Learn dementia care from an experienced colleague!
From a senior faculty member of the Copper Ridge Institute comes peer-to-peer guidance on how you can give the best possible care to dementia patients and their families.
Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, vignettes, nursing alerts that feature just-in-time information on complex or particularly important aspects of patient care, and Therapeutic Dialogue Boxes that provide nurses with specific communication solutions for both patients and their families. Coated flex-binding repels stains.
- Dementia basics
- Common complications of dementia
- Assessment of dementia
- Caregiving basics
- Common problems in daily care
- Managing behavioral problems
- Designing activities
- Helping families
The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience from which nurses learn best: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situations. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, each book in the series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.
About the Author
Cynthia D. Steele MPH, RN, is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, as well as Senior Faculty, The Copper Ridge Institute.
Involved with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for more than 20 years, Steele is an assistant professor of psychiatry, a faculty associate at JHU's School of Nursing, co-director of JHU's neuropsychiatry clinic and a senior faculty member at the Copper Ridge Institute. In all of these endeavors, she immerses herself in Alzheimer's and related conditions such as dementia.
Steele wrote The Family Guideline Series for Dementia Care” and she established the Dementia Care Skills Lab at Copper Ridge for family caregivers. Copper Ridge, located in Sykesville, is an extension of the JHU School of Medicine that focuses entirely on Alzheimer's.
Table of ContentsPreface
1. Dementia Basics
2. Common Complications of Dementia
3. Assessment--The Vital Signs of Dementia
4. Caregiving Basics
5. Common Problems of Daily Care
6. Managing Behavioral Problems
7. Designing Activities
8. Helping Families
9. Pharmacologic Treatment
10. End-of-Life Care
Appendix: Family Guidelines
Appendix: Mental Status Examination