Dementia

Facts & Information. Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurocognitive Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!

Dementia is one of the most prevalent syndromes prevalent today, and yet scientific and medical knowledge of dementia and its many different types, causes, and dynamics is arguably still in its beginning stages.

Neither does it help that public awareness of dementia is also pretty sparse. For years, people have considered dementia as just a normal part of aging, when it actually isn’t. Show More

Alzheimer’s Disease

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and it accounts for over 50-70% of all cases of dementia. It is also progressive, which means that even when the early symptoms are subtle and easy to miss, it gets worse over time, eventually leading to death.

What characterizes Alzheimer’s is the appearance of amyloid plaques and tangles (neurofibrillary tangles) in the brain caused by abnormal protein deposits.

Amyloid plaques are clumps of toxic protein peptides or fragments, also called beta-amyloid. Beta-amyloids start out as Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP), which are produced by cells for the cellular membrane. When the APP becomes embedded or stuck in the membrane, certain enzymes snip or cleave the APP into fragments. APP fragments generally release beneficial elements for the growth of neurons while interacting beneficially with the nucleus of the cell. However, in some instances some APP fragments are snipped or cleaved at both ends, releasing the beta-amyloid peptide into space, which begins to stick to other beta-amyloid peptides. Read More

Frederick Earlstein

I love to write medical education books. My books are written for everyone in an easy to read and understandable style. Some of my other titles available on Amazon (and various other book retailers) are “Torticollis Explained. A Complete Care Guide” (ISBN 978-1-941070-05-5- “Scabies and Lice Explained” (ISBN 978-1-941070-01-7) – “Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis Explained” (ISBN 978-1-941070-02-4)…. and many more to come! Many of my titles are also available for Kindle on Amazon and as digital eBooks from various online retailers.

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A Truffle of Information on Dementia

Just what I was hoping to read: definitions, and prognoses, But there was more information on each type of dementia that is useful. Also all of the categories and dementia types that were included opened my eyes to what is out there. My dad had PSP but not much was known about it in the early 1980’s. Thanks for including that.

– Diane

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The title says it all

If you are in the field or have a loved one inflicted, this is a good book to have in your library. This is an awful disease – and it is very complicated to understand.

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This book is worth reading if someone you love has dementia

I gained knowledgeable about dementia from reading this book. You will also. Some parts are too technical for the average reader.

– Russell George

Dementia

Facts & Information. Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurocognitive Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!

Dementia is one of the most prevalent syndromes prevalent today, and yet scientific and medical knowledge of dementia and its many different types, causes, and dynamics is arguably still in its beginning stages.
Neither does it help that public awareness of dementia is also pretty sparse. For years, people have considered dementia as just a normal part of aging, when it actually isn’t.

“Dementia Explained” by Frederick Earlstein gathers together many of the current knowledge and information about dementia, its history, types, symptoms, causes, treatment and prognosis into one, easy to read reference that seeks to demystify this syndrome for the ordinary layman.

Within these pages, we take a look at some of the many different types of dementia that afflict millions of people in the world today. The book also takes a look at some of the alternative therapies or remedies that may help people who suffer from dementia or dementia symptoms, and at the different types of research experts are currently looking into that might help people who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Dementia Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurocognitive Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More!