At Wit's End

At Wit's End

by George Kraus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557534012

ISBN-13: 9781557534019

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Purdue University Press

:At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon or impractical detail. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's, emphasizing the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. At Wit's End is unique because it not only explains the psychiatric and…  See more details below

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:At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon or impractical detail. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's, emphasizing the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. At Wit's End is unique because it not only explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's, but it also helps family members and caregivers discover a wealth of effective interventions. Kraus focuses on the whole person and his/her social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life. In this book, find out how Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal aging and other diseases that mimic its symptoms, including the wide array of associated behaviors. Also, find out what medical treatments are available, both traditional and alternative. At Wit's End gives families and caregivers a new outlook on Alzheimer's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557534019
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
193
Sales rank:
1,298,234
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1What is Alzheimer's?
1The basics3
2Normal aging11
3Alzheimer's is a type of dementia17
4Evidence of Alzheimer's29
5Distinguishing between delirium, Alzheimer's, and other dementias41
6Two case studies : applying the basics49
Pt. 2How to evaluate for Alzheimer's
7This person I used to know : measuring the status of mental functioning in Alzheimer's57
8Measuring Alzheimer's in action65
9The question of competence73
Pt. 3Disturbances in mood and perception
10Geriatric depression and Alzheimer's83
11I know she has Alzheimer's, but why is she acting like this? : recognizing psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's89
Pt. 4Medical and psychological treatment approaches
12Treatment of Alzheimer's with medicines97
13Changing the person's surroundings113
14Talking to people with Alzheimer's121
15Preventive activities for ourselves and others : lowering our odds of getting Alzheimer's137
App. AAdditional resources and information on Alzheimer's dementia143
App. BWhat to do about aggressive behavior147
App. CEffective uses of psychological interventions in long-term care facilities151

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