Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorder Teams

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorder Teams

by Gordon K. Wilcock, Kenneth Rockwood, Romola S. Bucks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192628224

ISBN-13: 9780192628220

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear to have crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with

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Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear to have crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with dementia. With these advances has come the recognition of the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach to management. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams is an edited volume covering all aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team. It is aimed at all those working in the dementia or memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. The book is divided into three sections. Section one takes the reader through the practical details of setting up and organising a clinic, from timetabling, through managing information, to the assessments needed and the opportunities such a service provides. Section two deals with the diagnostic process; and section three addresses management issues, from carer support, pharmacological and physiological interventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician. An Appendix contains the results of a survey to the memory disorder services. This survey provides the reader with examples of other services and demonstrates the wide variation in how these services operate. The Manual is unique in that it combines up to date thinking on diagnosis and management with practical and helpful ideas on how to run a dementia or memory disorders service.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192628220
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Lindesay and Morris
Section One
Administrative and organisational aspects, Beattie, Bucks and Matthews
Information management, Agg
Medical assessment, Wilcock and Skoog
Psychiatric assessment, Ballard and Eastwood
Investigations - laboratory, radiological and neurophysiological, Jobst, Suarez and Miller
Neuropsychological assessment, Bucks and Loewenstein
Computerised cognitive assessment, Wesnes, Hildebrand and Mohr
The role of the speech and language therapist, Stevens and Ripich
Functional assessment, Carswell and Speigel
Assessment in the community, Mallary, Page and Burns
Research potential, Gauthier, Byrne and Byrne
Section Two
Age-related memory and cognitive decline, Jones and Ferris
Differentiation of common dementias, Feldman and O'Brien
Other dementias, Pryse-Phillips and Wahlund
Section Three
Carer support, Gilliard and Rabins
Therapeutic intervention, Forette and Rockwood
Non-pharmacological approaches to treatment, Woods and Bird
The management of common problems, O'Neil and Carr
The primary care physician's perspective, Marcusson and Sloan

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