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Is It Alzheimer's?

101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia

Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease—or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer's?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia.

Written in a conversational, easy-to-use Q&A style, the book is organized into seven unique sections. A companion to the best-selling The 36-Hour Day, which Dr. Rabins coauthored, this book discusses

• how to distinguish typical memory loss from early dementia
• how dementia is diagnosed
• what factors play a role in the progression of dementia
• whether it's possible to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer disease or dementia
• how to improve the quality of life of people with dementia
• how to assess long-term care facilities and nursing homes
• available treatments, including medication
• how to explain the symptoms of Alzheimer disease and dementia to others
• how to provide caregivers with psychological and emotional support
• and much more

Aimed at friends and family members of the estimated 5.1 million US adults with dementia, as well as adults who are concerned about developing dementia, the book offers helpful directions and comfort. Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.

About the Author

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, best-selling author of The 36-Hour Day, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was the founding director of its geriatric psychiatry program and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders.

Endorsements

"Bringing together the most significant questions, concerns, and misunderstandings about Alzheimer disease and dementia, Dr. Rabins responds with relatable explanations pertaining to some of the more common challenges and difficulties experienced by caregivers on this long and arduous journey of dementia care. A continuation of the immensely important work Dr. Rabins has presented in The 36-Hour Day."

- Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer, Inc., author of A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss

"I can think of no one more qualified than Peter V. Rabins to educate readers about dementia by answering often-asked questions. A valuable book."

- Rachael Wonderlin, Dementia By Day, LLC, author of When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do

"An excellent, accessible, and much-needed contribution to the popular literature. This highly approachable, usable book should be a resource for all those living with dementia and their families and caregivers."

- Cynthia R. Green, PhD, Total Brain Health, coauthor of Through the Seasons: Activities for Memory-Challenged Adults and Their Caregivers

"Is It Alzheimer's? offers honest answers and positive bottom-line approaches to tough decisions and questions. Dr. Rabins' unique book will have you read every word!"

- Lisa P. Gwyther, Founder, Duke Dementia Family Support Program

Reviews

"The difficult topic of memory is one science has a great deal yet to learn about, and Rabins does an effective job of outlining the current research, providing an excellent resource for worried individuals, diagnosed patients, loved ones, and caregivers."

- Library Journal
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Through the Seasons, second edition

Cynthia R. Green, PhD, and Joan Beloff, ACC, ALA, CDP - foreword by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Mar 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$44.95 USD - Hardback

The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition

Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Apr 2017 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$55.00 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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The Traumatized Brain

Vani Rao, MBBS, MD, and Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD - foreword by Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Nov 2015 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$18.95 USD - Electronic book text

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The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook

Déborah Ducasse, MD, and Véronique Brand-Arpon, MA - translated by Alison Duncan
May 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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The Eye Book, second edition

Gary H. Cassel, MD
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$54.95 USD - Hardback

Searching for Health

Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD - with Anna Dirksen
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Fundamental Statistical Methods for Analysis of Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Katherine E. Irimata, Brittany N. Dugger, and Jeffrey R. Wilson - foreword by Marwan Sabbagh
May 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$74.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia

Anne Kenny, MD
Sep 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$59.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

Rachael Wonderlin
Nov 2016 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$39.95 USD - Hardback
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