Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps In Care and Treatment: by Daniel Kuhn and David A. Bennett. (Hunter House, 1999 (1st edition) , 274 pp., $14.95).
This guidebook focuses on the medical aspects of the disease and includes a comparison of the normal aging pattern of the brain and the effects of Alzheimer's. Discusses long-term planning, relationships, communication, and how to stay healthy while caring for someone with Alzheimer's.
"Imaging brain amyloid in Alzheimer's disease with Pittsburgh Compound-B," by William E. Klunk and others. (Annals of Neurology, March 2004, Volume 55, Number 3, pp. 306-319.)
"Guidance on the use of donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease," by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). (Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 19, January 2001. Article available online: www.nice.org.uk
"Efficacy of galantamine in probable vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease combined with cerebrovascular disease: a randomized trial," by Timo Erkinjuntti, et al. (Lancet, April 13, 2002, Volume 359, pp. 1283-1290.
"Galantamine for Alzheimer's disease (Cochrane Review)," by J. Olin and L. Schneider. (Cochrane Database Systematic Review 2001; 4: CD001747.)
"Practice parameter: management of dementia (an evidence-based review)," by the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. (Neurology, 2001, Volume 56, pp. 1154-1166.)
"Use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease," by Shehram Moghul and David Wilkinson. (Expert Reviews in Neurotherapeutics, 2001, Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 61-69.) Article available online: www.future-drugs.com
Associations and Websites
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral center (ADEAR)
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Email: [email protected]
Alzheimer's Association Statement on a Study Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging and Pittsburgh Compound-B (PIB) to View Amyloid Deposits in the Brains of Living People with Alzheimer's Disease. www.alz.org/Media/newsreleases/2004/012104statementpetimaging.asp