Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by Marc E. Agronin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781767709

ISBN-13: 9780781767705

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions

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Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors.

Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781767705
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Practical Guides in Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
852,976
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF DEMENTIA
Dementia Defined
The Dementia Interview
The Dementia Workup I: History
The Dementia Workup II: Physical, Neurological, and Mental Status Examination
The Dementia Workup III: Medical, Psychiatric, and Neuropsychological Tests

SECTION II:DEMENTIA SUBTYPES
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Alzheimer Disease: Definition and Diagnosis
Treatment of Alzheimer Disease
Vascular Dementia
Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Frontotemporal Dementia
Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions

SECTION III:PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA
Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis
Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis
Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Apathy

SECTION IV:PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DEMENTIA CARE
Caring for the Caregiver
Legal and Ethical Issues

APPENDICES
A: Pocket Cards: Dementia Workup

Dementia Screen Questions
The Dementia Workup: History
The Dementia Workup: Physical Examination
The Dementia Workup: Mental Status Examination
The Cognitive Screen for Dementia
Clock Drawing Test
The Dementia Workup: Tests
B: Pocket Cards: Agitation, Psychosis, and Delirium in Dementia
Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia
Confusion Assessment Method Rating Scale for Delirium
Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia
OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Guidelines
OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Dosing Guidelines
C: Pocket Cards: Depression in Dementia
Assessment of Depression in Dementia
Depression Symptom Checklist for Dementia
Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Dementia
D: Pocket Card: Caregiver Assessment
The Mini-Burden Interview

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