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What If It's Not Alzheimer's?: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia

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Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer’s dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional ha ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Prometheus Books
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Lisa
Sep 04, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book specifically on frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a neurogenerative dementia which can vary from Alzheimer's in many ways. It is well-organized, being divided into four parts with a detailed table of contents which readily facilitates finding certain specific topics. The Medical Focus section is the largest and covers everything you've ever wanted to know about FTD and then some. Managing Daily Care is pretty self-explanatory and is primarily directed to the caregiver, but would be h ...more
Amy Knight
Sep 29, 2008 Amy Knight rated it really liked it
This book provided me with a much better understanding of frontal temporal lobe dementia. I used some of the information learned from it in staff training and family education.
Caroline Gordon
Sep 20, 2011 Caroline Gordon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dementia, non-fiction
Excellent book on dementia. Be ready for a complete description of where the illness is going to end up, you need to know but it can be disturbing.
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Jan 24, 2008 Diane rated it really liked it
Very comprehensive.
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