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Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects

Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0002
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first identified by Alois Alzheimer in 1906 in his patient, Frau Auguste D. Dr. Alzheimer saw Frau D in 1901 and observed her rather striking symptoms that ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0003
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The biomedical approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia in general during most of the 20th century limited the general public’s knowledge about AD primarily to what was wrong with ... More
And in the End

And in the End  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0007
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When one of our loved ones or someone whom we are trying to help professionally is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia, we are presented with what is often ... More
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0008
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What is “complementary,” “alternative,” or “integrative” medicine? The names are confusing, but people now use the terms “complementary” and “integrative” to refer to acupuncture, ... More
Dementia

Dementia  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0001
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People have often asked me questions such as “Is Alzheimer’s worse than dementia?” or “When will we find a cure for dementia?” So, even though this book is titled Alzheimer’s Disease and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0001
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In the United States alone, 100 million Americans—40 percent of adults—live in chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. This is clearly an underestimate because the report does ... More
Marijuana

Marijuana  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0006
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What is marijuana? “Marijuana” refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from Cannabis sativa, a psychoactive plant with significant healing properties that has been ... More
The Opioid Mess in the United States

The Opioid Mess in the United States  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0004
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What is the “opioid mess”? It’s the fact that we have two colliding epidemics: the epidemic of chronic pain, which receives almost no media coverage, and the epidemic of opioid ... More
The Opioid Mess Worldwide

The Opioid Mess Worldwide  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0005
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On June 1, 2014, in India, the parents of an eight-year-old boy watched in horror as he writhed in pain from a severe genetic disorder. The hospital, like most other hospitals in India, had ... More
People with Alzheimer’s Disease and the Social World

People with Alzheimer’s Disease and the Social World  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0004
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Life in the everyday social world can be a very difficult, even foreboding, experience for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia, or it can be an ... More
Resilience, Selfhood, and Creativity

Resilience, Selfhood, and Creativity  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0005
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Kate Swaffer is co-founder and co-chair of Dementia Alliance International, chair of the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee, and speaks internationally to educate people ... More
Types of Care and the Role of Spirituality

Types of Care and the Role of Spirituality  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0006
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The powerful stigma and negative stereotypes regarding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias can lead to unnecessary fear, embarrassment, anger, and depression in people diagnosed ... More
The Way Forward

The Way Forward  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0009
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In the past few decades, people with AIDS, breast cancer, disabilities, and other conditions have managed—by banding together, shedding their shame, and taking to the streets—to put their ... More
Western Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain

Western Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0007
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Overall, how effective is Western medicine at treating chronic pain? Not very, which is especially discouraging for people with low back pain, headaches, joint pain, and neck ... More
What is Chronic Pain?

What is Chronic Pain?  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0002
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What is pain? The official definition of pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such ... More
Who is Hardest Hit by Chronic Pain?

Who is Hardest Hit by Chronic Pain?  

Judy Foreman

in The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190259242.003.0003
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The short answer is women, blacks and Hispanics, children, older people, and the poor. We’ll talk about the poor as part of the discussion about the global inequality of access to ... More

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