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October 3, 1990

Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment and Long-term Management

JAMA. 1990;264(13):1757-1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450130129043

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Alzheimer's Disease, edited by Richard J. Wurtman, Suzanne Corkin, John H. Growdon, and Eva Ritter-Walker (Adv Neurol, vol 51), 282 pp, with illus, $85, ISBN 0-88167-574-1, New York, NY, Raven Press, 1990.  Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment and Long-Term Management is the fourth volume in a series that deals with therapy in neurological disorders. This is a most welcome resource for the management of Alzheimer's disease. There has not to my knowledge been a text devoted specifically to this issue; the care of the patient with Alzheimer's disease is usually left to the final chapters of publications that focus mainly on diagnosis and/or theoretical causes.The progressive deterioration that occurs in Alzheimer's disease does not make the care of such patients very exciting. However, this text includes chapters by a number of care givers from a wide range of allied health specialties who have devoted a great deal of attention to improving the