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Practical dementia care [electronic resource] / Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Cynthia D. Steele.

Author/Creator:
Rabins, Peter V.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 pages)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Mentally ill -- Care.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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).
Contents:
Definitions and Overview of the Book
The Evaluation and Formulation of Dementia
Diseases Causing a Cortical Pattern of Dementia
Diseases Typically Causing Subcortical or Mixed Pattern Dementias
Overview of Dementia Care
Supportive Care for the Patient with Dementia
Supporting the Family and Care Provider
Non-Cognitive Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
Non-Cognitive Functional Disorders and Disturbances in Sleeping, Eating, and Sexuality
Pharmacologic and Other Biologic Treatments in Dementia
Prevention, Early Detection and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Terminal Care
Clinical Genetics and Dementia.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-318) and index.
Contributor:
Lyketsos, Constantine G.
Steele, Cynthia, 1947-
ISBN:
0-19-029090-0
0-19-932311-9
1-283-09822-9
9786613098221
0-19-983790-2
OCLC:
707067813