August 01, 2017

How to manage dementia in general practice

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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

The objectives were: 1. To develop guidelines for the diagnosis and ongoing management of people with dementia in general practice in partnership with carers, families and relevant services. 2. To field test these guidelines in general practice. An advisory committee of GPs and other relevant stakeholders such as geriatricians, psychogeriatricians, nurses, and carer consumer representatives was established to oversee the project, and met three times during the course of the project.A half-time project officer was employed to work under the guidance of the grant holders and the advisory committee. The team conducted a review of the literature and current guidelines and liaised with practitioners in related disciplines. Draft guidelines specifically related to the usual working procedures of general practice were developed with input from the advisory committee and three focus groups of general practitioners.These were then field tested by 17 general practitioners who used them in their practices to audit their current management of 119 patients against the guidelines.They then provided feedback about the usefulness of the guidelines with these patients, and their comments were used in finalising the 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.

Excellence in dementia care: research into practice
Ed. Murna Downs and Barbara Bowers
This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes in every chapter illustrate the realities of living with dementia and bring the theory to life.
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
With engaging and varied pedagogy in each chapter this authoritative and compelling textbook is an absolute must purchase for a range of professionals and academics. Those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care will find this text enlightening and essential.

Your brain in sickness and in health : the experience of dementia and other brain disorders

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.

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