Practical Management of Dementia, Second Edition remains a comprehensive guide to identifying the challenges faced in caring for patients with dementia.
Integrating new research into the diagnosis, detection and management of dementia, this book brings together a wealth of extensive practical experience and knowledge. It answers questions on medical, psychological and social management in an informative, evidence-based manner.
Emphasising the need for a variety of pharmacological, psychological and social approaches that can be adapted for individual patients, it also encourages an understanding of the patients’ spiritual needs.
Dementia in the new millennium
Epidemiology of dementia
Diagnosis and classification
Early detection of dementia
The role of the clinical psychologist in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia
The role of the physician for the elderly in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia
The general practitioner’s perspective
The role of the nurse in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with dementia
Dementia: an occupational therapist’s perspective
Social aspects of the assessment and treatment of dementia
Towards practical service delivery for younger people with dementia
Understanding behavioural change in dementia
Legal aspects of management
Spiritual aspects of dementia
Comprehensive and integrated mental health services for people with dementia
The role of service users and carers in helping to develop and improve services for people with dementia