Self Management of Chronic Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Nicoleta Tątaru, Urs Kalbermatten
    Pages 15-27
  3. Ilkin Icelli, Ignat Petrov
    Pages 29-41
  4. Jerzy Leszek, Andrzej Kiejna, Ulrich Michael Hemmeter, Ulrich Kropiunigg
    Pages 43-66
  5. Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Eva Krebs-Roubicek, Olusola T. Ephraim-Oluwanuga
    Pages 79-97
  6. Alexander Kurz, Cathy Greenblat, Francoise Guillo-Ben Arous, K. Jacob Roy
    Pages 99-111
  7. Jenny T. van der Steen, Luc Deliens
    Pages 113-123
  8. Yung-Jen Yang, Marja Saarenheimo, Ulla Eloniemi-Sulkava, Kaisu Pitkälä
    Pages 125-139
  9. Julia Hintermann
    Pages 141-149
  10. Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    Pages 151-152
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 153-158

About this book


Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a disease which is increasing worldwide.

Treatment can modify its course but cannot cure it yet. AD is an enormous challenge not only for the afflicted person. This book contains articles by
internationally recognized authors from different professional
backgrounds coming from European, Asian and African countries as well as
from Switzerland. The book begins with basic information about chronic
disease, self-management, aging and dementia. Further chapters deal with
care and self-management, including end-of-life aspects.

The authors focus on training programs used around the world in general, and focus in particular on self management programs for persons suffering from AD and their caregivers.

The book addresses the applicability and economic consequences of these programs.

It might be helpful if an issue as important as self-management of chronic diseases, especially AD, were to find its way into the daily life of patients and their caregivers as well as into treatment worldwide.


Ageing Alzheimer Chronic disease Dementia End-life care Financial Benefits Health economics Quality of life Self Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    • 1
  1. 1.BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00325-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00326-4
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