If you’re getting older and find yourself being forgetful, do you worry that you could suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Neurologist Andrew E. Budson and neuropsychologist Maureen K. O’Connor, who have worked with many patients who have memory issues, offer a valuable resource for dealing with memory problems. They address the looming threat of Alzheimer’s – a primary focus in their manual. This reader-friendly guidebook also provides an excellent glossary explaining the terms in the book. While never giving medical advice, getAbstract recommends O’Connor and Budson’s guidance to people who worry about memory loss, to those who want to improve their ability to remember, as well as to friends and family members concerned about a loved one’s memory issues.
In this summary, you will learn
- What common signs indicate serious memory loss,
- How memory issues and Alzheimer’s disease can manifest, and
- What seven steps to take to deal responsibly with memory issues.
About the Authors
Andrew E. Budson, MD, and Maureen K. O’Connor, PsyD, are neurology professors at Boston University. Budson is a National Research Service Award winner. O’Connor established the Memory Diagnostic Clinic at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital.