Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Alzheimer's Disease

Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease

Editors: Ashraf, Ghulam Md, Alexiou, Athanasios (Eds.)

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  • Discusses both the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, and more advanced techniques for detecting and treating it
  • Provides essential information on various non-pharmacological therapies for AD, e.g. immunotherapy, stem cell research, nanotechnology and others 
  • Describes methods for early detection of the disease, including important biomarkers, cognitive assessment tests and brain imaging 
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This book discusses the latest research into the highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disease most commonly associated with aging: Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Even after years of research, Alzheimer’s disease is still far from being cured. It presents a range of common symptoms in the form of behavioral and cognitive impairments. This book describes the symptoms and the biology behind them. 

The contents covers latest findings on the genetics involved and various factors and pathways influencing disease development. It also covers various non-pharmacological therapies like immunotherapy, use of natural products, and employing nanotechnology in both the detection and treatment of AD. This book also highlights the role of diet and nutrition in healthy aging. Given its scope, it offers a valuable asset for researchers and clinicians alike. 

About the authors

Dr Ghulam Md Ashraf, currently working as an Associate Professor at King Fahd Medical Research Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, completed his PhD in Biochemistry at Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His main research interests are in Proteomics and Neurology. He is also a Research Consultant/Supervisor at Glocal University, India, and an Honorary Faculty Member at the Novel Global Community Educational Foundation (NGCEF), Australia. He has acted as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in various research projects funded by reputed funding agencies, e.g. the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia and Strategic Technologies Research Program, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of various journals, e.g. Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Journal of Proteomics (Elsevier), Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, etc. He is also affiliated with the Protein Society, USA, the Science Advisory Board, and Saudi Society for Genomics and Molecular Oncology, Saudi Arabia. He has published 178 articles in various national and international journals. 

Dr. Athanasios Alexiou is a Mathematician with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics Algorithms and Mathematical Modeling in Biology and a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics Applications. He currently serves as an Honorary Vice President and Faculty Member at the Novel Global Community Education Foundation (NGCEF), Australia and as Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AFNP Med Company in Austria. His main research field is Biomedical Informatics, with a special interest in Medical Decision Support Systems, Algorithms in Neuroinformatics and Computational Biomedicine, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Biomarker Modeling. He is an Associate Editor of the journals Genetics, Pharmacology and Sociology, a Guest Associate Editor of the Frontiers Neuroscience Journal for the Research Topic 'The Alzheimer's Disease Challenge', and the author/co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers in various journals and books. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Cognitive Impairment and Rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

    Pages 1-30

    Angelopoulos, Theodoros (et al.)

  • Alzheimer’s: A Progressive Brain Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

    Pages 31-51

    Amin, Fakhra (et al.)

  • Diet and Nutrition in Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging

    Pages 53-70

    Bule, Muhammed (et al.)

  • Carbon Nanostructure-Based Materials: A Novel Tool for Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Pages 71-89

    Ashfaq, Mohammad (et al.)

  • Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease: Molecular Hallmarks of Underlying Vulnerability

    Pages 91-115

    Uddin, Md. Sahab (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Alzheimer's Disease
Book Subtitle
Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease
Editors
  • Ghulam Md Ashraf
  • Athanasios Alexiou
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9636-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9636-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9635-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 293
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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