Practical Management of Dementia

Author: Stephen Curran
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138031291
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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. Reviews of the First Edition: 'This is a highly readable and useful resource.' NURSING STANDARD 'Comprehensive and valuable. Of merit to all healthcare team members from all care setting perspectives.' GERIATRICS TODAY 'Consistent and clear, well written and edited.' THE JOURNAL OF DEMENTIA CARE

Essential Facts in Geriatric Medicine

Author: Catherine Bracewell
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857758672
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In response to the new diploma in geriatric medicine, three British physicians review the clinical aspects of old age and the clinical problems encountered in old age.

Practical Old Age Psychopharmacology

Author: Stephen Curran
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759587
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Tailoring mental illness drug treatments specifically for elderly people has been a neglected area. This book brings together findings from recent multi-disciplinary research and the practical aspects of old age psychiatry. By taking into account the perspectives of the patient and their family, the neuropathologist, the pharmacist, the nurse, the GP, and the specialist, Practical Old Age Psychopharmacology provides a sympathetic analysis of contemporary practice and offers guidelines for the future. Providing the only comprehensive overview of the topic the editors delve into the important role of psychotropic drugs and the management of mental illness in the elderly, how these drugs should be used and how a truly personal approach to patient care can be maintained. To provide a practical focus on specific clinical topics, individual chapters can be used independently This book is an invaluable reference for old age psychiatrists, psychiatrists in training, hospital and community mental health nurses, geriatricians, general practitioners, and pharmaceutical company staff. Clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and health care managers will also find it beneficial as a complement to their own work.

Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy

Author: Philip G. Janicak
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451178778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fully updated for its Fifth Edition, Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy summarizes the latest data on hundreds of drug and device-based therapies and offers practical, evidence-based guidelines and treatment strategies for virtually every psychiatric disorder. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of pharmacogenomics, updates on treatments for elderly patients, and discussion of mechanisms of action for drugs used in sleep disorders, especially narcolepsy.

Dementia

Author: Ellen Hickey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351596446
Format: PDF, ePub
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Person-centered care for persons with dementia has been developed and expanded over the last few decades. Speech-language pathologists are uniquely positioned to understand the striking impact that communication challenges have on persons with dementia and their caregivers, and can lead the charge to improve access to communication and participation. This volume serves as a starting point and reference manual for those who want to provide person-centered and life-enhancing services to persons with dementia, and to inspire the continued generation of quality research to demonstrate the value of cognitive-communication, behavioral, and caregiver interventions. It serves as a call to action for an interprofessional team of healthcare providers across healthcare settings to promote meaningful life engagement in persons with dementia using evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. This volume provides background on the evolution of caring for persons with dementia, as well as a description of the diagnostic process for dementia syndromes and the cognitive and communication characteristics of dementias with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s dementia. Its chapters cover the person-centered assessment process for persons with cognitive and communicative disorders of dementias; intervention approaches for the wide variety of cognitive, communicative, eating/swallowing, and behavioral symptoms and consequences of dementia syndromes; reimbursement and documentation issues for various settings in which persons with dementia are seen; and issues and challenges of quality of life and end-of-life care.

Excellence in Dementia Care

Author: Murna Downs
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335236756
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Dementia Studies

Author: Anthea Innes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is dementia? How should we organize dementia care? This comprehensive book critically examines the main approaches to understanding dementia (bio-medical, social-psychological and socio-gerontological) and the main principles and ideologies of care. The book: • provides clarity on the gap between the utopian aspirations of care and the reality of care • opens up a series of questions about knowledge and treatment of dementia • argues for a transition from positions that place emphasis upon the individual or particular care services to the social, cultural and economic context Lively, informative and challenging, the book will be of interest to students of nursing, sociology of health & illness, social work and social gerontology. Anthea Innes teaches at the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Second Edition

Author: Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129676
Format: PDF, Docs
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2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care

Memory Loss Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia

Author: Andrew E. Budson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323316107
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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.