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A comprehensive and very readable introduction to the subject of dementia intended for use by all health professionals involved in the provision of care for this group of patients, both in hospital and in the community. The book presents a broad look at the wide range of ways in which dementia can affect the lives of those with the illness and their carers. The author combines a compassionate understanding of the problems of dementia with a reassuringly positive attitude to the ways in which those problems may be faced and coped with. Although academically based (the author is one of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field) it is written in such clear language that it remains accessible to caregivers and other non-health professionals with an interest in the subject.
Disc. memory, information processing, emotional problems, personality changes; role of family, caregivers.
What is Dementia? What is not Dementia? Who are the Dementing and Where are They? The Losses of Dementia.Behaviour and Dementia. Drugs and Dementia. The Experience of Dementia. The Experience for Families. Decision Making. Assessment and Management. Organising Help. The Future.