Practical Dementia Care

Practical Dementia Care

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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It is intended for the increasing number of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and long-term care givers responsible for the care of individuals with dementia. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment. The sections that received the most extensive revision or expansion include those on drug therapy; the pathophysiology of several causes of dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially drug treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes).infections whose only sign may be increased confusion, unexpected incontinence, or frequent bathroom use. ... Appendix A contains, as part of the Johns Hopkins Dementia Care Guidelines for Families, a specific guideline that clinicians cananbsp;...

Title:Practical Dementia Care
Author:Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Cynthia D. Steele
Publisher:OUP USA - 2006-01-19


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