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Alzheimer's and other dementias

Alzheimer's and other dementias

Cayton, Harry; Graham, Nori; Warner, James, Dr; Cayton, Harry

This is a comprehensive questions and answer guide to understanding Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. It provides positive, practical advice for carers on how to cope with the daily problems of dementia, and advice on legal and financial implications

Paperback, Book. English.
3rd ed.
Published London: Class, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Harry Cayton, Nori Graham, James Warner
ISBN: 1859591485, 9781859591482
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-224) and index.
Note: Previous ed.: published as Alzheimer's at your fingertips. 2001.
Physical Description: xiv, 236 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series: Answers at your fingertips
Subject: Alzheimer's disease Miscellanea.; Dementia Miscellanea.; Dementia Popular works.; Alzheimer's disease Popular works.


  1. 1. What is dementia?
  2. 2. What is Alzheimer's disease?
  3. 3. Getting a diagnosis
  4. 4. Practical care day to day
  5. 5. Communication and activities
  6. 6. Personal safety
  7. 7. Behaviour that may cause difficulties
  8. 8. Carers' emotions
  9. 9. Getting help
  10. 10. Residential and nursing homes
  11. 11. Legal and financial advice
  12. 12. Treatment
  13. 13. Research
  14. Glossary
  15. Appendix 1: Useful addresses
  16. Appendix 2: Some other reading


This book is for anyone who has been affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia. You may have been recently diagnosed, you may know someone who is experiencing symptoms, or you may be caring for someone with the condition.

There are over 100 different types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Most forms of dementia cannot be cured.

This book answers 276 questions about the realities of dementia, and provides you with the knowledge to understand the condition and take control.


For carers and families, this book provides a fount of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable on the journey through dementia. Its comprehensiveness and clarity ensure it is accessible and excellent value.