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Editors: Welsh, Eileen M.
Book Description:
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that contol memory, thought and language. Age is the most important known risk factor for AD. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. AD is a slow disease, starting with mild memory loss and ending with severe brain damage. The course the disease takes and how fast changes occur vary from person to person. On average, AD patients live from 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though the disease can last for as many as 20 years.
Current research is aimed at understanding why AD occurs and who is at greatest risk for developing it, improving the accuracy of diagnosis and ability to identify who is at risk, developing, discovering and testing new treatments for behavioral problems in patients with AD. This new book gathers state-of-the-art research from leading scientists throughout the world which offers important information on understanding the underlying causes and discovering the most effective treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Insights on Alzheimer's Disease from the Intracerebral Injection and Infusion of Amyloid-; pp. 1-55;
(Glenda M. Bishop and Stephen R. Robinson, Monash University, Australia)

2. The Role of Phospholipase A2 in Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 57-85;
(Wagner F. Gattaz et al., University of So Paulo, Brazil)

3. Low Molecular Weight Glycosaminoglycans and Apoptosis: Potential Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders Including Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 87-98;
(Bertalan Dudas, Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA)

4. Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-related Protein 1
(LRP1)- one of the Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease and other Complex Degenerative Processes; pp. 99-123;
(Christiane Glaser)

5. The Role of Peroxisome Proliferator-Actuvated Receptors in Alheimer's Disease; pp. 125-163;
(Dokmeci Dikmen, Trakya University, Turkey)

6. Role of Sphingomyelin Cycle Signaling System in Alheimer's Disease; pp. 165-181;
(A.V. Alessenko, Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

7. Ischemia-reperfusion Factors in Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 183-234;
(Ryszard Pluta, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

8. Amyloid Beta (A) Peptides in Plasma as Biochemical Markers of Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment; pp. 235-250
(Tomasz Sobow et al., Medical University of Lodz, Poland)

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   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-939-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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