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 29714th best seller. The ISBN for First Steps to Living with Dementia is 9780745955568.

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Publisher's Description

What is dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimerís? What symptoms should you look out for? Where can you go to find help? What treatments are available? In this short but comprehensive introduction, Dr Simon Atkins clears away the myths, and sets out the facts about this increasingly common condition. Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, First Steps to living with Dementia will advise you about how it is diagnosed, conventional medical treatments and alternative remedies, the social and financial support available, and the lifestyle changes that can help prevent it.

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.

Endorsements

"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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Page last updated 8th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (February 2013)
Edition1st New edition
Weight93g
Number of Pages98
Thickness5 mm
Height203 mm
Width127 mm
ISBN9780745955568
ISBN-100745955568
Product Code4049493
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