Behaviors in Dementia

Author: Mary Kaplan
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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.

Management of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia

Author: Ellen Mahoney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878812469
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Robert C. Green
Publisher: Professional Communications
ISBN: 1884735967
Format: PDF, 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.

Managing Alzheimer s and Dementia Behaviors

Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
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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
Format: PDF
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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 Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease Third Edition

Author: Serge Gauthier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203931714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third edition of this successful textbook has been completely updated throughout and includes new chapters on electrophysiological tests, biological markers, global staging measures, and management of neuropsychiatric symptoms. There has been steady progress in our understanding of the natural history, prognostic factors and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease since the previous edition of this textbook was published in 1999. The chapters deal with the full spectrum of populations at risk, persons in prodromal stages, and patients from mild to severe and even terminal stages. The contributors are opinion leaders from North America and Europe, which gives the book an internationally balanced outlook. This new edition will be essential reading for a wide range of clinical neuroscientists who manage patients with this challenging disease.

Alzheimer s Disease

Author: James E. Soukup
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275954604
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Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzhiemer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.

Agitation in Patients with Dementia

Author: Donald P. Hay
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880488433
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Text identifies the multiple types of agitation in dementia patients. Focuses on the underlying causes and the various methods for management. Also includes discussions on the epidemiology and neurochemistry of agitation, assessment techniques, and legal and ethical issues.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585628948
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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.