Dementia

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This new book in the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series focuses on the assessment and clinical management of the various forms of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions. In an engaging writing style with many clinical vignettes, Dr. Agronin describes the patient and caregiver interview, the diagnostic tests used in the workup, the types of dementia, the psychiatric conditions associated with dementia, and the pharmacological and behavioral treatments available. He also offers advice on social, ethical,...

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Overview

This new book in the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series focuses on the assessment and clinical management of the various forms of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions. In an engaging writing style with many clinical vignettes, Dr. Agronin describes the patient and caregiver interview, the diagnostic tests used in the workup, the types of dementia, the psychiatric conditions associated with dementia, and the pharmacological and behavioral treatments available. He also offers advice on social, ethical, and legal concerns and on support of caregivers. Psychiatry residents especially will find Dementia invaluable in their training.

"Key points" and quick-reference tables complement the text. Appendices include prescribing information on psychotropic drugs and patient/caregiver education handouts.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an excellent new book covering the everyday management of patients who suffer from dementing illnesses. Written and edited by a clinician in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychiatry, neurology, and geriatric medicine.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, according to the author, is to provide "...sufficient information teaching them nearly every facet of dementia - its forms, pathways, pitfalls, and treatments. The book is designed to be a practical guide that can be brought into the clinic when one is evaluating and treating patients." The author has succeeded in developing a useful pocket tool to help in the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia.
Audience: The intended audience is psychiatrists, neurologists and geriatricians. The book would also be useful for residents in psychiatry and neurology, and fellows in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.
Features: The book is divided into four sections containing 16 chapters, including an index and appendixes. Topics covered include clinical assessment, subtypes of dementia, psychiatric complications of dementia, and psychosocial issues. The appendixes contain very useful "pocket cards" on the dementia workup, agitation, psychosis, and delirium in dementia, depression in dementia, and caregiver assessment. Although having a reference section would have made this a more scholarly book, the author's purpose was for a more practical guide. The index is quite helpful.
Assessment: This is a valuable and clinically useful new book on the practical aspects of managing patients with dementia. Any clinician who works in a geriatric setting should read and refer to this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781733779
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Practical Guides in Psychiatry Series
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. SECTION I CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF DEMENTIA , 1

  2. Dementia Defined, 2
  3. The Dementia Interview, 15
  4. The Dementia Workup I: History, 27
  5. The Dementia Workup II: Physical, Neurologic, and Mental Status Examinations, 35
  6. The Dementia Workup III: Medical, Psychiatric, and Neuropsychologic Tests, 58

    SECTION II DEMENTIA SUBTYPES, 71

  7. Alzheimer Disease: Definition and Diagnosis, 72
  8. Treatment of Alzheimer Disease, 91
  9. Vascular Dementia, 106
  10. Dementia with Lewy Bodies, 120
  11. Frontotemporal Dementia, 129
  12. Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions, 140

    SECTION III PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA, 177

  13. Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis, 178
  14. Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis, 194
  15. Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Apathy, 218

    SECTION IV PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DEMENTIA CARE, 241

  16. Caring for the Caregiver, 242
  17. Legal and Ethical Issues, 261

APPENDICES, 281

  1. Pocket Cards: Dementia Workup, 282
    Dementia Screen Questions, 283
    The Dementia Workup: History, 284
    The Dementia Workup: Physical Examination, 285
    The Dementia Workup: Mental Status Examination, 286
    The Cognitive Screen for Dementia, 287
    Clock Drawing Test, 288
    The Dementia Workup: Tests, 289
  2. Pocket Cards: Agitation, Psychosis, and Delirium in Dementia, 290
    Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia, 291
    Confusion Assessment Method Rating Scale for Delirium, 292
    Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia, 293
    OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Guidelines, 294
    OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Dosing Guidelines, 295
  3. Pocket Cards: Depression in Dementia, 296
    Assessment of Depression in Dementia, 297
    Depression Symptom Checklist for Dementia, 298
    Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Dementia, 299
  4. Pocket Card: Caregiver Assessment, 300
    The Mini-Burden Interview, 301

Suggested Readings, 302
Subject Index, 308

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