There is an average of one new case of dementia every four seconds.*
Dementia encompasses a range of brain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. They cause cognitive impairment and are much more likely to occur with age. Dementia has a serious effect on the lives of not only its sufferers, but also has a significant impact on their family and friends.
This book gives the basic information needed to understand what dementia is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how to deal with it, including details on:
The different types of dementia
Risk factors and investigation
The various treatments and supports available
Daily living, diet, exercise and attitude.
*Source: World Health Organization
Dr Keith Souter is an established medical writer and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is the author of 50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Back Pain, Understanding and Dealing with Stroke, Understanding and Dealing with Depression and Understanding and Dealing with Heart Disease.