Dementia: From advanced disease to bereavement

Paperback | August 7, 2011

EditorVictor Pace, Adrian Treloar, Sharon Scott

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The Oxford Specialist Handbooks series provides readers with clear, concise information on all that is needed to successfully train in the medical sub-specialties. Each book gives an overview of clearly defined procedures, skills, guidelines, and technologies and provides practical tips andcase studies to supplement hands-on experience. Where appropriate, each book complements the revised curriculum as developed by the Specialist Advisory Committees.Dementia is a growing issue, exacerbated by improvements in health care which have led to an ageing population; currently three quarters of a million people suffer from dementia in the UK, and this is expected to rise to 1.8 million by 2050. This book concentrates on advanced disease and addressesissues such as pain management, decision-making, spiritual needs, communication, the Mental Health Capacity Act, dementia in the younger patient, and the carer's perspective.Written by specialists, this book will be invaluable for doctors and nurses involved in palliative medicine, geriatrics, and old-age psychiatry, and the generalist who treats the patient with dementia.

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The Oxford Specialist Handbooks series provides readers with clear, concise information on all that is needed to successfully train in the medical sub-specialties. Each book gives an overview of clearly defined procedures, skills, guidelines, and technologies and provides practical tips andcase studies to supplement hands-on experience...

Dr Victor Pace trained in palliative medicine in London and has been consultant at St Christopher's Hospice since 1999. He set up and led the Palliative Care for Dementia Project, in Croydon, London, for four years; this was the first project nationally to provide specialist palliative care input systematically to patients with advan...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.56 inPublished:August 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199237808

ISBN - 13:9780199237807

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations1. Introduction to dementia2. Dementia and its management3. Young onset dementia4. Advanced dementia5. An overview of palliative care6. Distress in dementia7. Principles of physical symptom assessment in dementia8. Pain and pain control9. Other physical symptoms10. Mental distress and psycho-behavioural problems11. Managing disability in dementia12. Intercurrent illness13. Deciding on appropriate intervention14. The terminal phase15. Bereavement16. Communication17. Person centred dementia care18. Choice, capacity, care and the law19. Spiritual care20. Provision of appropriate care21. A family carer's perspective22. Caring for the carers23. Some other therapies24. Financial issuesAppendix 1 - Further informationAppendix 2 - Some relevant drug interactionsAppendix 3 - Important neurochemical syndromesAppendix 4 - Body dermatomes