Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., and Lisa P. Gwyther with Tina Adler

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Previously published as part of THE ALZHEIMER’S ACTION PLAN.

What would you do if your mother was having memory problems?

Five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds, with millions more at risk. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, families don’t know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions.

Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, Living Well After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis tells you the truth about Alzheimer’s treatment, living well with early-stage Alzheimer’s, finding peace of mind during the middle years, and answers the 40 most common questions.

Clear, compassionate, and empowering, Living Well After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis is a must-read.

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THE ALZHEIMER’S ACTION PLAN (CHAPTER ONE)THE TRUTH ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S
TREATMENT

Few Alzheimer’s patients get state-of-the-art care.

—HEADLINE, PSYCHIATRIC NEWS, 2001

In the past decade, we have made tremendous progress in developing treatments for the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have completed more than a hundred clinical trials testing various treatments for Alzheimer’s, which have taught us a great deal. Just as in cancer or heart disease, Alzheimer’s treatments are based on the latest science and are tested rigorously

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P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., and Lisa P. Gwyther with Tina Adler

P. MURALI DORAISWAMY, M.D., a renowned expert on brain health, is head of Duke University’s Biological Psychiatry division and a Senior Fellow at Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging. As Director of Psychiatry Clinical Trials at Duke for nearly ten years, he received numerous awards for his work as an investigator on landmark studies. The author of more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Doraiswamy has served as an adviser to the Food and Drug Administration, the American Federation for Aging Research, the National Institutes of Aging, and the World Health Organization, as well as leading Alzheimer’s medical journals and advocacy groups. His research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times, and on CBS News, The Today Show, NPR, and the BBC.

LISA P. GWYTHER, M.S.W., Associate Professor in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is a social worker with thirty-eight years’ experience in aging and Alzheimer’s services. She is the education director of the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke and the current president of the Gerontological Society of America. The author of 130 scientific and lay publications, she was honored in 1998 as one of the founders of the national Alzheimer’s Association, and has won national and state awards for documentaries on Alzheimer’s disease and creativity in Alzheimer’s programming. The mother of two and grandmother of four, she resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband of forty years.

TINA ADLER, a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and science, lives in Cabin John, Maryland. She cared for two family members who had Alzheimer’s disease.

P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W.
Tina Adler

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Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., and Lisa P. Gwyther with Tina Adler

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August 2011
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ISBN: 9781429959001
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