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Treating Dementia: Do We Have a Pill for It? Hardcover – September 2, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-0801893650 ISBN-10: 0801893658 Edition: 1st

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An interdisciplinary analysis of the development of drugs for Alzheimer disease. Alongside and intertwined with the theme of drug development is thorough scrutiny of the concepts of Alzheimer disease and dementia from a wealth of viewpoints.


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Jesse F. Ballenger, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Pennsylvania State University. Peter J. Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of integrative studies at Case Western Reserve University. Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., is the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research at Johns Hopkins, where he is chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Bayview Medical Center, vice-chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, and director of the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center. Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is the vice-chair for Faculty Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University, where he is co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Jason H. T. Karlawish, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine and medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania.


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801893658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801893650
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 12, 2010
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TREATING DEMENTIA offers health libraries an invaluable survey of dementia issues, from how concepts have expanded to embrace a range of symptoms and are influenced by new classes of pharmaceutical treatments to the use of drug treatments for dementia and how culture, language and values affect drug marketing and dementia treatment options around the world. College-level collections need this.
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