alzheimer's disease / Carol Turkington and Deborah Mitchell ; foreword by James E. Galvin
Edition [Second edition]
Published New York : Checkmark Books, [2010]


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 MELB  616.831 Tur/Atz  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 302 pages : forms ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: Entries A-Z -- Appendixes -- Appendix I: Alzheimer's Disease Resources -- Appendix II: Alzheimer's Disease Centers -- Appendix III: Area Agencies on Aging -- Appendix IV: International Alzheimer's Disease Associations -- Appendix V: Legal/Financial Issues -- Appendix VI: Read More about It -- Appendix VII: Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials
Summary Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, and behavior. More than 5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is projected to leap to 11 million by 2050. As the baby boomer population continues to age, Alzheimer's remains a significant public health problem, and there is no cure on the horizon. --
Environmental Histories of the Cold War explores the links between the Cold War and the global environment, ranging from the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons testing to the political repercussions of environmentalism. Environmental change accelerated sharply during the Cold War years, and so did environmentalism as both a popular movement and a scientific preoccupation. Most Cold War history entirely overlooks this rise of environmentalism and the crescendo of environmental change. However, these historical subjects not only were simultaneous but also were linked together in ways both straightforward and surprising. The contributors to this book present these connected issues as a global phenomenon, with chapters concerning China, the Soviet Union, Europe, North America, Oceania, and elsewhere. The role of experts as agents and advocates of using the environment as a weapon in the Cold War or, in contrast, of preventing environmental damage resulting from Cold War --
In more than 500 entries, The A to Z of Alzheimer's Disease presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease. Appendixes include major resources, organizations, helpful books and publications, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary. --Book Jacket
politics is also given broad attention. --
Notes Previous ed. published in 2003 by Facts On File
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-255, 264-284) and index
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Encyclopedias.
Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer Disease.
Genre/Form Encyclopedia.
Author Galvin, James E.
Mitchell, Deborah R.
LC no. 2009006661
ISBN 0816081271 (paperback)
9780816081271 (paperback)
Other Titles Alzheimer's disease
The A to Z of Alzheimer's disease : a concise guide to understanding and coping with this devastating disease
Alzheimer's disease