Behaviors in Dementia

Author: Mary Kaplan
Publisher:
ISBN:
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In Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management, leading experts in the field of Alzheimer's care spotlight the latest preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff-training methods being developed to manage the often-challenging behaviors associated with dementia in long-term care settings. Emphasizing a person-centered philosophy of care, this state-of-the-art resource covers a broad spectrum of behavioral domains, including: activity planning, bathing, feeding, family interventions, sexuality, innovations in behavior management and more! Nursing home administrators and directors of nursing, as well as social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists will find an abundance of practical training tools and innovative programming options in this single volume.

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Robert C. Green
Publisher: Professional Communications
ISBN: 1884735967
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and delirium, diagnostic tests in differential diagnosis, and identifying underlying conditions that can cause dementia are discussed. Covers drugs to treat cognitive symptoms, managment of agitation and behavioral symptoms, patient management, and support services.

Management of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia

Author: Ellen Mahoney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878812469
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lighten your workload by successfully managing challenging behaviors and improving the quality of life for the older adults in your care. Management of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia establishes a new standard for all care settings. It presents a cohesive care philosophy that describes proven ways to reduce or eliminate disruptive behaviors by addressing the underlying causes within four critical areas. While medical and drug treatments are thoroughly covered, the effectiveness of nonpharmacological, person-centered approaches is stressed and illustrated by case studies. Here is your definitive source on reducing self-limiting behaviors and increasing the opportunities for success and pleasure for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia-causing diseases.

Caregiver Survival 101 Strategies to Manage Problematic Behaviors Presented in Individuals with Dementia

Author: Lisa Byrd
Publisher: PHC Publishing Group
ISBN: 0984525440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dementia can be debilitating and life-altering not only for the person with the disease, but also for family members and caregivers. This book was written to help these caregivers and family members better understand dementia and its effects, so they can proactively avert or lessen problematic behaviors while maintaining a climate of respect and compassion. The management approaches presented are based on research and best practices, as well as the author's personal and professional experiences. She provides unique insights into the causes, presentations, diagnosis, and management strategies for the various dementias, including Alzheimer's disease. Through the poignant and personal story about her mother, who was diagnosed with dementia and passed away in 2009, the author shares three very important lessons: Dementia is a devastating physical, as well as psychological, disease which affects every person differently. Caregivers ultimately have no control; they can only strategically manage events in an attempt to lessen the problems brought on by dementia. Patience and understanding are the keys to caregiver survival.

Managing Alzheimer s and Dementia Behaviors

Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781478718239
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Gary Joseph LeBlanc writes a weekly column "Common Sense Caregiving" which appears in the Hernando Today, a Tampa Tribune publication. His writings offer insight and hope through his own 3,000 plus days of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory-impaired.

Managing Alzheimer s and Dementia Behaviors Health Care Edition

Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478770893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helping Caregivers become Dementia Friendly. . . The primary purpose of this Health Care Edition of, "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behavior" is to assist both "Healthcare Professionals" and "Family Caregivers" alike in providing the best care possible to those living with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. No less important, however, is another objective; for the information contained within these pages to be a catalyst in creating a better understanding on managing behaviors and proper ways to communicate with our patients and loved ones. We are also hoping that this shared knowledge will help build a better bridge of communication between professional caregivers and the family members caring for those living with dementia. Communication between these two factions is paramount. It is our hope that this book will be read individually or in groups, discussed openly and, after putting some of the tips now learned into practice, discussed again. Always remember, each patient is unique, but at the same time, the disease can often be manageable with the use of common sense, diligence and, most importantly, with love. The ultimate goal is to make sure those with dementia are getting the best quality of life, for this is truly the best scenario for both parties involved. We need to educate all hospitals and health care communities to become dementia-friendly.

Recent Advances in Alzheimer Research

Author: Ahmad Salehi
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1681081385
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Recent Advances in Alzheimer Disease Research is a book series focusing on contemporary research on Alzheimer’s disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy. The series features reviews by experts in neuroscience and aims to provide current information in the field to both researchers and clinicians. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting more than 5.8 million individuals worldwide. Down syndrome can be viewed as a complex multi-system disorder as it manifests into significant physical, psychological, and cognitive abnormalities in affected persons. With aging, most adults with Down syndrome develop the clinical and neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, no extant treatments have proven beneficial for cognitive dysfunction for either Down syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease. An incomplete understanding of the common pathogenic mechanisms that link these two disorders has limited researchers’ progress to this end. Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy is a novel attempt to fill this void, by summarizing the work of world-renowned scientists in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome, and thus providing an unprecedented opportunity to attract attention to Down syndrome as a tool for understanding the common molecular mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer’s disease and to develop new therapies for similar neurodegenerative disorders of the brain. The book covers the fundamental pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms behind the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome affected individuals as well other key topics such as diagnosis and management, in vivo brain imaging studies, and progressive neurodegeneration of the monoaminergic system. The book concludes with a review of recent clinical trials of drugs designed to mitigate cognitive dysfunction in aging adults with Down syndrome and establishes a scientific warrant for the increased testing of candidate pharmacotherapies. Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy is a useful reference clinicians involved in treating Down syndrome patients as well as for neuroscience researchers seeking to understand the influence of a specific case of aneuploidy on Alzheimer’s disease incidence and its progression at the molecular level.

Clinical Management of Alzheimer s Disease

Author: Ladislav Volicer
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN:
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A problem-solving book that focuses on practical approaches to providing ongoing care for Alzheimer's patients in the areas of nursing, occupational therapy, social work, dentistry, physical therapy, and recreational therapy.

Dementia

Author: Michelle S. Bourgeois
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136874240
Format: PDF, Docs
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Clinicians from many disciplines have been challenged to provide appropriate and effective interventions for the diverse behavioral symptoms that define the neurologically degenerative condition, dementia. SLPs have only recently begun to develop assessment and treatment approaches for the cognitive and communication deficits that accompany dementia. This timely volume aims to serve as a reference manual and the starting point for those who want to provide life-enhancing services to persons with dementia, and to inspire the continued generation of quality research to demonstrate the value of cognitive-communication intervention. Students, researchers, and practitioners in all areas of communication sciences and disorders will find this book immensely helpful.

Evidence Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors

Author: Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826163660
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "I have not seen a book that does a better job with synthesis or provision of good concise information to those in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service Wandering behaviors are among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous conditions associated with dementia and a continual challenge in health care and the community. Strongly research-based, this book presents and analyzes the latest research on wandering from the clinical, health care management, and policy literature and offers practical assessment and management tools. Nurses, physicians, gerontologists and others address the range of wandering behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias, including prevention of elopement, getting lost, falls, fractures, and the subsequent need for extended nursing home or other supervised care that may result. The book places special emphasis on the difficult and stressful problems of daily patient care, improving safety for those with cognitive impairments, and enabling those with dementia to remain independent longer. This book is for all caregivers intent on improving care for the nearly 5 million Americans who are at risk. Key Features of this book: Offers practical tools for measuring and assessing wandering Emphasizes difficult and stressful daily problems of patient care Assesses medication and nonpharmacological interventions Describes the Alzheimer's Association's Safe ReturnÆ Program Weighs environmental design factors that influence wandering behaviors