Practical Dementia Care

Paperback | April 19, 2016

EditorPeter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Cynthia D. Steele

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This is a comprehensive, yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from 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 giversresponsible for the care of individuals with dementia. In the Third Edition, the authors have increased their emphasis on the use of non-pharmacologic treatments for behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms and incorporated the previous edition's chapter on genetics into their discussion of specificdiseases that cause dementia. Other sections that have received extensive revision or expansion include those on diagnostic techniques, early prevention, evaluation of clinical needs, and variations between sites of care.

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This is a comprehensive, yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from 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 giversresponsible for the care of individuals with deme...

Peter V. Rabins is the founding director of the Division of Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He was the Richman Family Professor of Alzhiemer's disease and related disorders.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199376832

ISBN - 13:9780199376834

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Table of Contents

1. Constantine G. Lyketsos: Definitions and overview of the book2. Paul Rosenberg, Gregory Pontone, Chiadikaobi Onyike: Neurodegenerative diseases causing dementia3. Peter V. Rabins: Other diseases causing dementia4. Constantine G. Lyketsos: The evaluation and formulation of dementia5. Quincy Samus and Betty Black: Overview of dementia care6. Constantine G. Lyketsos and Peter V. Rabins: Supportive care for the patient7. Peter V. Rabins and Constantine G. Lyketsos: Support for the family and care providers8. Christopher Marano and Constantine Lyketsos: Disease specific therapies and symptomatic cognitive enhancement9. Helen C. Kales: Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: general approach and non-pharmacologic treatment10. Christopher Marano and Constantine G. Lyketsos: Pharmacologic treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms11. Paul Rosenberg: Prevention, early detection and mild cognitive impairment12. Peter V. Rabins: Care in Advanced disease13. Peter V. Rabins: Ethical and Legal Issues