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Adults are being increasingly diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and this book provides strategies for concerned individuals to help slow the onset of the condition. Around 50% of adults with MCI go on to develop dementia, but research shows that self-help through early intervention and preventative measures can hugely slow this down. The self-help measures in this book include memory aids, health and lifestyle changes, activities, therapies and technological aids. All of them are known to improve cognition and can be incorporated into daily life. Every measure is firmly based in current research, and this book is also applicable to those with early-stage dementia wishing to delay the onset of more severe cognitive impairment. Given the paramount importance of early intervention to prevent cognitive impairment worsening, this book is essential reading for any older individual wanting the best strategies to help with how to do this in practice.
One in ten people over 40 now has diabetes. Research by Diabetes UK suggests that by 2030, around 5.5 million people in the UK will be suffering from the condition. This new edition of one of the most highlyrespected resources on the subject offers new content based on the latest medical expertise on diabetes from Registered Dietitian Karen Graham and Certified Diabetes Educator Dr. Mansur Shomali. The Complete Diabetes Guide features essential information on underlying causes, clinical features and effective management options and treatments along with personalized meal plans and lifestyle recommendations. This is a vital resource for anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes or who is at risk of developing it. The book is packed with useful and accessible information. A Learning About Diabetes section includes risks, symptoms and complications while a section on Taking Medication and Tests covers everything from low blood sugar and testing your own blood sugar to preparing for regular laboratory tests. A 7-Deal Meal Plan takes the guess-work out of a week's worth of healthy eating and a Hands-on-Food Guide offers nutrition tips along with activity and fitness plan recommendations. Karen Graham's Diabetes series is market-leading and has sold 250,000 copies across all titles and editions. She has an easy-tounderstand approach and has devoted her career to helping those with diabetes improve their lives.
An optimistic guide from an expert author and the world authority on Parkinson's disease. The number of people diagnosed and living with Parkinson's is increasing, according to the latest research from Parkinson's UK. They estimate that every year around 145,000 people in the UK are newly diagnosed with the condition - that's around 1 in 350 British adults. And Parkinson's diagnoses are set to rise by nearly a fifth by 2025. The increase is due to a growing and ageing population. The Parkinson's UK analysis suggests that 1 in every 37 people will be diagnosed with Parkinson's in our lifetime. Internationally renowned as both a neurologist and a leading researcher, Dr. Okun has been referred to as the voice of these patients and a world authority on Parkinson's disease. His positive and optimistic approach has helped countless people manage their symptoms and achieve happiness despite them. This approach, detailed in this new book, Living with Parkinson's Disease, is a critical resource for Parkinson's disease patients and their families. Presented in a friendly and easy-to-understand way, this book addresses PD related issues and symptoms along with emerging therapies. In each chapter, Dr. Okun offers patients the necessary tools to manage their disease and to ultimately find joy and fulfilment in their lives.
You have suspected for a while that you, or a loved one, might have dementia - and your family doctor has just confirmed this. But they have only ten minutes to tell you everything you need to know about the diagnosis, and it's taken you half that time to take your coat off. This book by a busy working doctor tells you everything you need to know about dementia and its various forms. It will help you to understand what happens to the brain when it develops Alzheimer's Disease (or other forms of dementia) and what the treatment possibilities are. It explains what to expect with symptoms, suggests some non-pharmacological approaches to managing the condition, and covers such practicalities as driving, making your home safe and giving or receiving Power of Attorney where necessary. Covering Alzheimer's Disease, vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and all the other major neurogenerative conditions, this book is packed with information, written with a light, wry humour, and answers all the questions that you didn't know you had until you left the surgery...
Finding Comfort is a book about easing grief and trauma after unimaginable horrors - mass shootings, catastrophic natural disasters and terrorist acts. Personal recollections of responding to tragedy, combined with a practical application, Earl Johnson offers readers the tools they need to seek support and offer it to those in need. The book walks through the life-cycle of disaster care from the first hours and days to the years that follow. Having been a care provider in a variety of events, Johnson shares valuable wisdom from those who have worked in the worst situations. Whether you're a first responder, a care professional, a victim of a disaster, a family member, or following a disaster on television or social media, Finding Comfort gives readers guidance and support. Readers don't have to wait for tragedy. this work helps one be prepared through examples and practical suggestions. This book is a ready resource to both those in need looking for help and to those wishing to provide it.
In this handy little book you'll find a whole range of tips, tricks and relaxing activities to help you switch off and unwind. From dot-to-dots and colouring-in to meditations and yoga poses, you'll find all you need to wind down at the end of a stressful day and relax in preparation for a restful night's sleep. Keep this book by your bedside as the ultimate aid for nodding off in no time.
A powerful memoir for sufferers, their families, and the professionals who care for them. For ten years, Arnhild Lauveng suffered as a schizophrenic, going in and out of the hospital for months or even a year at a time. A Road Back from Schizophrenia gives extraordinary insight into the logic (and life) of a schizophrenic. Lauveng illuminates her loss of identity, her sense of being controlled from the outside, and her relationship to the voices she heard and her sometimes terrifying hallucinations. Painful recollections of moments of humiliation inflicted by thoughtless medical professionals are juxtaposed with Lauveng's own understanding of how such patients are outwardly irrational and often violent. She paints a surreal world-sometimes full of terror and sometimes of beauty-in which the Captain rules her by the rod and the school's corridors are filled with wolves. When she was diagnosed with the mental illness, it was emphasized that this was a congenital disease, and that she would have to live with it for the rest of her life. Today, however, she calls herself a former schizophrenic, has stopped taking medication for the illness, and currently works as a clinical psychologist. Lauveng, though sometimes critical of mental health care, ultimately attributes her slow journey back to health to the dedicated medical staff who took the time to talk to her and who saw her as a person simply diagnosed with an illness-not the illness incarnate.
Despite recent advances in the study of pain, there is still no medical treatment, alternative therapy, or herbal remedy that can eliminate all pain for all people all of the time. And many who suffer chronic pain know all too well the risks of over-reliance on pain medications. Only you know the ins and outs of your pain; only you can change your feelings of helplessness and despair into empowerment and resilience in the face of persistent pain and its many effects on your life. The authors of this bestselling book are highly-respected experts on pain management who have successfully treated thousands of patients. Their 10-lesson self-management program offers clinically-proven strategies for making simple, gradual adjustments to daily patterns so you can take cope with chronic pain and take charge of your life. Readers of this book will learn how to: Identify and reject harmful myths about pain; Balance activity and rest; Fix sleep problems; Leverage family and friends for support; Manage emotional response to pain; Regain self-confidence; and Avoid relapsing into unhealthy behaviors This edition offers important information on the risks of opioid use for chronic pain, and discusses new treatment options including acceptance and commitment therapy, mind-body interventions such as tai chi, and cannabinoids. It also includes a Resource Guide that shows readers how to access support groups and find help paying for health insurance and medication; offers tips for communicating with healthcare teams and employers; and recommends mobile apps to assist with self-management strategies.
With the recent discovery that amyloid beta protein, the cause of plaques in Alzheimer's disease, is an antimicrobial peptide produced in response to infection, many researchers are focusing on the role infection plays in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Brain studies have also identified a number of different viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa in the postmortem brain specimens of Alzheimer's patients. Infection (particularly chronic, latent and persistent infections) causes an immune response that leads to inflammation and brain cell degeneration, which are characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease. Sources of infection in Alzheimer's disease vary from childhood infections to gut microbes that find their way into the brain as a result of aging, leaky gut syndrome, and increased permeability of the blood brain barrier. Studies and ongoing clinical trials show that treatment of viral and bacterial infections, as well as restoring a healthy balance to the gut microbiome, can reduce disease risk and improve symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease. This book serves as an introduction to the human microbiome and the role that infection plays in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Kentucky has more cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than any other US state, and most of these cases are concentrated in the Appalachian region of the commonwealth. However, what the facts cannot convey on their own is how life-changing cancer can be - something that editors Nathan L. Vanderford, Lauren Hudson, and Chris Prichard have endeavored to address. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia features essays written by a group of twenty high school and five undergraduate students, all of whom are residents of Kentucky's Appalachian region and are participants in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program. These essays detail the effects of cancer diagnoses and deaths on individuals and communities. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia seeks to shed light on personal cancer stories, to inspire those engaging in cancer-risk behaviors to change their ways, to motivate people to get involved with cancer-prevention initiatives, and to encourage others to uplift cancer patients and their loved ones.