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First described in 1907 by Alois Alzheimer, a German neurologist, Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a degeneration and shrinkage of brain tissue. The symptoms include progressive memory loss, bizarre--even violent--behavior, difficulty in speaking and walking, incontinence, and confusion. Positive diagnosis is possible only upon examination of brain tissue, usually at autopsy. The disease affects not only the patient but also the caregiver, who for the first few years is usually a family member. Witnessing the mental deterioration of a loved one, as well as the constant vigilance required to see that the patient comes to no harm, can weigh heavily on the caregiver, who therefore needs support as well. With the general increase in longevity of the U.S. population, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease has risen to the point where it is now the fourth leading cause of death in this county. Research into causes, treatment and possible prevention has also increased, along with the allocation of funds to sustain it. This compilation, an update of TB 87-2, lists not only research texts but also titles designed to help caregivers and family members. Not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography, this guide is meant--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader "on target."



Alzheimer's disease. In The Johns Hopkins medical handbook: the 100 major medical disorders of people over the age of 50: plus a directory to the leading teaching hospitals, research organizations, treatment centers, and support groups. Prepared by the editors of the Johns Hopkins medical letter health after 50. New York, Rebus; Distributed by Random House, 1992. p. 101-108.
   RC952.55.J64 1992 <SciRR>

Alzheimer's disease (senile dementia of the Alzheimer type). In The Merck manual of geriatrics. Editors, William B. Abrams, Mark H. Beers, and Robert Berkow. 2nd ed. Whitehouse Station, N.J., Merck Research Labs, 1995. p. 1148-1154.
   RC952.55.M47 1995 <SciRR>

Hamdy, Ronald C., Louis A. Cancellaro, and Larry Hudgins. Alzheimer's disease. In Magill's medical guide: health and illness. v. 1. Pasadena, Calif., Salem Press, c1995-1996. p. 32-36.
   RC41.M34 1995 <SciRR>

Kausler, Donald H., and Barry C. Kausler. Alzheimer's disease. In their The graying of America: an encyclopedia of aging, health, mind, and behavior. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, c1996. p. 23-28.
   HQ1064.U5K39 1996



Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on Alzheimer's diease can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:

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Alzheimer disease. Editors, Robert D. Terry, Robert Katzman, Katherine L. Bick. New York, Raven Press, c1994. 472 p.
   RC523.A372 1994 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Alzheimer's disease: cause(s), diagnosis, treatment, and care. Edited by Zaven S. Khachaturian, Teresa S. Radebaugh. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1996. 351 p.
   RC523.A3792 1996 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Alzheimer's disease: treatment and long-term management. Edited by Jeffrey L. Cummings, Bruce L. Miller. New York, M. Dekker, c1990. 390 p. (Neurological disease and therapy, v. 4)
   RC523.A3977 1990 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Burns, Alistair S., Robert Howard, and William Pettit. Alzheimer's disease: a medical companion. Oxford, Eng., Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Science, 1995. 159 p.
   Bibliography: p. 148-154.
   RC523.B87 1995

Check, William A. Alzheimer's disease. New York, Chelsea House Publishers, c1989. 101 p.
   Bibliography: p. 90-91.
   RC523.C46 1989 <SciRR>

Clinical diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease. Edited by Serge Gauthier. Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996. 372 p.
   RC523.C55 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Confronting Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Office of Technology Assessment task force, Robert M. Cook-Deegan and others. London, New York, Science Information Resource Center, 1988. 538 p.
   RC523.L67 1988 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Reprint. Originally published as Losing a million minds. Washington, 1987.

Dementia. Edited by Alistair Burns and Raymond Levy. London, New York, Chapman & Hall Medical, 1994. 874 p.
   RC521.D452 1994 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Hay, Jennifer. Alzheimer's & dementia: questions you have--answers you need. Allentown, Pa., People's Medical Society, c1996. 192 p.
   RC521.H39 1996
   Bibliography: p. 183-184.

Heston, Leonard L., and June A. White. The vanishing mind: a practical guide to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. New York, W.H. Freeman, c1991. 191 p.
   RC523.H47 1991
   Rev. ed. of: Dementia. c1983.

The Management of Alzheimer's disease. Edited by Gordon K. Wilcock. Petersfield, UK, Bristol, Pa., Wrightson, c1993. 220 p.
   RC523.M35 1993
   Includes bibliographical references.

Soukup, James E. Alzheimer's disease: a guide to diagnosis, treatment, and management. Westport, Conn., Praeger, 1996. 195 p.
   RC523.S67 1996
   Bibliography: p. 187-189.

Understanding Alzheimer's disease: what it is, how to cope with it, future directions. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Edited by Miriam K. Aronson. New York, Scribner's, c1988. 380 p.
   RC523.U53 1988 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 359-364.



Alzheimer disease, Down syndrome, and their relationship. Edited by J. M. Berg, H. Karlinsky, and A. J. Holland. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, c1993. 297 p.
   RC523.A379 1993
   Includes bibliographical references.

Brawley, Elizabeth C. Designing for Alzheimer's disease: strategies for creating better care environments. New York, Wiley, c1997. 313 p.
   RC523.B73 1997
   Bibliography: p. 295-306.

Cutler, Neal R., John J. Sramek, and Amy E. Veroff. Alzheimer's disease: optimizing drug development strategies. Chichester, Eng., New York, Wiley, c1994. 168 p.
   RC523.C88 1994
   Includes bibliographical references

Dementia and aging: ethics, values, and policy choices. Edited by Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G. Post, Peter J. Whitehouse. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c1992. 184 p.
   RC524.D44 1992
   Includes bibliographical references.

Harris, Phyllis Braudy, and Joyce Bichler. Men giving care: reflections of husbands and sons. New York, Garland Pub., 1997. 223 p. (Garland reference library of social science, v. 983) (Issues in aging, v. 6)
   HV1461.H39 1997
   Bibliography: p. 217-220.

Memory functioning in dementia. Edited by Lars Backman. Amsterdam, New York, North-Holland, 1992. 299 p. (Advances in psychology, 89)
   RC523.M45 1992
   Includes bibliographical references.

Molecular mechanisms of dementia. Edited by Wilma Wasco and Rudolph E. Tanzi. Totowa, N.J., Humana Press, c1997. 312 p.
   RC521.M65 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's disease: molecular and neurobiological foundations. Edited by Jorge D. Brioni and Michael W. Decker. New York, Wiley-Liss, c1997. 549 p.
   RC523.P44 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Post, Stephen Garrard. The moral challenge of Alzheimer disease. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c1995. 142 p.
   RC523.P67 1995
   Bibliography: p. 127-140.

Profiles in caregiving: the unexpected career. Carol S. Aneshensel and others. San Diego, Academic Press, c1995. 385 p.
   RC523.P76 1995
   Bibliography: p. 365-373.

The Psychiatric treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Formulated by the Committee on Aging, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. New York, Brunner/Mazel, c1988. 160 p. (Report (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry: 1984), no. 125)
   RC321.G7 no. 125
   Includes bibliographical references.

Reiber, Steve Harold, and Walter A. Kukull. Aluminum, drinking water, and Alzheimer's disease. Sponsored by American Water Works Association Research Foundation. Denver, AWWA Research Foundation, c1996. 75 p.
   RC523.R43 1996
   Bibliography: p. 69-74.

Weiner, Michael A. Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's. Chelsea, Mich., Scarborough House; Chicago, Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, c1989. 194 p.
   RC523.W45 1989b
   Bibliography: p. 169-189.

Wright, Lore K. Alzheimer's disease and marriage: an intimate account. Newbury Park, Sage Publications, c1993. 146 p.
   RC523.W75 1993
   Bibliography: p. 132-139.

Texts for Families and Caregivers

Alzheimer's day care: a basic guide. David A. Lindeman and others. New York, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1991. 233 p.
   RC523.A374 1991
   Bibliography: p. 223-228.

Alzheimer's disease: a handbook for caregivers. Ronald C. Hamdy and others. 2nd ed. St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book, Inc., c1994. 460 p.
   RC523.A386 1994 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 423-443.
   3rd edition to be published in 1997.

Andresen, Gayle. Caring for people with Alzheimer's disease: a training manual for direct care providers. In association with Health Education Development System, Inc. and Cooperative Health Education Program (HEDS/CHEP), Fort Meade, South Dakota. Baltimore, Health Professions Press, c1995. 189 p.
   RC523.A53 1995
   Bibliography: p. 173-179.

Bell, Virginia, and David Troxel. The best friends approach to Alzheimer's care. Baltimore, Health Professions Press, c1997. 250 p.
   RC523.B43 1997
   Bibliography: p. 221-223.

Bridges, Barbara J. Therapeutic caregiving: a practical guide for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and other dementia causing diseases. Mill Creek, Wash., BJB Pub., c1995. 214 p.
   RC521.B75 1995

Coughlan, Patricia Brown. Facing Alzheimer's: family caregivers speak. New York, Ballantine Books, c1993. 261 p.
   RC523.C7 1993
   Bibliography: p. 249-254.

Davidson, Frena Gray. The Alzheimer's sourcebook for caregivers: a practical guide for getting through the day. Los Angeles, Lowell House; Chicago, Contemporary Books, c1993. 234 p.
   RC523.2.D38 1993
   Bibliography: p. 229-230.

Dowling, James R. Keeping busy: a handbook of activities for persons with dementia. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. 178 p.
   RC523.D675 1995
   Bibliography: p. 171-173.

Glickstein, Joan K. Therapeutic interventions in Alzheimer's disease: a program of functional skills for activities of daily living and communication. 2nd ed. Gaithersburg, Md., Aspen Publishers, 1997. 255 p.
   RC523.G58 1997
   Bibliography: p. 235-240.

Late-stage dementia care: a basic guide. Edited by Christine R. Kovach. Washington, Taylor & Francis, c1997. 236 p.
   RC521.L38 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Mace, Nancy L., and Peter V. Rabins. The 36-hour day: a family guide to caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease, related dementing illnesses, and memory loss in later life. Rev. ed. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c1991. 329 p.
   RC523.M33 1991
   Bibliography: p. 304-307.

Nelson, James Lindemann, and Hilde Lindemann Nelson. Alzheimer's: answers to hard questions for families. New York, Doubleday, 1996. 224 p.
   RC523.2.N45 1996
   Bibliography: p. 221-224.

Rau, Marie T. Coping with communication challenges in Alzheimer's disease. San Diego, Singular Pub. Group, c1993. 211 p.
   RC523.2.R38 1993
   Bibliography: p. 187-194.
   Filmography: p. 194-195.
   "Published in cooperation with the National Council of Senior Citizens."

Roberts, D. Jeanne. Taking care of caregivers: for families and others who care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Palo Alto, Calif., Bull Pub. Co.; Emeryville, Calif., Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c1991. 181 p.
   RC523.R635 1991
   Bibliography: p. 135-138.

Special care programs for people with dementia. Edited by Stephanie B. Hoffman, Mary Kaplan. Baltimore, Health Professions Press, c1996. 228 p.
   RC521.S647 1996
   Bibliography: p. 209-211.

Weddington, Diane. Early-stage Alzheimer's care: a guide for community-based programs. New York, Springer Pub. Co., 1994. 157 p.
   RC523.W43 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.

Texts for Younger Readers

Beckelman, Laurie. The facts about Alzheimer's disease. Consultant, Elaine Wynne. New York, Crestwood House, c1990. 48 p.
   RC523.B4 1990
   Discusses the symptoms, possible causes and treatments, and long-term effects of this degenerative disease.

Gold, Susan Dudley. Alzheimer's disease. Expert review by Paul R. Solomon. Parsippany, N.J., Crestwood House, c1996. 48 p.
   RC523.2.G65 1996
   Bibliography: p. 44-45.

Hinnefeld, Joyce. Everything you need to know when someone you love has Alzheimer's disease. New York, Rosen Pub. Group, 1994. 64 p.
   RC523.2.H56 1994
   Bibliography: p. 62.

Landau, Elaine. Alzheimer's disease. New York, Franklin Watts, c1996. 112 p.
   RC523.2.L36 1996
   Bibliography: p. 106-109.
   Examines the possible causes, social effects, and personal trials of this disease.

Weitzman, Elizabeth. Let's talk about when someone you love has Alzheimer's disease. New York, Rosen/PowerKids Press, 1996. 24 p.
   RC523.2.W45 1996
   Discusses the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease and offers basic mechanisms for coping with a loved one's illness.

Wilkinson, Beth. Coping when a grandparent has Alzheimer's disease. New York, Rosen Pub. Group, 1992. 155 p.
   RC523.W53 1992
   Bibliography: p. 150-151.
   Discusses the nature and effects of Alzheimer's disease and the problems involved in coping when a grandparent has the disease.



Alzheimer's disease. Editors, Richard J. Wurtman and others. New York, Raven Press, c1990. 282 p. (Advances in neurology, v. 51)
   RC321.A276 vol. 51
   Includes bibliographical references.

Alzheimer's disease: basic mechanisms, diagnosis, and therapeutic strategies. Edited by K. Iqbal and others. Chichester, Eng., New York, Wiley, c1991. 675 p.
   RC523.A396 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contains selected papers from the Second International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders held in Toronto, Canada, from July 15-20, 1990.

Alzheimer's disease: clinical and treatment perspectives. Edited by N. R. Cutler, C. G. Gottfries, K. Siegfried. Chichester, Eng., New York, J. Wiley & Sons, c1995. 186 p.
   RC523.A3964 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Burns, Alistair S., and Raymond Levy. Clinical diversity in late onset Alzheimer's disease. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 1992. 99 p. (Maudsley monographs, no. 34)
   RC524.B87 1992
   Bibliography: p. 84-95.

The Cognitive neuropsychology of Alzheimer-type dementia. Edited by Robin G. Morris. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 1996. 356 p.
   RC524.C64 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Dementia and normal aging. Edited by Felicia A. Huppert, Carol Brayne, Daniel W. O'Connor. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1994. 573 p.
   RC523.D46 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.

The Dementias: diagnosis, management, and research. Edited by Myron F. Weiner. 2nd ed. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, c1996. 491 p.
   RC521.D458 1996
   Bibliography: p. 421-479.

Handbook of dementing illnesses. Edited by John C. Morris. New York, M. Dekker, c1994. 657 p. (Neurological disease and therapy, v. 22)
   RC521.H36 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Edited by Randolph W. Parks, Ronald F. Zec, Robert S. Wilson. New York, Oxford University Press, 1993. 681 p.
   RC523.N485 1993
   Includes bibliographical references.

Biographies and Personal Narratives

Artley, Bob. Ginny: a love remembered. Ames, Iowa State University, c1993. 258 p.
   RC523.2.A78 1993

Bristow, Lois. Will I be next? The terror of living with familial Alzheimer's disease: Bea Gorman's life story. Acampo, Calif., HopeWarren Press, c1996. 256 p.
   RC523.B74 1996

Danforth, Art. Living with Alzheimer's: Ruth's story: the personal story of two victims of senile dementia. Falls Church, Va., Prestige Press, 1986, c1984. 219 p.
   RC523.D36 1986
   Bibliography: p. 218-219.

Friel McGowin, Diana. Living in the labyrinth: a personal journey through the maze of Alzheimer's. New York, Delacorte Press, 1993. 147 p.
   RC523.2.F75 1993

Roach, Marion. Another name for madness. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1985. 241 p.
   RC523.R63R63 1985

Shanks, Lela Knox. Your name is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: a caregiver's guide to Alzheimer's. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, c1996. 191 p.
   RC523.2.S53 1996
   Bibliography: p. 177-186.

Wall, Frank A. Where did Mary go? A loving husband's struggle with Alzheimer's. Amherst, N.Y., Prometheus Books, c1996. 148 p.
   RC523.2.W35W35 1996



Alzheimer disease: from molecular biology to therapy. Robert Becker, Ezio Giacobini, editors. Cambridge, Mass., Birkhauser, c1997. 613 p.
   RC523.A3967 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Alzheimer's disease: biology, diagnosis, and therapeutics. Edited by Khalid Iqbal and others. Chichester, Eng., New York, J. Wiley, c1997. 831 p.
   RC523.A397595 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, held in Osaka, Japan."

Developments in dementia and functional disorders in the elderly. Edited by Raymond Levy and Robert Howard. Petersfield, U.K.; Bristol, Pa., Wrightson Biomedical Pub., c1995. 196 p.
   RC524.D48 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Progress in Alzheimer's disease and similar conditions. Edited by Leonard L. Heston. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, c1997. 303 p.
   RC523.P765 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Treating Alzheimer's and other dementias: clinical application of recent research advances. Edited by Manfred Bergener, Sanford I. Finkel. New York, Springer Pub. Co., c1995. 552 p.
   RC523.T65 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.



Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases: recent developments. Edited by Israel Hanin, Mitsuo Yoshida, and Abraham Fisher. New York, Plenum Press, c1995. 724 p. (Advances in behavioral biology, v. 44)
   RC523.A39759 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Proceedings of the third International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases: Recent Developments, held November 1-6, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois."

Alzheimer's disease: lessons from cell biology. K. S. Kosik, Y. Christen, D. J. Selkoe, eds. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1995. 243 p.
   RC523.A3793 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Proceedings of the Tenth Colloque medecine et recherche held in Paris on April 25, 1994.

Apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer's disease. A. D. Roses, K. H. Weisgraber, Y. Christen, eds. Berlin, New York, Springer, c1996. 188 p.
   RC523.A66 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Papers presented at an international meeting held in Paris on May 29, 1995.

Behavioral complications in Alzheimer's disease. Edited by Brain A. Lawlor. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, c1995. 272 p. (Clinical practice, no. 31)
   RC523.B44 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Based on a symposium held at the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association held in New Orleans in May 1991."

Classification and diagnosis of Alzheimer disease: an international perspective. Edited by Theodore Hovaguimian and others. Toronto, Lewiston, N.Y., Hogrefe and Huber, c1989. 184 p.
   RC523.A38 1988
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Based on the Symposium on Consensus Development in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease, jointly organized by the World Health Organization and the University of Geneva, and held in Geneva, Switzerland, 18-20 March 1987.
   "Published on behalf of the World Health Organization."

The Neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease. Edited by Richard J. Wurtman and others. New York, New York Academy of Sciences, c1996. 439 p. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 777)
   Q11.N5 vol. 777
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Papers presented at the Eighth Meeting of the International Study Group on the Pharmacology of Memory Disorders Associated with Aging, held in Zurich, Switzerland on February 17-19, 1995.

Research advances in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Edited by Khalid Iqbal and others. Chichester, Eng., New York, Wiley, c1995. 798 p.
   RC523.R47 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contains selected papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, held in Minneapolis, Minn., July 29 to Aug. 3, 1994



Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease (U.S.) 1989-. Report of the Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease. Bethesda, Md., U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Washington, U.S. G.P.O. annual.

Confused minds, burdened families: finding help for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Washington, Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, 1990. 416 p.
   RC523.C674 1990 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 347-383.

Hoyert, Donna L. Mortality trends for Alzheimer's disease, 1979-91. Hyattsville, Md., U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, 1996. 23 p. (Vital and health statistics. Series 20, Data from the national vital statistics system no. 28) (DHHS publication no. (PHS) 96-1856)
   RA645.A49H69 1996
   Includes bibliographical references.

Special care units for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias: consumer education, research, regulatory, and reimbursement issues. Washington, Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment; Supt. of Docs., U.S. G. P. O., distributor, 1992. 197 p.
   RA997.S66 1992
   Bibliography: p. 178-197.

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Alzheimer's, the unmet challenge for research and care: joint hearing before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, and the Subcommittee on Aging of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, April 3, 1990. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1990. 243 p.
   KF27.5.A3 1990d <Law Library>
   Bibliography: p. 236-241.
   "SCOA Comm. Pub.. No. 101-783"

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Human Services. Families in need: living with the effects of Alzheimer's disease: hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Services of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, July 25, 1992, North Babylon, NY. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1992. 96 p.
   KF27.5.A36 1992b <Law Library>
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Comm. pub. no. 102-886"

United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Alzheimer's disease in a changing health care system: falling through the cracks: hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, April 23, 1996. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1996. 114 p. (S. hrg., 104-517)
   KF26.5.A3 1996c <Law Library>



Technical reports and other types of literature are indexed in the following guides:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946-1996)
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and Computer format

Index to Health Information (1988- )
   RA445.I53 <SciRR A&I> <N&CPR>

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Computer format



Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other liteature are listed below. Most of these services use index terms or keywords beginning with "Alzheimer's Disease" with related articles indexed under terms such as "Dementia", "Senile Dementia", and "Senility". Consult a reference librarian for location of these items in the Science Reading Room.

Applied Science and Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer format

Biological Abstracts (1926- )
   QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM

Biological Abstracts/RRM (1967- )
   Z5321.B672 <SciRR A&I>

Biological & Agricultural Index (1916- )
   Z5073.A46 <SciRR A&I> <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer format

CSA Neurosciences Abstracts (1983- )

Chemical Abstracts (1907- )
   QD1.A51 <SciRR A&I>
   See: Mental Disorder--Alzheimer's Disease in the General Subject Index

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (1956-)
   Z6675.N7C8 <SciRR A&I> <N&CPR> and CD-ROM

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I> <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> and Computer format

Index Medicus (1960- )
   Z6660.I422 <SciRR A&I> and Computer format

Magazine Index (1982- )
   Computer format

Psychological Abstracts (1927- )
   BF1.P65 <SciRR A&I> <MRR Alc> and CD-ROM

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R48 <MRR Alc> <N&CPR> <SSRR B&E> and Computer format

Science Citation Index (1955- )
   Z7401.S365 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM

Social Sciences Citation Index (1965- )
   Z7161.S65 and CD-ROM

Social Sciences Index (1965- )
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Journals that often contain relevant articles include the following:

Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
American Geriatrics Society. Journal RC952.A15
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (formerly American Journal of Alzheimer's Care and Related Disorders) WMLC 93/3056
Archives of Neurology RC321.A67
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders (formerly Dementia) Not in LC Collection
International Psychogeriatrics WMLC 93/1066
JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association R15.A48
Lancet R31.L3
Neurobiology of Aging QP376.N47
Neurodegeneration: a Journal for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Neuroprotection, and Neuroregeneration Not in LC Collection
Neurology RC321.A47
Science Q1.S35



Bennett, David A., and David S. Knopman. Alzheimer's disease: a comprehensive approach to patient management. Geriatrics, v. 49, Aug. 1994: 20-26.

Breitner, John C. S. The role of anti-inflammatory drugs in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Annual review of medicine, v. 47, 1996: 401-411.

Cole, Steven A. Behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's disease. Patient care, v. 29, June 15, 1995: 121-124, 126-127, 131.

Crismon, M. Lynn. Tacrine: first drug approved for Alzheimer's disease. Annals of pharmacotherapy, v. 28, June 1994: 744-751.

Cummings, Jeffrey L., and Daniel Kaufer. Neuropsychiatric aspects of Alzheimer's disease: the cholinergic hypothesis revisited. Neurology, v. 47, Oct. 1996: 876-883.

Emard, Jean-Francois, Jean-Pierre Thouez, and Denis Gauvreau. Neurodegenerative diseases and risk factors: a literature review. Social science & medicine, v. 40, no. 6, Mar. 1995: 847-858.

Farrer, Lindsay A., and others. Effects of age, sex, and ethnicity on the association between apolipoprotein E genotype and Alzheimer disease: a meta-analysis. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 278, Oct. 22/29, 1997: 1349-1356.

Finch, Caleb E., and David M. Cohen. Aging, metabolism, and Alzheimer disease: review and hypotheses. Experimental neurology, v. 143, Jan. 1997: 82-102.

Fitten, L. Jaime, and others. Alzheimer and vascular dementias and driving: a prospective road and laboratory study. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 273, May 3, 1995: 1360-1365.

Francese, Theresa, Jeanne Sorrell, and Frieda R. Butler. The effects of regular exercise on muscle strength and functional abilities of late stage Alzheimer's residents. American journal of Alzheimer's disease, v. 12, May/June 1997: 122-127.
   WMLC 93/3056

Ham, Richard J. Making the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Patient care, v. 29, June 15, 1995: 104-108, 111-114, 119-120.

Koss, E., and others. Clinical and neuropsychological differences between patients with earlier and later onset of Alzheimer's disease: a CERAD analysis, part XII. Neurology, v. 46, Jan. 1996: 136-141.

Kurz, A., and others. Apolipoprotein E å4 allele, cognitive decline, and deterioration of everyday performance in Alzheimer's disease. Neurology ,v. 47, Aug. 1996: 440-443.

Phillips, Charles D., and others. Effects of residence in Alzheimer disease special care units on functional outcomes. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 278, Oct. 22/29, 1997: 1340-1344.

Schupf, Nicole, and others. Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in mothers of adults with Down's syndrome. Lancet, v. 344, Aug. 6, 1994: 353-356.

Selkoe, Dennis J. Alzheimer's disease: genotypes, phenotype, and treatments. Science, v. 275, Jan. 31, 1997: 630-631.

Snowdon, David A. Aging and Alzheimer's disease: lessons from the nun study. Gerontologist, v. 37, Apr. 1997: 150-156.

Stern, Yaakov, and others. Influence of education and occupation on the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 271, Apr. 6, 1994: 1004-1010.

Stewart, Walter F., and others. Risk of Alzheimer's disease and duration of NSAID use. Neurology, v. 48, March 1997: 626-632.

Special Issues Devoted to Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer disease. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 277, March 12, 1997: 775-776, 793-840.

Alzheimer disease and driving: clinical, research, and public policy. Alzheimer disease and associated disorders, v. 11, suppl. 1, 1997: 1-83.

Alzheimer's disease. CQ researcher, v. 2, July 24, 1992: 617-639.

Alzheimer's disease: the reality and the promise. Special issue medical editors: David Bennett, Charles S. Colodny. Patient care, v. 30, Nov. 15, 1996: 1-146.

Behavioral approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: research strategies. Guest editors: Teresa S. Radebaugh, Neil Backholtz, and Zaven Khachaturian. International psychogeriatrics, v. 8, suppl. 1, 1996: 1-144.
   WMLC 93/1066

Managing Alzheimer's disease. Steven T. DeKosky, supplement editor. Neurology, v. 48, suppl. 6, May 1997: S1-S41.

Pendlebury, William W., and Paul R. Solomon. Alzheimer's disease. Clinical symposia, v. 48, no. 3, 1996: 1-32.

Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias of late life. American journal of psychiatry, v. 154, supplement, May 1997: 1-39.

Special focus: Alzheimer's disease. Journal of gerontological nursing, v. 20, Apr. 1994: 1-49.



Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Alzheimer's disease centers program directory. Silver Spring, Md., Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center, 1997. 8 p.

Berrios, G. E. Alzheimer's disease: a conceptual history. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, v. 5, Nov.-Dec. 1990: 355-365.

Cooke, K., and M. H. Gould. The health effects of aluminium - a review. Journal of the Royal Society of Health, v. 111, Oct. 1991: 163-168.

Ernst, Richard L., and Joel W. Hay. The US economic and social costs of Alzheimer's disease revisited. American journal of public health, v. 84, Aug. 1994: 1261-1264.

Evans, Denis A., and others. Estimated prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the United States. Milbank quarterly, v. 68, no. 2, 1990: 267-289.

Hay, Joel W., and Richard L. Ernst. The economic costs of Alzheimer's disease. American journal of public health, v. 77, Sept. 1987: 1169-1175.

Henderson, Victor W. The epidemiology of estrogen replacement therapy and Alzheimer's disease. Neurology, v. 48, suppl. 7, May 1997: S27-S35.

Le Bars, Pierre L., and others. A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial of an extract of Ginkgo biloba for dementia. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 278, Oct. 22/29, 1997: 1327-1332.

Shvaloff, A., E. Neuman, and D. Guez. Lines of therapeutics research in Alzheimer's disease. Psychopharmacology bulletin, v. 32, no. 3, 1996: 343-352.

Small, Gary W., and others. Diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer disease and related disorders: consensus statement of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer's Association, and the American Geriatrics Society. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 278, Oct. 22/29, 1997: 1363-1371.

Snow, Charlotte. Facing Alzheimer's healthcare issues. Modern healthcare, v. 26, Sept. 23, 1996: 66-68, 70.

Stelzmann, Rainulf A., H. Norman Schnitzlein, and F. Reed Murtagh. An English translation of Alzheimer's 1907 paper, "Uber eine eigenartige Erkankung der Hirnrinde." Clinical anatomy, v. 8, no. 6, 1995: 429-431.

Strock, Margaret. Alzheimer's disease. [Washington], National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 1994. 34 p. (NIH publication, no. 94-3676)

Wagstaff, Antona J., and Donna McTavish. Tacrine: a review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic efficacy in Alzheimer's disease. Drugs & aging, v. 4, June 1994: 510-540.



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