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Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View Fred Walker

Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View By Fred Walker

Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View by Fred Walker


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Summary

This short book describes in a pragmatic way how Fred Walker dealt with his wife's diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Throughout her journey he tried to step into her world of dementia and use an engineer's perspective to develop solutions to cope with her increasing disabilities and changes in personality.

Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View Summary

Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View by Fred Walker

Dementia is a cruel illness which affects people in different ways. No two patients are alike and people 'cope' in different ways. There is no right or wrong way to react to gradually losing a loved one. This short book describes in a pragmatic way how Fred Walker, and healthcare professionals, dealt with his wife's diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Throughout her journey he tried to step into her world of dementia and use an engineer's perspective to develop solutions to cope with her increasing disabilities and changes in personality. The clinical symptoms are described from the earliest signs, originally attributed to age, through to an eventual diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and during on-going care. As such the hope is that it will be a guide to anyone who not only wants to know the facts, but who also needs to know the human cost behind those facts. As a neurophysiologist, co-author Chris Pomfrett discusses the possible explanations for the symptoms from a medical perspective, which I hope will be beneficial to healthcare professionals enabling them to have a better understanding into not only the science behind Alzheimer's but also equipping them with the ability to appreciate the challenging situations encountered by many unpaid carers. There is also a description of the current pathways and recommendations for diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease from the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE).

Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View Reviews

For those who are interested on a less personal level on what having Alzheimer's actually means, Fred Walker's story will touch your heart and help you realise that you are not alone in what you might be experiencing. As an engineer he gives a hard-headed and honest account of the story of his wife's dementia that is then interpreted scientifically by Chris Pomfrett." Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield CBE "This book is an eye-opener and a "must read" for everyone who has been touched by Alzheimer's in one way or another. It would also be especially beneficial to healthcare professionals." Dr Robert Jenyo MB BS, FRCGP "Everyone should read this booklet. Not only is it "Joan's Story" but it is also "Fred's Story." The tale of how an engineer, with an engineer's perspective on life, managed to explain to himself what was happening to his wife." Dr Karen Drabble MB ChB "By reading Fred's deeply moving story, anyone touched by Alzheimer's disease or any other form of dementia will know they are not alone. It chronicles the fears and frustrations, the love and laughter and the tears and trauma he and his late wife Joan experienced together." Rebecca Wood CEO Alzheimer's Research UK

About Fred Walker

Fred Walker has an engineering background and, having nursed his wife in her journey through Alzheimer's disease, is using his knowledge to lecture to clubs such as Rotary, Probus, TWGs, WI etc. to raise funds and to raise awareness of the disease. He has, to date, raised over GBP20,000 to fund research and has been made a Volunteer Champion of Alzheimer's Research UK. Dr Chris Pomfrett is a Clinical Scientist and was lecturer in Neurophysiology applied to Anaesthesia at the University of Manchester for 20 years and is an authority on variant Creutzfeld Jacob disease. He now works for NICE where he has a specialist interest in medical devices used for monitoring anaesthesia and diagnosing degenerative diseases of the nervous system. He was recently installed President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Anaesthesia Section.

Additional information

GOR007313970
9780956508966
0956508960
Alzheimer's: An Engineer's View by Fred Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Stellar Books Publishing
2013-10-20
88
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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