Understanding and Managing Dementia

Understanding and Managing Dementia

by Joan Breitung
     
 

It is the intent of this publication to alleviate the mental anguish associated with looking after patients with dementia. The terms 'dementia' describes a group of symptoms caused by changes in brain function. These symptoms affect thinking, learning and memory abilities.Awareness of this disorder is just beginning to emerge in developing countries.Alzheimer's

Overview

It is the intent of this publication to alleviate the mental anguish associated with looking after patients with dementia. The terms 'dementia' describes a group of symptoms caused by changes in brain function. These symptoms affect thinking, learning and memory abilities.Awareness of this disorder is just beginning to emerge in developing countries.Alzheimer's disease and related dementias exact a massive toll on health care costs, disability, and lost productivity of both aptients and family caregivers.In Understanding and Managing Dementia, the author presents the essentials of the disease and provides resources for nurses, administrators, caregivers and families. Caregivers will find the book particularly useful on a day-to-day basis. The reader will have a better understanding of conditions arising from dementia and the resources outlined in the book should enable them to make informed decisions.Some of the topics covered include: Alzheimer's Disease, Ageing and Memory Impairment, Depression and the Older Adult, Families and Issues of Ageing, Living Arrangements and the Latest Treatment Options

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970755841
Publisher:
Garev Publishing International
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Breitung, RA, MA, MSNhas spent more than 35 years in the nursing profession teaching and writing about gerontology and geriatrics. During her extensive clinical experience in long term care, it became clear that families and informal caregivers of dementia patients rarely had a clear understanding of the process of dementia, the needs of the patient. This book addresses them.

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