Alzheimer's Disease - Dundurn

Alzheimer's Disease

The Complete Introduction

Published June 2014


A guide for caregivers and sufferers coping with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a reality in millions of lives and a serious concern for seniors and their loved ones. In developed countries where people are living longer than ever before, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is reaching epidemic proportions, according to the World Health Organization. For families, sufferers, and caregivers, the need for reliable, clear, and concrete information has never been greater.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the disease and its effects: getting a diagnosis, the ways it can progress and be managed, strategies for supporting sufferers and accessing care, legal concerns, and more. This guide addresses every aspect of the disease from the first doctor’s visit to the long-term measures that can drastically improve the lives of sufferers and those close to them.

Inside, you will find:

  • Practical and comprehensive information to guide every step of the process of seeking treatment or a diagnosis
  • A reassuring, realistic guide for family members, caregivers, and patients themselves
  • Answers to the most commonly asked and most pressing questions about Alzheimer’s
  • Detailed and clear chapters on the lifestyle habits that may aid in preventing and managing Alzheimer’s

Written by two medical experts, this guide is intended for all. It aims to demystify the disease and provide a clear path to reclaiming stability and quality of life. Finally, it explains the real progress that has been made over the past five years in treatment and prevention.


Dr. Judes Poirier

Dr. Judes Poirier is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at McGill, and director of the molecular neurobiology unit at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His pioneering work in biomedical research into the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease has earned him several prestigious awards. He lives in Blainville, Quebec.

Dr. Serge Gauthier

Dr. Serge Gauthier is a professor of neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry, and medicine at McGill University. He has been a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Hospital, director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, and research chair in the Canadian Institutes for Health Research program. He lives in Hudson Heights, Quebec.

André Chagnon

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC(hon) is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as the 27th Governor General of Canada from 2005 to 2010.

Barbara Sandilands

Barbara Sandilands is a translator, editor, and writing instructor. She is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec City and holds graduate degrees in Canadian Studies and Translation. Barbara was a foreign service officer for thirteen years, with postings in Brussels, Lisbon, and London. She has translated fifteen books from French to English, in subjects ranging from history, art, and politics to architecture, biography, and medicine. She lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

June 2014
7x10 in
176 pp
June 2014
176 pp
June 2014
176 pp