Self Management of Chronic Disease

Self Management of Chronic Disease

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This book will support an issue as important as self-management of chronic diseases, es- cially AD, in finding its way into the daily life of patients and their caregivers as well as into treatment worldwide. It is written for healthcare professionals, aging researchers/scientists, patients with Alzheimera€™s disease and their caregivers, managers of eldercare facilities, public health authorities, umbrella organisations of Alzheimer associations, Alzheimer associations, health care administrators, health economists and government officials. It is my pleasant duty to thank Merz Pharma (Schweiz) AG in Allschwil-Switzerland to purchase 40 copies of the book. To finish this book, a long and sometimes arduous path had to be traveled. Now that it is over, I feel profoundly thankful towards all authors for participating in this project, p- ticularly Eva Krebs-Roubicek, MD for her contribution, the three models on the cover of this book; and especially to Julie and Jean-Luc for their great understanding and loving - sistance. Sabine BAchrer-Kohler, Editor of the book VII Foreword Alzheimera€™s disease is one of those diseases which is steadily increasing worldwide. Treating Alzheimera€™s disease is able to modify its course but does not yet cure it. Alzheimera€™s disease is an enormous challenge not only for the afflicted person but also for the relatives.Periods of being alert, coherent and orientated may alternate with periods to being confused and unresponsive to questions, usually over a period of days to weeks but sometimes during the same interview (Merck Manual Professional 2007a). Asking the person to register, retain, recall and recognize information may test the memory. The ability to learn new information may be assessed by asking theanbsp;...

Title:Self Management of Chronic Disease
Author: Sabine Bährer-Kohler
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-06-07

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