Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management: A Functional Approach

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Overview

Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach is a comprehensive description of a functional and behavioral approach to assessing and treating persons with dementia. While very practical, the information is embedded in a scientific context of the causes, neuropsychological manifestations, and complications of dementia. The management of the impairments of dementia is centered on its functional consequences and impact on daily living. The chapters describe behavioral interventions and environmental strategies that aim to improve daily activities and quality of life from a proactive communication and memory basis. Specific suggestions are provided to enhance family involvement and staff relationships, interdisciplinary cooperation, reimbursement, and documentation across various home and institutional settings.

The book is written in a straightforward style and is evenhanded in its critical analyses of the evidence available to inform practice. The extensive clinical backgrounds of the authors allow them to use ‘real world’ case studies to illustrate common challenges of persons with dementia and potential solutions for caregivers. Further resources and clinical materials are included in comprehensive appendices.

The volume provides essential reading for clinicians and administrators who seek to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them. It is also an invaluable reference for beginning students in adult language disorders and gerontology.

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"I found the book to be educational and packed with interesting references whilst also very accessible. … I believe this would be a great resource for any student, practitioner or researcher working with dementia, and with communication disorders." - Hannah Nelson, assistant psychologist with Greater Manchester West, Intermediate Care, in The Psychologist

"It is engaging to read, with appendices containing examples of questionnaires and assessments being particularly useful for the practicing clinician. For students, it is undoubtedly an excellent starting point for gathering information on any aspect of dementia." - Helen Lawson in Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

"Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management offers a very useful addition to the resources available to clinicians working with a dementia population, offering fresh and innovative perspectives and techniques for managing the complex and diverse cognitive, functional, and behavioral challenges that these individuals pose. ... Clinicians will find it indispensable in providing well-researched and well-practiced techniques for enhancing the experience of dementia patients and their family or paid caregivers." - Emily D. Richardson in PsycCRITIQUES

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805856064
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,071,100
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: History and Philosophy of Treatment in Dementia. 2. Diagnosis of Dementia: Clinical and Pathophysiological Signs of Various Etiologies. 3. Cognitive, Language, and Behavioral Characteristics across the Stages of Dementia. 4. Assessment: Cognitive, Communicative and Behavioral Characteristics. 5. Treatment: Solutions to Cognitive- and Communication-based Problems. 6. Management: A Multidisciplinary Focus. 7. Management of Eating and Swallowing Challenges. 8. Quality of Life Issues. 9. Caregiver and Family Issues. 10. Impact on Staff: Training and Supervision Issues. 11. Treatment Settings, Goals, and Documentation Issues.

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