Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams by Gordon WilcockDiagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams by Gordon Wilcock

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams

EditorGordon Wilcock, Romola Bucks, Kenneth Rockwood

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear tohave crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with dementia. With these advances has come the recognition of the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach to management. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams is an edited volume coveringall aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team. It is aimed at all those working in the dementia or memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. The book is divided into three sections. Section one takes the reader through the practical details of setting up andorganising a clinic, from timetabling, through managing information, to the assessments needed and the opportunities such a service provides. Section two deals with the diagnostic process; and section three addresses management issues, from carer support, pharmacological and physiologicalinterventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician. An Appendix contains the results of a survey to the memory disorder services. This survey provides the reader with examples of other services and demonstrates the wide variation in how these servicesoperate. The Manual is unique in that it combines up to date thinking on diagnosis and management with practical and helpful ideas on how to run a dementia or memory disorders service.
Gordon K. Wilcock is at Frenchay Day Hospital, University of Bristol. Romola S. Bucks is at The BRACE Centre, Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol.
Title:Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders TeamsFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192628224

ISBN - 13:9780192628220


Table of Contents

Lindesay and Morris: IntroductionSection OneBeattie, Bucks and Matthews: Administrative and organisational aspectsAgg: Information managementWilcock and Skoog: Medical assessmentBallard and Eastwood: Psychiatric assessmentJobst, Suarez and Miller: Investigations - laboratory, radiological and neurophysiologicalBucks and Loewenstein: Neuropsychological assessmentWesnes, Hildebrand and Mohr: Computerised cognitive assessmentStevens and Ripich: The role of the speech and language therapistCarswell and Speigel: Functional assessmentMallary, Page and Burns: Assessment in the communityGauthier, Byrne and Byrne: Research potentialSection TwoJones and Ferris: Age-related memory and cognitive declineFeldman and O'Brien: Differentiation of common dementiasPryse-Phillips and Wahlund: Other dementiasSection ThreeGilliard and Rabins: Carer supportForette and Rockwood: Therapeutic interventionWoods and Bird: Non-pharmacological approaches to treatmentO'Neil and Carr: The management of common problemsMarcusson and Sloan: The primary care physician's perspective

Editorial Reviews

"This manual is easy to read, logically presented, well written and contains lots of technical information. I found it informative and could observe some of the suggestions in practice in my own clinic."Signpost Reviews