In 2010 the first baby-boomers turn 60. A landmark year for our aging population. As the aged population increases, more and more people will be faced with caring for a friend or family member with dementia. There are currently 250,000 dementia sufferers in Australia and this is set to increase to 1.3 million over the next four decades to become one of the country's leading health problems. In this simple and clear guide for carers and families, Brian Draper, one of Australia's leading experts on Alzheimer's and dementia discusses the symptoms, treatment and management of the condition.This book will demystify the condition and increase our understanding of why it occurs, the current treatments and how it may be managed both by professionals and those at home.Filled with practical advice on therapies and drug treatments, Understanding Alzheimer's & Other Dementias will be an invaluable tool for those worried about their own symptoms or those of a loved one.