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Sourcebook covering Primary Degenerative Dementia

Title:

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Date Published: 2002-09-05
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0-597-82997-7
   
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)
James N. Parker, M.D.

Dr. James N. Parker received a B.S. in Psychobiology from University of California, Riverside and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to authoring numerous research publications, he has lectured at various academic institutions. Dr. Parker is the medical editor for the Official Patientís Sourcebook series published by ICON Health Publications.

Philip M. Parker, Ph.D.

Philip M. Parker is the Eli Lilly Chair Professor of Innovation, Business and Society at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France and Singapore). Dr. Parker has also been Professor at the University of California, San Diego and has taught courses at Harvard University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and UCLA. Dr. Parker is the associate editor for the Official Patientís Sourcebook series published by ICON Health Publications.

About the Series
Designed to help patientís understand the latest information, study or research being conducted on their disease, or condition. Sourcebooks in this series generally cover the following: symptom or symptoms; diagnosis or diagnostic test or tests; cause or causes; prevention; therapy or therapies; natural medicine; drugs and medication or medications; facts on surgery or operations; treatment, treatments or cures; traditional and alternative approaches; what is available to patients for insurance, cost reduction, help and other support, including video, multimedia, dissertations, patents, hospital and library location services. Check with book table of contents for details.
Contents
Introduction
        Overview
        Organization
        Scope
        Moving Forward
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Guidelines
        Overview
        What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies?
        Is There Any Treatment?
        What Is the Prognosis?
        What Research Is Being Done?
        For More Information
        More Guideline Sources
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
        Overview
        Associations and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Finding Doctors
        Finding a Neurologist
        Selecting Your Doctor
        Working with Your Doctor
        Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        Recent Trials on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Benefits and Risks
        Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
        General References
        Vocabulary Builder
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        The Combined Health Information Database
        Federally-Funded Research on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        E-Journals: PubMed Central
        The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Books on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
        Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
        Chapters on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        General Home References
Chapter 6. Multimedia on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        Video Recordings
        Bibliography: Multimedia on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Periodicals and News on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        News Services & Press Releases
        Newsletter Articles
        Academic Periodicals covering Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases
        Overview
        NIH Guidelines
        NIH Databases
        Other Commercial Databases
        The Genome Project and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Specialized References
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 9. Dissertations on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Overview
        Dissertations on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Keeping Current
        Vocabulary Builder
PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
        Overview
        Your Medications: The Basics
        Learning More about Your Medications
        Commercial Databases
        Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
        A Final Warning
        General References
Appendix B. Researching Nutrition
        Overview
        Food and Nutrition: General Principles
        Finding Studies on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
        Federal Resources on Nutrition
        Additional Web Resources
        Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
        Overview
        Preparation
        Finding a Local Medical Library
        Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance
        Overview
        Your Rights as a Patient
        Patient Responsibilities
        Choosing an Insurance Plan
        Medicare and Medicaid
        NORDís Medication Assistance Programs
        Additional Resources
        Vocabulary Builder
ONLINE GLOSSARIES
        Online Dictionary Directories
DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES GLOSSARY
        General Dictionaries and Glossaries
INDEX