2nd Edition

Management of Dementia, Second Edition

By Serge Gauthier, Clive Ballard Copyright 2009
    172 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The second edition of Management of Dementia combines a balanced review of the latest knowledge and research in this area with practical guidance based on the authors' considerable personal experience in dementia care.

    Topics include:

    • The diagnostic criteria of Parkinson’s disease dementia
    • Approaches to combat behavioural disturbances, depression, psychosis, and agitation
    • Suggestions for overcoming sleep disturbances
    • An update on the many genetic findings in Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies
    • Biological markers of Parkinson’s disease dementia
    • Symptomatic and disease-modifying treatments, including drugs and other potential preventive or stabilizing methods
    • Advice for managing the difficult later stages of dementia in long-term care
    • New assessment scales
    • Management of dementia using primary and secondary prevention
    • Drug treatments for patients with specific causes of dementia
    • Treatments based on an individual’s phenotypic and genetic features

    Directed at practitioners who want to practice evidence-based medicine without losing sight of the patient, this volumr is designed to ensure physicians are dispensing the most appropriate pharmacology while also using other non-pharmacological treatments to their optimum effect. Concise and easy to read, the book provides readers with a full knowledge of the evolution of modern dementia care as well as the basis for understanding new developments as they occur.



    Behavioural Disturbances

    Sleep Disturbances



    Symptomatic Treatments for Dementia

    Disease-Modifying Treatments

    Long-Term Care

    Assessment Scales in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Future Perspectives




    Serge Gauthier, Clive Ballard

    "An excellent, helpful and practical book, and one that I greatly enjoyed. Unlike so many books I see, I believe I'll actually use this one." - Geriatrics and Aging (for the first edition)

    "An excellent pocket reference." - The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (for the first edition)