Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession continues to advance distinctions of various types of "other" dementias. What If It's Not Alzheimer's? is the first and remains the only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common form of dementia for people under 60 years of age. This thoroughly updated edition offers new daily-care ideas for caregivers to implement, further describes how genes and proteins are linked to the causes of dementia, explores nonpharmacological and palliative approaches to managing care, provides more in-depth disease progression facts, provides new resources and guidance to aid caregivers along this challenging journey, and includes essays written by people living with the disease. All contributors to this volume either are specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from non-Alzheimer's dementia.
About the Author
Gary Radin (Mullica Hill, NJ) and his mother, Lisa Radin (Las Vegas, NV), provided complete in-home care for father and husband Neil Radin over a four-year period. In 1998, they established the Neil L. Radin Caregivers Relief Foundation. They are both support-group facilitators and have been involved in planning and coordinating FTD caregiver conferences.