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Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Taylor, Kathleen

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  • Pub Date
    6 Aug 20

As more of us live longer, the fear of an old age devastated by brain diseases like dementia is growing. Many people are already facing the challenges posed by these progressive and terminal conditions, whether in person or because they are caring for loved ones. Dementia is now ...the fifth most common cause of death across the world. It is small wonder that understanding, preventing, and finally curing these illnesses is now a global priority. Recent advances in brain research have given scientists a better chance than ever of finding ways to help patients, carers, and clinicians dealing with dementia. Yet there is still no effective treatment. Why has progress been so slow? And what can we all do to reduce our chances of getting the disease? In this Very Short Introduction Kathleen Taylor offers a guide to the science of dementia and brain ageing. Never forgetting the human costs of brain disorders - movingly illustrated throughout the book - she also discusses their costs to society. Clearly explaining the research, she sets out the main ideas which have driven dementia science, and the new contenders hoping to make a breakthrough. Taylor also looks at risk factors, and how to lower our chances of succumbing to dementia. Assessing current and potential treatments, including both drugs and other approaches, she explains, clearly and gently, what help is available for someone who is diagnosed with dementia, and how to boost the chances of living well with the condition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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ISBN 9780198825784
Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780198825784
Stock Release date is 6 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 6 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Kathleen
Series Very Short Introductions
Category Medicine
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Geriatric Medicine
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 174mm
Dewey Code 616.831
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade