Long-Term Management of Dementia: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Long-Term Management of Dementia

1st Edition

Edited by Douglas Scharre

CRC Press

264 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849338533
pub: 2010-11-12

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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: epidemiology and public health impact

Patricia A. Boyle and David A. Bennett

Diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Maria Kataki

Pharmacotherapy of cognition

David S. Geldmacher

Behavior management in dementia

Douglas W. Scharre

Management of function: instrumental activities of daily living

Catherine Anne Bare and Martha S. Cameron

Management of function: basic activities of daily living

Gail A. Greenley

Health economics and financial decision making

Christopher Leibman and Trent McLaughlin

The primary care physician’s role in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of dementia

Larry W. Lawhorne

Ethical issues in dementia

Caroline N. Harada and Greg A. Sachs

Legal issues in dementia

Marshall B. Kapp

Caregiver stress and possible solutions

Mary D. Dodge and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser

Local and national resource listing

Nancy Theado-Miller

About the Series

Neurological Disease and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General