Alzheimer's Disease Decoded: The History, Present, and Future of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia by Ronald Sahyouni

Alzheimer's Disease Decoded: The History, Present, and Future of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

byRonald Sahyouni, Aradhana Verma, Jefferson Chen

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2016

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The book aims to present, educate and inform individuals about Alzheimer's disease in a comprehensive manner. Its scope ranges from the discovery of the disease, epidemiology and basic biological principles underlying it, to advanced stem cell therapies used in the treatment of Alzheimer's. It adopts a "global" perspective on Alzheimer's disease, and include epidemiological data and science from countries around the world.

Alzheimer's disease is a rapidly growing problem seen in every country around the world. This is the first and only comprehensive book to cover Alzheimer's disease, and includes the most updated literature and scientific progress in the field of dementia and Alzheimer's disease research.

Most books on the market that focus on Alzheimer's disease are targeted at caregivers as practical advice on how to deal with loved ones with the disease. This book instead is a comprehensive and popular science book that can be read by anyone with an interest in learning more about the disease.

Dr. Jefferson Chen MD, PhD, co-author, participated in the world's first surgical clinical trial using shunts to treat Alzheimer's disease. His first-hand involvement in a clinical trial for patients with Alzheimer's disease and experience treating Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which is commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease lends a unique perspective.

This book with appeal to a wide audience, regardless of their scientific or educational background.


The subventricular zone (SVZ) can be found in the bottom-left picture and in the bottom-right picture underneath the lateral ventricles in the top picture. The subgranular zone (SGZ) can be found underneath the dentate gyrus within the hippocampus in the bottom-right picture.


A normal (left) and Alzheimer's brain (right).

Contents:

  • About the Authors

  • Building a Community

  • Foreword

  • Preface

  • Quick Reference Guide

  • Introduction, History, and Overview:

    • Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System
    • Dysfunction
    • Senility and Normal Aging
    • What is Dementia?
    • Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease
    • Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease
    • The History of Alzheimer's Disease
    • An Interesting Link
  • Novel Therapies and Future Directions:

    • Surgical Treatments for Dementia
    • Is There a Link to Traumatic Brain Injury?
    • What's Going on Now?
    • Novel Therapies
    • How Can We Solve the Problem?
    • What Resources Exist?
  • Acknowledgements

  • Note to Readers

  • Glossary/Abbreviations

  • Index

Readership: Interested lay public.
Key Features:

  • We approach Alzheimer's disease in a comprehensive and global manner, from its history to the latest scientific discoveries in the field. No other book provides readers with the thoroughness and explanation of complex scientific topics like ours. Additionally, this book does not focus on Alzheimer's only in the United States, but rather, how Alzheimer's disease affects individuals around the world
  • Dr. Jefferson Chen MD, PhD, co-author, participated in the world's first surgical clinical trial using shunts to treat Alzheimer's disease. His first-hand involvement in a clinical trial for patients with Alzheimer's disease and experience treating Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which commonly is misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease lends a unique perspective. As Director of NeuroTrauma at UCI medical center, he is involved in many up-front initiatives to mitigate the long term effects of traumatic brain injury
  • We wrote this book with the intention of making it readable and understandable by a wide audience, regardless of their scientific or educational background. We explain simply and succinctly any topic which is discussed in the book, and ensure that readers understand the information that is presented by using real world examples and personal anecdotes to humanize the subject matter
Title:Alzheimer's Disease Decoded: The History, Present, and Future of Alzheimer's Disease and DementiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813109270

ISBN - 13:9789813109278

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