How to manage dementia in general practice
This practical guide clearly shows each stage in the management of a patient with dementia. It covers the complex issues surrounding dementia such as spouses and families, access to appropriate care, legal and ethical concerns, planning for the future and "living well" and includes the decision making process on initiating treatment and guidance on how best to access the available services.
Neuroscience Foreword by Professor Paul Francis, xi -- Acknowledgement, xiv -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Diagnosing dementia in general practice -- Chapter 2 Complex pictures of dementia -- Chapter 3 Initiating, monitoring and adjusting dementia treatments -- Chapter 4 Emergency management of dementia -- Chapter 5 Managing families -- Chapter 6 Using the multidisciplinary team -- Chapter 7 Capacity, consent and deprivation of liberty -- Chapter 8 Choosing a residential home -- Chapter 9 Research, developments and media coverage -- Chapter 10 GP questions answered
Care of patients with dementia in general practice : guidelines
These guidelines are directed to the care of patients with dementia who are living at home or with family, rather than to those in facilities such as hostels or nursing homes, though they may apply to some of these. Guidelines arranged in 3 parts. Part 1 Summary guidelines; Part 2 Full practical guidelines suitable for general practice and Part 3 Background and supporting evidence.
Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care.
The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics:
- Dementia friendly communities
- Representations of dementia in the media
- Younger people with dementia
- The arts and dementia
- Relationships within families or with family carers
- Whole person assessment
- Transitions in care
If you want or need to better understand Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other brain disorders; if you are a professional involved in assessment and care; if you are a family or paid carer/caregiver; if you are simply interested and curious about the contribution our brains make to everyday life - then the information you seek is in your hands. This includes: the nature of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and other disorders of brain function; behaviours and experiences associated with these disorders, including accounts of real people faced with these challenges; the way carers, family, friends and professionals perceive, understand and respond to people with dementia. Don’t be daunted by the book’s size. There are two parts: the first part provides chapters on many topics, including repetitive behaviour, memory problems, and problems with common sense. Then there are detailed endnotes (optional reading) which provide references and more detail on the issues raised in the body of the book.