With people living longer, dementia is now at the forefront of medical research. In answer to this changing trend, Long-Term Management of Dementia presents a stand-alone resource for diagnosis, treatment, and management issues for the patient suffering from this debilitating disease.
Topics covered include:
- Social, legal, economic, and ethical dilemmas
- Functional abilities
- Driving and the dementia patient
- Hygiene and nutritional concerns
- Supervision models
- Medical complications
Neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, and social workers, along with family members of those suffering will find this book a valuable resource for understanding this disorder.
Table of Contents
Scope of Dementia. Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Maria. Pharmacotherapy of Cognition. Management of Behaviors. Management of Function - Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. Management of Function - Basic Activities of Daily Living. Medical Complications of Dementia. Social Issues in Dementia. Health Economics and Financial Decision Making. Physician's Role. Ethical Issues in Dementia. Legal Issues in Dementia. Caregiver Issues. Local and National Resource Listing.
Douglas W. Scharre