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Dementia: Everything Your Doctor Doesn't Have Time to Tell You

Matt Piccaver

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Sheldon Press
16 June 2020
Medicine; Coping with illness
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...
By:   Matt Piccaver
Imprint:   Sheldon Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   120g
ISBN:   9781847094827
ISBN 10:   1847094821
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   16 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Matt Piccaver is a GP, writer and broadcaster. He has written for both local and national newspapers and appears regularly on television and radio talking about medical matters in addition to his clinical practice. He is the author of Everything Your GP Doesn't Have Time to Tell You About Arthritis (Sheldon Press, 2017).

Reviews for Dementia: Everything Your Doctor Doesn't Have Time to Tell You

I really, really enjoyed this book... well-written, I think it has a useful place for families living with dementia - Professor Dame Louise Robinson, Director of the Institute for Ageing at Newcastle University


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