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Dealing with Dementia
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A comprehensive and accessible guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias for families and carers; Filled with practical advice on drug treatments, complementary therapies, residential or respite care, and more We live in an ageing world. The average life expectancy is now well beyond 'three-score years and ten'. Sadly, increasing numbers of old people are suffering some form of dementia and the prospect of becoming senile is one that genuinely terrifies people approaching their old age. It is important to remember, however, that while most dementias are currently irreversible, this does not mean they are untreatable. Dealing with Dementia offers a down-to-earth, comprehensive, and compassionate resource for anyone struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of dementia and what it means. It will be an invaluable tool for all those concerned about their own symptoms or those of a loved one.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations List of tables Preface Chapter 1 What is dementia? Chapter 2 Prevention of dementia I Chapter 3 Prevention of dementia II Chapter 4 The symptoms and course of dementia Chapter 5 Types of dementia Chapter 6 Dementia assessment Chapter 7 Drug treatments Chapter 8 Psychosocial treatments Chapter 9 Families and other carers Chapter 10 Community care services Chapter 11 Residential care Chapter 12 Ethical and legal issues Chapter 13 The future Appendix 1 Australian telephone helplines Appendix 2 Websites Appendix 3 Books for carers Glossary Notes Index

About the Author

Dr Brian Draper is an old age psychiatrist (psychogeriatrician) at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and Conjoint Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He has published widely on the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, depression in old age, and carer stress.

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"This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias for families and carers. Strongly recommended." Professor Henry Brodaty"

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