Practical Dementia Care

Practical Dementia Care

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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded their coverage of the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; the pathophysiology of common and uncommon causes of dementia, especially Alzheimer disease; non-drug treatment for dementia symptoms; pharmacologic therapy for dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially medication treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes). Also new for this edition is an easy-to-use "Dementia Care Psychosocial Intervention" for everyday clinical practice. Forms that facilitate its use, including a "Dementia Care Checklist" and the "Johns Hopkins Dementia Care Guidelines for Families", are available for download on a Website created for readers of the book. Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care, will find this Second Edition to be an invaluable resource.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Numerous tables and line drawings
  • 0195169786
  • 9780195169782
  • 952,343

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This is an excellent second edition of this very useful book in the care of patients suffering from dementia. Any clinicians involved in the care of the cognitively impaired should be required to know the information in this book. It is an indispensable guide. Doody's Journalshow more

Table of contents

1. Definitions and Overview of the Book ; 2. The Evaluation and Formulation of Dementia ; 3. Diseases Causing a Cortical Pattern of Dementia ; 4. Diseases Typically Causing Subcortical or Mixed Pattern Dementias ; 5. Overview of Dementia Care ; 6. Supportive Care for the Patient with Dementia ; 7. Supporting the Family and Care Provider ; 8. Noncognitive Behavioral and Neuropsychitric Disorders ; 9. Noncognitive Functional Disorders and Disturbances in Sleeping, Eating and Sexuality ; 10. Pharmacologic and Other Biologic Treatments in Dementia ; 11. Prevention, Early Detection and Mild Cognitive Impairment ; 12. Terminal Care ; 13. Ethical and Legal Issues ; 14. Clinical Genetics and Dementiashow more

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