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Alzheimer's Action Plan: The Experts' Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems
P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD and Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, with Tina Adler
(AAGP Member author)

This book on Alzheimer's disease covers: the best tests to determine if this is--or is not--Alzheimer's disease, the most (and least) effective medical treatments, coping with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages, gaining access to the latest clinical trials, and understanding the future of Alzheimer's. Paperback. St. Martin's Press. 2009.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition
Marc E. Agronin
(AAGP Member author)

Working with the needs of patients with Alzheimer's disease can be a major challenge for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental-health professionals. Alzheimer's wreaks havoc on the patient, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted period of anguish and anxiety for the patient's family. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of experience as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently useful resource for psychiatrists and others who treat patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Now in its third edition, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias uses concise and clear language to outline the symptoms, effects and treatments used to combat the progress of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias likely to be suffered by older patients. Enriched by case studies from his own clinical practice, Dr. Agronin creates a volume full of humanity, insight, and knowledge that is sure to inform and improve the habits and methods of any clinician who deals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Paperback. Routledge. 2014.

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Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
Gary Small, MD, and Gigi Vorgan
(AAGP Member author)

The Alzheimer's Prevention Program is an easy-to-follow regimen based on the latest, comprehensive research on Alzheimer's disease, especially the critical connection between lifestyle and susceptibility. The program includes memory training and mental workouts, and covers healthy nutrition, exercise and emotional connections. Workman Publishing. 2011.

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Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer, A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families
Gary S. Moak, MD
(AAGP Member author)

The book is a call to action. It encourages readers to seek treatment for depression, offering hope that older adults can get their lives back before it is too late. It provides practical guidance and advice for patients and family members about working with healthcare professionals to ensure that sufferers receive effective treatment for their depression and appropriate medical care for their physical needs. By shedding light on the impact of depression on physical health, Dr. Moak spotlights the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression and brings much needed attention to a subject that is so often overlooked. Hardback. Rowman & Littlefield. 2016.

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Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients
Editors: Lehmann, Susan W., Forester, Brent P. (Eds.)
(AAGP Member author)

This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with bipolar disorder. Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and management of bipolar disorder are explained; in particular, attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder. On the other hand, similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified. The coverage includes thorough review of current research in the field. Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points, and each chapter includes “clinical pearls” that summarize key points for the clinician. The book closes by examining anticipated research directions and the future needs of this patient population. Hardbound. Springer Nature. 2017.

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