The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and by Anne M. Lipton

By Anne M. Lipton

The good judgment consultant to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers presents an easy-to-read, functional, and considerate method of dementia care. Written via experts who've cared for hundreds of thousands of sufferers with dementia and their households, this ground-breaking name unifies the views of neurology and psychiatry to satisfy quite a few caregiver wishes. It spotlights many real-world issues now not in general lined in regular textbooks, whereas concurrently proposing a extra designated clinical standpoint than normal caregiver manuals.

This convenient name bargains professional information for the scientific administration of dementia and compassionate help of sufferers and households. Designed to augment the physician-caregiver interplay and liberally illustrated with case examples, The logic Guide espouses basic ideas of dementia care that practice around the levels and spectrum of this disorder, together with non-Alzheimer's forms of dementia, as well as Alzheimer's illness.

Clinicians, kin, and different caregivers will locate this quantity worthy from the instant that signs of dementia emerge. The authors position an emphasis on taking good care of the caregiver in addition to the sufferer. crucial issues contain how to define the perfect clinician, utilize a doctor's stopover at, and ward off a drawback - or deal with person who cannot be kept away from. occasionally tough concerns, similar to riding, monetary administration, criminal issues, long term placement, and end-of-life care, are confronted head-on. attempted, real, and time-saving counsel are defined by way of what works - and what does not - with reference to scientific evaluate, medicinal drugs, behavioral measures, and exchange cures. clinical, nursing, and allied health and wellbeing care execs will absolutely flip to this detailed evaluate as an essential source and mainstay of medical dementia care, in addition to a useful suggestion for relatives caregivers.

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20. Mehta KM, Ott A, Kalmijn S, Slooter AJ, van Duijn CM, Hofman A, Breteler MM. Head trauma and risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: the Rotterdam Study. Neurology. 1999;53(9):1959–62. 21. Omalu B, Bailes J, Hamilton RL, Kamboh MI, Hammers J, Case M, Fitzsimmons R. Emerging histomorphologic phenotypes of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American athletes. Neurosurgery. 2011;69(1):173–83. ” —Lao Tzu Chapter 2 dealt with when help should be sought on the basis of symptoms of dementia. This chapter addresses how and where to find the right type of assistance and the important role of family members (or their surrogates), in conjunction with medical professionals, on this quest for the right diagnosis, treatment, and additional support.

Most patients will listen to their doctor. So, as suggested above, start with the primary care physician. Find out when the patient’s next appointment is and accompany him or her to it (without creating a lot of fanfare). If this is out of the norm and Summary 27 the patient questions you about your going along, tell him or her honestly that you have some questions for the doctor. (If your loved one is suspicious or balks at the idea of your presence at their appointment, call the office and/or fax or mail a note advising the doctor of your concerns.

As dementia specialists, we are often asked when medical attention should be sought for memory problems. The first principle is that memory loss that interferes with daily function is not normal. Such memory loss may or may not be related to Selected Types of Dementia 9 dementia, but demands medical attention. The same applies to other cognitive or behavioral problems that prevent a person from independently performing his or her usual activities. Common sense rule: Serious problems should be taken seriously.

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