Dementia For Dummies - UK (Paperback)

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Dementia For Dummies - UK (Paperback)


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Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementia within the UK healthcare system

If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies, UK Edition provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible--no matter how severe their symptoms are.

  • Gives you the straight facts on dementia
  • Covers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementia
  • Helps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosis
  • Provides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illness

If you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.

Simon Atkins studied at Bristol University Medical School and trained as a GP in Bedminster Down. He is a freelance medical journalist and has been a columnist for The Guardian. He presented the BBC 3 series Make Me a Baby. His most recent book is First Steps to Living with Dementia.

Product Details ISBN: 9781118924693
ISBN-10: 111892469X
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: January 16th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English