Practical Dementia Care / Edition 2

Practical Dementia Care / Edition 2

by Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Cynthia D. Steele
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195169786

ISBN-13: 9780195169782

Pub. Date: 01/06/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Practical Dementia Care offers an evidence-based approach to management and treatment of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It includes sections on definitions, epidemiology, and the most common causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease. The major emphasis diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dementia. Topics…  See more details below

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Practical Dementia Care offers an evidence-based approach to management and treatment of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It includes sections on definitions, epidemiology, and the most common causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease. The major emphasis diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dementia. Topics covered in detail include available therapies for disease and its symptoms, the the provision of comprehensive supportive care of dementia patients and their caregivers, the management of common behavior disorders such as aggression and depression, and functional problems such as bathing and dressing. The book also includes chapters on ethical issues, care of terminal dementia patients, and genetics, as well as a glossary of terms. Clinicians from many disciplines, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care will find Practical Dementia Care to be an invaluable resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195169782
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Introduction
1. Definitions and Overview of the Book
2. The Evaluation and Formulation of Dementia
3. Diseases Causing a Cortical Pattern of Dementia
4. Diseases Typically Causing Subcortical or Mixed Pattern Dementias
5. Overview of Dementia Care
6. Supportive Care for the Patient with Dementia
7. Supporting the Family and Care Provider
8. Non-Cognitive Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
9. Non-Cognitive Functional Disorders and Disturbances in Sleeping, Eating, and Sexuality
10. Pharmacologic and Other Biologic Treatments in Dementia
11. Prevention, Early Detection and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
12. Terminal Care
14. Clinical Genetics and Dementia
Glossary References
Appendices

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