First Steps to Living with Dementia Paperback
Symptoms, treatments and where to find help
by Simon Atkins;
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Concise and helpful go-to guide for those working with or ministering to people living with Dementia by Dr. Simon Atkins.
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First Steps to Living with Dementia
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Continuing this helpful and insightful series on the problems and difficulties that you’re often left to face alone, ‘First Steps’ helps you start to find your feet in understanding dementia and Alzheimer’s. Dr Simon Atkins addresses your concerns on topics including what symptoms should to look out for, where to find help, what treatments are available this is a short, but comprehensive introduction.
Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, First Steps clears away the myths and sets out the facts about this increasingly common condition. This First Steps guide gives advice on diagnosis, conventional medical treatments and alternative remedies, the social and financial support available, and the lifestyle changes that can help prevent it.
A busy GP and prolific author, Dr Atkins is a freelance medical journalist writing for The Guardian, GQ, Take a break and Men’s Health, as well as a presenter of the BBC3 series ‘Make Me a Baby’.
With a clear need for better understanding of the condition, both for those who suffer from it and those around them, this book raises awareness of what it may mean, and to know what can be done to improve the mental health of those affected.
First Steps to Living with Dementia by Simon Atkins was published by Lion Hudson in February 2013 and is our 30250th best seller. The ISBN for First Steps to Living with Dementia is 9780745955568.
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First Steps to Living with DementiaJackie Rowe, via The Good Book Stall
Dr Simon Atkins is a GP with a special interest in mental health conditions and he writes this short book (less than 100 pages) from that perspective. It is a comprehensive guide to the condition beginning with some helpful definitions, moving through the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and the help that is available. Dr Atkins writes clearly, providing an accessible, up-to-date overview of the current medical thinking about dementia. I liked the appendices at the end: the first one gives a basic description of the brain and its important structures and functions, and the others list helpful resources. Note that there is no specific Christian content in this book.
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Simon Atkins is a GP in a busy practice, but also a prolific author, and has been a freelance medical journalist since 1996. He presented the BBC3 series Make Me a Baby, and has spoken on various medical issues on radio. He has also written for the Guardian, GQ, Take a break and Menís Health.
Thousands suffer from dementia. There is a clear need for better understanding of the condition, both for those who suffer from it and those around them - to be aware of what it may mean, and to know what can be done to improve the mental health of sufferers. This book provides an easy and accessible introduction. 'First Steps' is a successful series of short, affordable self-help books on a range of key topics. Other titles in the series include: Menopause, Divorce, Weight Problems, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Problem Gambling and Problem Drinking.
"Both of my parents suffered with Alzheimer's Disease. At times I felt overwhelmed and lost with the strain of it all and not knowing where to turn or who to turn to. If only I'd had Simon's book at my fingertips during those bleak years. It would have been a friendly, enlightening and informative guide through a very dark tunnel." - Fiona Phillips
"This is a fantastic, comprehensive and no-nonsense guide to a condition that affects one in three adults over sixty-five ." - Alice Roberts, TV presenter and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham
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Details for First Steps to Living with Dementia
|Page last updated||4th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Simon Atkins|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (February 2013)|
|Edition||1st New edition|
|Number of Pages||98|