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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers

  • Dementia: A Common Sense Guide for Clinicians and Caregivers is a practical title that enhances clinical knowledge and the physician-caregiver interaction

  • Concisely written and replete with interesting case vignettes for both physician and caregiver understanding

  • This unique title emphasizes novel, practical approaches that can be used to provide optimal clinical care and everyday support for patients with dementia

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. What Is Dementia?

    1. What Is Dementia?

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 1-4
  3. Start of Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Signposts: What to Look for and When to Seek Help

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 7-18
    3. Finding Help

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 19-28
    4. Preparing for a Visit to the Doctor

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 29-41
    5. Making the Most of the Doctor’s Visit

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 43-55
  4. Common Sense Dementia Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. The Seven Common Senses of Dementia Care

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 59-69
    3. Caring for the Caregiver

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 71-79
    4. Dementia Medications

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 81-96
    5. Alternative Therapies in Dementia

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 97-109
    6. Alcohol and Other Substances

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 111-121
  5. Mood and Behavior

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Mood Issues in Dementia

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 125-128
    3. Psychosis

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 129-133
    4. Dealing with Problem Behaviors in Dementia

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 135-148
  6. Additional Considerations in Dementia Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149
    2. Legal and Financial Matters

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 151-162
    3. Selecting Level of Care

      • Anne M. Lipton, Cindy D. Marshall
      Pages 163-188

About this book

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals.

This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease.

Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Intended for both lay persons and clinicians, this handy guide to the dementias is a helpful overview of what caregivers and health professionals need to know about the various forms of neurodegenerative diseases. It is designed to provide need-to-know information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses in a clear and accessible language even for uninitiated. … This is a must-have book for lay persons who are struggling to understand dementia, and a welcome resource for health professionals.” (Joseph I. Sirven, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2013)

“Lipton (neurologist) and Marshall (geriatric psychiatrist, Baylor Univ.), both experienced dementia care professionals, have collaborated to develop this readable, practical, and thought-provoking work. … The book can be read sequentially or by topic of interest. Summing Up: Recommended. All health sciences students, health care professionals/practitioners, and health care consumers.” (L. R. Barely, Choice, Vol. 50 (8), April, 2013)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diplomate in Neurology, Dallas, USA

    Anne M. Lipton

  • , Memory Clinic, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, USA

    Cindy D. Marshall

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 44.99 USD 84.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-4163-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 59.99 USD 109.99
45% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)