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Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care / Edition 2

Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care / Edition 2

by G. Allen PowerG. Allen Power
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Years before the federal government started setting goals to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs in long-term care settings, Dr. Al Power argued eloquently in his trailblazing book Dementia Beyond Drugs about the harm done by these medications in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This revised second edition introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications are not the solution to ease the distress experienced by individuals living with dementia, and presents alternative solutions for providing respectful, individualized support and care. Unique features in the book include: * Discussion of new drug studies and government reports on the dangers and ineffectiveness of antipsychotic medications in the dementia population * Innovative practices in dementia care * A pathway to meet—and exceed—the drug-reduction goals established by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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ISBN-13: 9781938870644
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition Large Print
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

G. Allen Power, M.D., is a board-certified internist and geriatrician and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Power has practiced medicine for 25 years, the last 18 of which have been in long-term care and rehabilitation. As a Certified Eden Alternative Educator, Dr. Power serves as an Eden Mentor at St. John's Home in Rochester, New York, where he has worked since 2000. He also serves on the board of directors of the Eden Alternative, Inc. His regular contributions to the blog of Dr. William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative, can be found at Dr. Power has lectured on geriatric and culture change topics both nationally and internationally. He has been interviewed for print and broadcast media including BBC Television, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and WHYY radio among many others. Dr. Power is also quoted in the book Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes by Beth Baker (2007, Vanderbilt University Press). An accomplished musician and songwriter, Dr. Power's music has been performed on three continents. His song of elder autonomy, â??If You Don't Mind,â? was performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, and Walter Cronkite used his song â??I'll Love You Foreverâ? in a 1995 Discovery Channel documentary on American families.

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