Understanding Young Onset Dementia provides a state-of-the-art overview of approaches to care and evaluation for people with young onset dementia. It reviews the challenges in providing care and services, outlines new innovations in treatment and explores the impact of the condition to offer guidance about best practice in care.
Written by world-leading researchers and experts in the field, this book gives key evidence for best practice and focuses on lived experience of those with young onset dementia. It has a broad focus looking at aspects of care beyond diagnosis and gives a comprehensive summary of the current qualitative and quantitative research in the field of young onset dementia. This international collaboration fills a much-needed gap in the academic market and is vital to guide learning and deliver future innovations.
This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and post graduate students in the field of mental health and dementia research. It will also appeal to neurologists, psychiatrist, geriatricians and psychologists looking to update their knowledge or already working in the field.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction to young onset dementia
Young-onset dementia - challenges in nomenclature and clinical definitions
Dennis van de Veen, Christian Bakker, Raymond Koopmans
Epidemiology and subtypes of dementia
Dexter Penn, Martin Rossor
Part 2: Evaluation of dementia in younger people
Clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of dementia in younger people
Yolande Pijnenburg, Cynthia Klaassen
Changes in behavior and emotions
Joany Millenaar, Marjolein de Vugt
Part 3: Needs in Young Onset Dementia
The experience of living with young onset dementia
The perceptions and experiences of children and young people who have a parent with young onset dementia
Pat Sikes, Melantie Hall
Care needs and experiences with services in young-onset dementia
Part 4: Care and Support
International differences in best practice for young onset dementia
Vasileios Stamou, Janet Carter
Vocational Rehabilitation for Young Onset Dementia: International Perspectives
Jun Yaeda, Nobuko Sunami
An overview of ehealth interventions to support caregivers. A review of evidence relevant to Young Onset Dementia
Palliative care in people with Young Onset Dementia
Raymond Koopmans, Jenny van der Steen, Marieke Perry, Romy Van Rickstal
Marjolein de Vugt is Professor of Psychosocial Innovations in Dementia at the Division of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University and Health Care Psychologist at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands.
Janet Carter is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCL and Honorary Consultant of Old Age Psychiatry at the North East London NHS Mental Health Trust, UK.