Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes problems with thinking, memory, and behavior. Such symptoms as memory loss usually develop slowly but get worse over time, eventually becoming severe enough to interfere with daily activities and bodily functions.
What You Need to Know about Alzheimer’s Disease is part of Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of “Top 10” essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers’ most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easily navigable structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering such basics as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.
- Content approaches the subject in a holistic manner, covering often-overlooked areas, such as societal perceptions and impact on family and friends
- An Essential Questions section provides quick-access answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have
- Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text
- An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further research