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Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Dementia: A Very Short Introduction  

Kathleen Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198825784
Dementia: A Very Short Introduction explains how dementia is diagnosed, its different types and symptoms, and its effects on sufferers and their families. Why is dementia ... More
6. Helping the helper

6. Helping the helper  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198815600
‘Helping the helper’ shows how ethics support can be introduced to shape ethical understanding and good healthcare practice using an example from a care home setting where everyday care is ... More
4. Remembering

4. Remembering  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191828607
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198786221
How can we explain amnesia for the past, yet retention of knowledge learned at school? Why do we begin to forget people’s names when we are in our fifties? Why do people with Alzheimer’s ... More
7. Molecular biology in the clinic

7. Molecular biology in the clinic  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198723882
Environmental agents can cause genetic and epigenetic changes to DNA, the consequences of which lead to deregulation of cellular processes and pathways that cause disease. Genetic variation ... More
6. The future of dementia

6. The future of dementia  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198825784
There is still no cure for dementia, but that could change; scientists now have more tools for understanding neurodegeneration, and funding for research is at unprecedented levels. ‘The ... More
1. The challenges of dementia

1. The challenges of dementia  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198825784
While cognitive problems have long been associated with ageing, dementia is a relatively new concept. ‘The challenge of dementia’ shows how our understanding of it was shaped by research in ... More
5. Diagnosis and treatment

5. Diagnosis and treatment  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198825784
‘Diagnosis and treatment’ explains the systems used to classify brain disorders, and the change in our understanding of dementia from seeing it as threshold to a spectrum of symptoms that ... More
5. The seven ages of sleep

5. The seven ages of sleep  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199587858
Sleep patterns change with age. These changes are often difficult to distinguish from changes caused by disorders, and the prevalence of some sleep disorders also change with age, further ... More
5. Biological factors

5. Biological factors  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775529
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192802217
‘Biological factors’ explores research into the cause of schizophrenia. Some have sought a biological basis for the disorder, while others have looked for social or psychological causes. In ... More

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