Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624225

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists address neuropsychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various clinical neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628948

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for psychiatrists and other health care practitioners who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, this textbook describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. It also considers a broader range of cognitive disorders and impairment in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before they reach the stage of dementia. Building on the editors' earlier work The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, this new book expands on its scope, with nearly twice the number of contributors -- all clinicians or researchers at the vanguard of the field. New to this edition are chapters on epidemiology, history of dementia, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, care of the late-stage dementia patient, prevention of dementia, and chapters devoted to: Vascular cognitive impairment, emphasizing the importance of early detection with development of appropriate treatments and risk factor control Dementia with Lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies, describing differences in cognitive profile between synucleinopathies and Alzheimer disease Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral and language variants Traumatic brain injury, distinguishing between proximal and distal effects and risk factors for dementia later in life An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical volume for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful in daily practice for grading cognition, day-to-day function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. Whether used as a clinical guide or as a sourcebook on technical and scientific developments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an important reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, and other health professionals who deal with cognitively impaired adults.

The Spectrum of Hope

An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Gayatri Devi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Neil W. Kowall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344099

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances. Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628948

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for psychiatrists and other health care practitioners who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, this textbook describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. It also considers a broader range of cognitive disorders and impairment in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before they reach the stage of dementia. Building on the editors' earlier work The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, this new book expands on its scope, with nearly twice the number of contributors -- all clinicians or researchers at the vanguard of the field. New to this edition are chapters on epidemiology, history of dementia, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, care of the late-stage dementia patient, prevention of dementia, and chapters devoted to: Vascular cognitive impairment, emphasizing the importance of early detection with development of appropriate treatments and risk factor control Dementia with Lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies, describing differences in cognitive profile between synucleinopathies and Alzheimer disease Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral and language variants Traumatic brain injury, distinguishing between proximal and distal effects and risk factors for dementia later in life An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical volume for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful in daily practice for grading cognition, day-to-day function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. Whether used as a clinical guide or as a sourcebook on technical and scientific developments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an important reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, and other health professionals who deal with cognitively impaired adults.

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

A Practical Guide

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135074739

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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Working with the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease can be a major challenge for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental-health professionals. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc on the patient, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted period of anguish and anxiety for the patient’s family. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of experience as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently useful resource for psychiatrists and others who treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Now in its third edition, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias uses concise and clear language to outline the symptoms, effects and treatments used to combat the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias likely to be suffered by older patients. Enriched by case studies from his own clinical practice, Dr. Agronin creates a volume full of humanity, insight, and knowledge that is sure to inform and improve the habits and methods of any clinician who deals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

Author: Colin A. Depp,Dilip V. Jeste

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629049

Category: Medical

Page: 441

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The critical importance of brain health to the well-being of older adults is becoming increasingly clear. However, an important aspect that interests most people relates to what clinicians and their adult patients and family members can do to retain and even improve cognitive and emotional functioning as they age. Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging thoroughly discusses the neuroscience of healthy aging and presents effective strategies for staying lively, engaged, and positive. The book is organized into three parts. The first one, focusing on behavioral and psychosocial aspects, strives to place cognitive aging in a broad context. With chapters that explore such topics as the meaning of wisdom, the role of spirituality in healthy aging, and what centenarians can teach us about cognition and emotion, this section sets the stage for a rich, robust, yet nuanced treatment of its subject. The second part addresses the biological aspects and presents the scientific foundations of cognitive aging, as well as reviews the research on the role of factors such as stress, resilience, and diet. Finally, the third section addresses prevention and intervention strategies in a practical, down-to-earth fashion, addressing questions such as "What environments encourage physical activity?" and "How can we promote resilience?" Several features of the book are especially noteworthy: The book bridges the gap between popular science for a lay audience and the heavily theoretical, academic approach of other books on the aging brain, making it suitable not only for clinicians but for their patients and family members as well. The fascinating story of an innovative intergenerational school makes the case for meaningful activity -- not just for the older participants but for the entire community -- and is suggestive of the plethora of possible programs that might prove effective at keeping the older population engaged and contributing. Results from a 70-year longitudinal study are extensively reviewed and identify the coping strategies that seem to bring about well-being in older age. The most promising strategies for successful aging, applicable to a large majority of the population, are summarized by the editors so that clinicians as well as consumers of healthcare may implement them as they see fit. As the baby boomers reach what used to be considered "old age," the demand for evidence-based strategies for retaining and improving cognition will only increase. Fortunately, as the editors note, it is never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health.

Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316107

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area. Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Detailed case studies facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Includes new National Institute on Aging–Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders. Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Neuro-Geriatrics

A Clinical Manual

Author: Babak Tousi,Jeffrey Cummings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319564846

Category: Medical

Page: 407

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This manual takes a multidisciplinary approach to neurological disorders in the elderly. Comprehensive and practical, it includes the most recent diagnostic criteria and immediately accessible visual care paths including the latest pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Covering a range of modalities, from the importance and impact of each disease to diagnostic criteria, genetics, laboratory and imaging findings, treatment and care paths, this book focuses on neurological conditions that occur commonly in older persons or which have a striking effect on their lives. The common types of dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, rapidly progressive diseases, seizure disorders and multiple sclerosis are covered. Issues commonly affecting this population, such as neurobehavioral symptoms and caregiver issues, are discussed. Neuro-Geriatrics: A Clinical Manual is aimed at any physician who treats the elderly with neurological disorders: neurologists, geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists, both specialists and general practitioners.

The Dementias

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585620432

Category: Medical

Page: 573

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This third edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.

Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry

Author: Stuart C. Yudofsky,Robert E. Hales

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629812

Category: Medical

Page: 447

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Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as those conditions that have significant neuropsychiatric components. With the help of this highly practical manual, clinicians are empowered to evaluate patients and treat the neuropsychiatric aspects of a host of disorders. The manual: Sets forth a concise, step-by-step approach to assessing patients, by beginning with the indications for a neuropsychological evaluation, and progressing through the patient interview, physical examination, and measures that are useful diagnostic indicators, such as psychological testing and structural and functional neuroimaging. Offers complete physiological and epidemiological information about each condition, by providing much-needed context and helping the clinician to identify the focal neurological symptoms to look for, potential contributing factors, and the course a disease is likely to follow. Covers the general neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological considerations the clinician must take into account when attempting to understand the factors that influence presenting symptoms and behavioral changes. For example, intracranial pressure can be and elusive consequence of central nervous system (CNS) tumors and has been implicated in behavior changes such as apathy and depression. Aids the clinician in making a clinical diagnosis through the precise evaluation of a patient's neurological and psychiatric signs and symptoms, through taking a careful history, and through a directed physical examination the patient. Addresses the full range of available treatment options, including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and cognitive rehabilitation modalities. Presents an utterly up-to-date chapter on psychopharmacological treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, and includes an abundance of tables that compare indications, efficacy, and side effect profiles for the full range of drugs that are likely to be prescribed. While acknowledging the ongoing dialogue on the nature of neuropsychiatry, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the paramount duty of the physician, whether psychiatrist or neurologist: to understand each patient's underlying disease and to ease the suffering it causes. This meticulously referenced, thoughtfully illustrated, and elegantly structured volume deserves a place in both the beginning and seasoned clinician's library.

Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill, Second Edtion

Author: James L. Levenson, M.D.,Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585625019

Category: Medical

Page: 838

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Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of prescribing psychotropic medication to psychiatrically and medically ill patients. Thoroughly updated to include coverage of newly released medical and psychiatric drugs and relevant research conducted in the interval since the first edition, this new edition retains the structure and features that made the first edition so successful. In two well-organized sections designed to be read serially, the manual addresses fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropic drugs across medical disease states, followed by psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases and relevant subspecialty areas. The manual is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, including psychosomatic medicine specialists, advance practice nurses, the general psychiatrist whose patient with schizophrenia develops liver disease, and the primary care provider prescribing an antidepressant to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Written in an accessible and pragmatic style, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a core text and reference for many fellowship programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and prepares clinicians to provide safe and effective care to their patients with mental illness.

Excellence in Dementia Care

Research Into Practice

Author: Murna Downs,Barbara Joanne Bowers

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335236756

Category: Dementia

Page: 531

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"This book is to be recommended for anybody who is interested in a multi-, inter- or even cross-disciplinarian approach to care for dementia. It might also be useful for a non-professional audience also because it is extremely didactic and accessible." International Journal of Integrated Care, Feb 2012

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Steven R. Sabat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190603100

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Alzheimer's is swiftly on the rise: it is estimated that every 67 seconds, someone develops the disease. For many, the words "Alzheimer's diseas" or "dementia" immediately denote severe mental loss and, perhaps, madness. Indeed, the vast majority of media coverage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia focuses primarily on the losses experienced by people diagnosed and the terrible burden felt by care partners yearning for a "magic bullet" drug cure. Providing an accessible, question-and-answer-format primer on what touches so many lives, and yet so few of us understand, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge: unsparing investigation of their causes and manifestations, and focus on the strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Steven R. Sabat mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. By clarifying the terms surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's, which are two distinct conditions, Sabat corrects dangerous misconceptions that plague our understanding of memory dysfunction and many other significant abilities that people with AD and dementia possess even in the moderate to severe stages. People diagnosed with AD retain awareness, thinking ability, and sense of self; crucially, Sabat demonstrates that there are ways to facilitate communication even when the person with AD has great difficulty finding the words he or she wants to use. From years spent exploring and observing the points of view and experiences of people diagnosed, Sabat strives to inform as well as to remind readers of the respect and empathy owed to those diagnosed and living with dementia. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia conveys this type of information and more, which, when applied by family and professional caregivers, will help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed as well as of those who provide support and care.

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Care-based Therapy

Author: Chris Bonner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421419

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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'In Reducing Stress-Related Behaviours in people with Dementia, Chris Bonner has written a thoroughly entertaining, yet highly instructive, manual for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias... I highly recommend that everyone who encounters persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, routinely or occasionally, read through this manual. Even for seasoned professionals or family members who have given 10 years to the care of a spouse, there are insightful nuggets that will more than offset the modest cost of the book.' - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books 'I found this book to be both clear and accessible in terms of readability. It is a book that I believe would be a useful resource to care staff in a variety of settings. The beauty of it is that it is short, inexpensive, easy to read and understand - a book which care staff can perhaps dip into, without taking them away from their caring role too much.' - Signpost 'The book is completely person orientated with the help of anecdotes. Original research sources are acknowledged without countless footnotes. There is a carefully compiled bibliography and a good index. To have achieved so much in a slim volume is very commendable and it is obvious that this should be a required text for every formal carer with copies available in staff rooms as chapters could be the subject of seminars or workshops as well as solving tricky problems in the very demanding work of caring for people with dementia whose behaviour can be difficult to understand.' - London Centre For Dementia Care 'This invaluable book provides a wealth of practical strategies to prevent and reduce stress related behaviour in people with dementia. The author has drawn information from numerous carers with whom he has worked and his personal experience in caring for and enjoying the company of people with dementia. Throughout the book, case vignettes and small caricature illustrations are appropriately used to enhance the reading material and provide light humour. I would thoroughly recommend this book to all nursing and therapy staff involved with people with dementia.' - Occupational Therapy with Older People This practical book provides simple and imaginative ways to prevent and reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia in residential care. The author's approach is based on maximizing personal expression and fulfilment and recovering access to familiar, enjoyable and meaningful activities. He suggests strategies for managing common problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. He also explains how to enhance care home environments and staff communication skills, and suggests a variety of helpful activities and therapies. Written in a clear, accessible style, this book will be an invaluable resource for residential care workers and the families and carers of people with dementia.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry

Author: James E. Spar,Asenath La Rue

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626533

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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Because limited training in geriatric psychiatry has tended to give insufficient attention to mental health care for the elderly, clinicians often need help when assessing and treating problems specific to older clients. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a single-volume reference that covers the full range of such problems, from depression to dementia. It shows that psychiatrists working with older people must sometimes be willing to play a generalist's role, combining routine medical management with psychiatric interventions or helping with social or situational problems. Drs. Spar and La Rue review the effects of aging on cognitive performance, including clinical presentations of memory loss and medication-induced symptoms of mental disorder. They offer practical guidance to help the clinician not only diagnose and treat these conditions but also address such issues as evaluating competency for informed consent. Enhanced by numerous charts and tables for easy reference, the book boasts a broad range of coverage: • Guidelines to differential diagnosis of depression -- laboratory tests, psychological tests, and symptom rating scales -- along with insights on new directions in psychotherapy, including intervention within primary care. • Assessment of both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-SSRIs as first-line agents for depression, citing advantages and disadvantages of specific drugs, plus advice on switching or combining antidepressants.• Discussion of the effective use of electroconvulsive therapy -- particularly the use of brief-pulse, bilateral electrode placement -- as well as experimental therapies such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. • Guidance in cognitive mental status examinations and brief screening tools for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the Mini-Mental State Exam and summarizing advanced and experimental diagnostics such as single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography. • Appraisal of psychosocial therapies for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, such as behavior modification and reminiscence therapy, plus use of cholinesterase inhibitors for treatment of cognitive deficits.• Review of approaches to anxiety disorders, including differential diagnosis of phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder, with a focus on psychosocial-behavior therapy and medications of choice. With life expectancies increasing, people over 85 already constitute one of the fastest growing demographics -- and the number of older people with mental disorders is rising as well. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry explains how working effectively with older adults requires a blending of specialized knowledge with a flexible approach to the patient -- and shows how to bring that about in daily practice.

The Dementia Caregiver

A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231920

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.

Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia

Author: Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience Masud Husain,Jonathan M. Schott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199655944

Category:

Page: 560

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An accessible, authoritative book aimed at the clinician, The Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia covers the dramatic developments that have occurred in basic and clinical neuroscience in an integrated fashion. With contributions from a range of international experts, this is the one essential textbook for clinicians with an interest in cognition and dementia - including neurologists, geriatricians and psychiatrists. A textbook that is more than the sum of its constituent parts, it provides a powerful means of bringing together different aspects of conceptual understanding and factual knowledge in a way that usually can only come after many years in the field.

Alzheimer's Disease

A Handbook for Caregivers

Author: R. C. Hamdy

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780815126065

Category: Medical

Page: 451

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This text meets the needs of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and family members. It contains a wealth of practical information about the effects of Alzheimer's on the patient's day-to-day life, and offers detailed descriptions of the stages of the disease, the options for treatment, and the effects of other mental and physical characteristics upon the expression of Alzheimer's. Additionally, it offers valuable suggestions for approaching issues such as nutrition, sleep habits, safety, caregiver stress, and therapy. The book is a perfect bridge between an interdisciplinary panel of expert contributors who know most about the disease and those who know most about the patient. * Takes a reader-friendly look at the structure and function of the normal brain, along with the higher brain functions, providing the proper background needed to study the various types of dementia. * Explores the neuropsychological assessment of dementia as well as the tools, such as brain imaging, used in the process to lay a clinical foundation for the student. * Examines current concepts in the etiology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, as well as the pathology, clinical presentation, and clinical diagnosis of the disease to bring the reader up to speed on new and established research. * Compares and contrasts Alzheimer's disease with other forms of dementias so that the properties unique to Alzheimer's are well understood. * Presents the general principles of management of Alzheimer's along with ways to manage the difficult behaviors that accompany it. * Provides valuable information for dealing with everything from fecal and urinary incontinence to preventing accidents in the home to managing daily care and planning activities. * Analyzes ethical and legal issues involved in caregiving, an area that continues to grow in complexity. * Details the many avenues of community support, from social services to the Alzheimer's Association. * Provides a glossary so that the reader has quick access to the definitions of important terms.

Living Your Best with Early-stage Alzheimer's

An Essential Guide

Author: Lisa Snyder

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 1934716189

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 283

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Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's when symptoms are only mild. New drugs are under investigation to help slow progression of the disease, and there is hope on the horizon for more effective treatments to keep the disease at bay. Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease. This book fills an enormous void by providing a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, strategies for easier communication, participating in research and clinical trials, and much more. This book is a working guide to help the person with Alzheimer's feel empowered to move forward in life in light of this challenging diagnosis.