LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND DEMENTIA IN THE ELDERLY
This paper takes the position that leisure activities can lead to a reduced risk of dementia. The literature supporting the position is reviewed. Describes & gives statistics on dementia.
DEVASTING EFFECTS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
Discusses the disorder & how AD sufferers & their families are treated by medical community. Coping skills & support systems of family caregivers; care in health care facilities. Suggestions re: improving current systems.
Symptoms, discovery in 1906, possible cause, incidence, research, predictive tests, impact on family, diagnosis, treatment.
Alzheimer's: A Genetic Disease
This paper discusses Alzheimer's disease from a genetic standpoint, identifying the genes, allele, and chromosome thought to cause it, as well as the disease's symptoms, diagnosis, treatment,and future treatment options.
Examines the medical condition of dementia due to head traumas. Discusses the etiology; neuropsychological problems. Symtoms of multiple cognitive defects, behavioral problems, mood and personality changes. Epidemiology. Treatment for traumatic brain injury and dementia. Cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation approachs such as computer-assistance training, cognitive exercises, psychotherapy, behavior modification.