Monday, September 15, 2014

World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As yet there is no known cure and its symptoms eventually lead to death. At this present time there are approximately 2.8 million people living with this life changing disease globally. September 2014 marks the third World Alzheimer’s Month and on 21st September it is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every year on 21st September, Alzheimer’s associations from across the world unite to recognise World Alzheimer’s day the aim of which is to raise awareness globally and challenge the stigma associated with it.

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For anyone interested in dementia and Alzheimer’s, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a selection of various books that are available in our collection and a number of periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

- Alzheimer's and other dementias / Julian C. Hughes

- Mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease; detections and diagnosis / Jeffrey M. Burns, John C. Morris

- Alzheimer's : caring for your loved one, caring for yourself / by Sharon Fish with Susan Cuthbert

- Dementia : from advanced disease to bereavement / edited by Victor Pace, Adrian Treloar and Sharon Scott

- Practical management of dementia : a multi-professional approach / edited by Stephen Curran and John P. Wattis

- Journal of Dementia Care. London: Hawker Publications [Available as a print journal 1993 onwards]

- International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Hindawi Publishing Corporation [Available as a Keele and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]

- Alzheimer's research & therapy, BioMed Central [Available as a Keele accessible ejournal 2010 onwards, and a NHS accessible ejournal from 2009 onwards]

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