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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers


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PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionPart I: Start of CareChapter 2: Signposts: What to Look for and When to Seek HelpChapter 3: Finding HelpChapter 4: Preparing to Visit the DoctorChapter 5: Making the Most of the Doctor's VisitPart II: Common Sense Dementia CareChapter 6: The 7 Common Senses of Dementia Care Chapter 7: Caring for the Caregiver Chapter 8: Dementia MedicationsChapter 9: Alternate Therapies Chapter 10: Alcohol and Other SubstancesPart III: Mood and BehaviorChapter 11: Mood Issues in DementiaChapter 12: PsychosisChapter 13: Dealing with Problem Behaviors in DementiaPart IV: Additional Considerations in Dementia CareChapter 14: Legal and Financial IssuesChapter 15: Selecting Level of CareChapter 16: Looking Ahead


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)

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