Dementia and Alzheimer's: Solving the Practical and Policy Challenges

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Solving the Practical and Policy Challenges

by James O'Reilly, Rhonna Shatz


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Creeping slow death of the human brain's ability to reason, function, remember and respond, poses a family tragedy. As major increases in the volume of dementia cases have been predicted for the coming decade, this book is ever more needed to cut through the clutter of assumptions and anecdotes. It explains governmental and private entities' benefit programs for aiding dementia patients. The text faces the sad crisis of widespread dementia, explains how government and insurers do and should respond, and integrates sophisticated medical tactics with vital cooperative responses by families and friends to their loved one's mental health crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783089253
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication date: 04/26/2019
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James O’Reilly is volunteer professor and director of Concentration in Health Services Management, Division of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, USA.

Rhonna Shatz, DO, is a behavioral neurologist and holds the Bob and Sandy Heimann Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Research at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Her clinical and research interests are in brain health, dementia prevention and the language of dementia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction;

2. The Family Dynamics of Dementia;

3. Tort Liability Related to Dementia;

4. Dementia and Private Insurance;

5. Medicare, Medicaid, Disability and Other Government Benefits;

6. Dementia and Residential Care Facilities;

7. Adult Protective Services in Dementia Cases;

8. Dementia and Financial Issues;

9. Dementia in Probate and Guardianship;

10. Dementia and Employment Issues;

11. Drug Research and New Product Developments for Dementia;

12. Dementia and Criminal Justice;

13 Understanding Your Expert’s Advice about Brain Deterioration;

14 Understanding the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease;



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“Dementia and Alzheimer’s is an outstanding book about the experience of dementia in the real world in terms of both care and cost. Practitioners and policy makers will benefi t from the breadth of topics covered by the authors.”

—Peter A. Lichtenberg, Director, Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, and Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University, USA

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