The Dementias

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627561

Category: Medical

Page: 596

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Confusion. Fear. Isolation. This is the human experience of dementing illness, and it is at the heart of this practical, informative volume by a broad range of clinically grounded experts. This book is designed to meet the needs of clinicians dealing with persons with dementing illness and to serve as an introduction to the pathophysiology of dementing illness and a resource for clinical investigators. The giant strides in dementia research since the publication of the first edition in 1991 have generated optimism that we will soon be able to delay onset and even prevent these diseases that devastate both patients and caregivers. This third edition has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover changes in the classification, management and treatment of dementing illnesses and to give a more extensive account of basic and clinical research findings. At the same time, this remarkable volume indicates the interaction of the patient's personality, the caregiver, and the environment with the pathophysiology of dementing illnesses that creates the variety of symptoms accompanying these illnesses and impacting their treatment. Like the second edition, this third edition has three sections, flowing from diagnosis through management/treatment to research. New to this edition are A world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease A beautifully illustrated chapter on contemporary neuroimaging Discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies This third edition is exceptionally valuable for addressing the day-to-day challenges of dealing effectively and humanely with persons with dementing illness. Case examples are used in the chapters on psychological/behavioral and drug management to indicate practical approaches to maintaining patients at their optimal level of function. Unlike similar texts, this volume also reviews legal and ethical issues in the care of persons with dementing illness and shows how clinicians and caregivers how to mobilize community resources. Extensive reference lists round out each chapter. The book concludes with 11 assessment guides and rating scales and an index. Now more than ever, there is hope that advances in understanding dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease will lead to their effective treatment, and ultimately to their prevention. Until then, clinicians, families, and society will continue to be faced with the challenges posed by these illnesses -- making this book a "must read" for physicians and other health care professionals, whether in training, in practice, or engaged in clinical research.

Communication Disability in the Dementias

Author: Karen Bryan,Jane Maxim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047003453X

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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This book focuses on language and communication issues with older people with mental health problems. Radically revised and updated from the authors’ earlier book, “Communication Disability and the Psychiatry of Old Age”, this book recognizes that language and communication is not just the business of speech and language therapy but is relevant to all staff involved with people who have mental health difficulties. This book focuses on what older people with mental health difficulties require to maintain their independence and to minimize the effects of degenerative disease processes for as long as possible from a speech and language perspective. Relevant to all members of the multidisciplinary team involved within older people’s mental health services Each chapter is evidence-based and factual Reflects the substantial advances in the diagnosis and treatment of dementias

The Dementias 2

Author: John Herbert Growdon,Martin Rossor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 075067542X

Category: Medical

Page: 435

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This volume in the Blue Books of Neurology series provides you with rapid access to practical, clinical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, and many others. Organized by the most common neurodegenerative diseases, it reflects new insights regarding commonalities among the neurodegenerative diseases, and clusters them according to their dominant molecular pathologic signatures, so you can best treat any dementia you see. Differentiate among various forms of dementia and provide the appropriate management strategy. Correlate neuroimaging with neuropsychological testing to form more accurate diagnoses. Administer the latest approved drugs to improve your patients' brain function. A new two-color design and full-color images throughout helps you access information more easily. New chapters and new authors help you incorporate the latest information and fresh perspectives into your practice.

Ethnicity and the Dementias

Author: Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallager-Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136895612

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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In recent years, the literature on the topic of ethnic and racial issues in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has increased dramatically. At the same time, the need for cultural competence in all of geriatric care, including dementia care, is increasingly being acknowledged. Researchers and providers are beginning to recognize the impending "ethnogeriatric imperative," as the number of elders from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds continues to rise. Ethnicity and the Dementias offers invaluable background information in this area, while also examining how those suffering from dementia and their family members respond or adapt to the challenges that follow. Thoroughly updated and revised from the first edition, the book features contributions from leading clinicians and researchers on the epidemiology of dementias by ethnic population, new information on the assessment of diverse populations, and updates and inclusions of new populations in the management of dementia and working with families. The book is ideal for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in search of the most current ethnogeriatric findings.

Inside the Dementia Epidemic

A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Martha Stettinius

Publisher: Dundee-Lakemont Press

ISBN: 0984932623

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 372

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The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home--lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.


The Dementias

Author: Richard Mayeux,Wilma G. Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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Ethnicity and Dementias

Author: Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallagher Thompson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317822595

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Neuropsychology and the Dementias

Author: Siobhan Hart,James M. Semple

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863771965

Category: Medical

Page: 343

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Dementia is one of the most pressing problems that currently faces planners and providers of health care today. This has resulted in an explosion in research activity with the consequent growth of knowledge about all aspects of dementia and in particular about Alzheimer's disease. This book summarizes current knowledge of the neuropsychology of dementia, highlights the multifaceted nature of the problem, and argues that an input from neuropsychologists can facilitate the advances made by other neuroscientists investigating dementia. The book shows that the study of dementia has caused something of a paradigm shift within neuropsychology itself as a scientific discipline.

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Author: Julian C. Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596557

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 169

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Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.

The Dementias

Policy and Management

Author: Mary L. M. Gilhooly,Steven H. Zarit,James E. Birren

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Thoughtful Dementia Care

Understanding the Dementia Experience

Author: Jennifer Ghent-Fuller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480007574

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

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Ghent-Fuller offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. She explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes, and describes how these losses affect the day to day life of people with dementia, their understanding of the world around them and their personal situations.

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.

The Dementias

Early Diagnosis and Evaluation

Author: Karl Herholz,Daniela Perani,Chris Morris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 1420016814

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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The only guide to focus primarily on current molecular methods of diagnosis and early stage evaluation, this reference presents the latest techniques and technologies for dementia identification and evaluation, including neuropathological strategies, neuropsychological tests, biomarkers, CT, MRI, functional MRI, PET, and SPECT. Offering practical care and examination guidelines, each chapter provides findings that are particularly relevant for the assessment of disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, and fronto-temporal dementia.

Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia

Author: Julian Hughes,Mari Lloyd-Williams,Greg Sachs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199554137

Category: Medical

Page: 313

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Supportive Care for the person with dementia provides a broad and full perspective, drawing upon the experience and expertise of a wide range of internationally-based professionals to outline a model of supportive care that will provide good quality and holistic care for people with dementia.

Cracking the Dementia Code

Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours

Author: Karen A Tyrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995186613

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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As exciting discoveries continue for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, hope for a cure remains. In the meantime, day to day challenges continue for families and caregivers. With clarity, Tyrell offers coherent strategies that show caregivers how they can crack the code to reduce stress while integrating effective creative solutions.

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 Dementia Concept

Author: Joshua Freitas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692447352

Category:

Page: 176

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A caregiver's guide to improving life for those with Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. This book is written primarily for caregivers of individuals with dementia. The information that is presented in this book can benefit anyone who wants to improve their understanding of dementia and the practical ways that we can improve the quality of life of those with dementia. The Dementia Concept is structured in three parts. In Part 1, Understand, you will learn the signs, symptoms, and stages of dementia. This section provides an overview of the ways that those with dementia can maintain a vital connection to the world around them. In Part 2, Connect, you will learn the core principles of connecting to individuals with dementia. Mindful interaction, conversation facilitation, creation of a routine, and the use of music as medicine can have profound impacts. Read examples of the successfulness of these methods. In Part 3, Engage, you will learn to apply The Dementia Concept principles to even more specific events and interactions, and create a schedule to optimize each day. These holistic approaches to care have been repeatedly shown to benefit both individuals with dementia and the people who care for them. "Books that help people!" - Blue Sail Publications, Inc.

When Your Loved One Has Dementia

A Simple Guide for Caregivers

Author: Joy A. Glenner,Jean M. Stehman,Judith Davagnino

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801881137

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 137

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"A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended." -- Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and co-author of The 36-Hour Day

Contented Dementia

24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028871

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.