ABC of Dementiais a practical guide, written with the needs of professionals in training in mind. Its aim is to enable readers to explore attitudes towards dementia, and find the knowledge and skills required in the important task of supporting the lives of people with dementia and theircarers.This new edition isdesigned to assiststudents andpractitioners working withinboth primary and secondary caresettingswith the diagnosis, treatment and provision of care. Itcovers the causes of dementia, diagnostic assessment, early intervention, pharmacological treatment, person-centred care, legal and ethical issues,and more.
This resource has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent research and evidence-based practice. New and expanded content addresses dementia and frailty in care homes, explores the role of technology in the treatment of dementia, discusses working with minority groups,andexaminescase studies.
- Aidshealthcare professionalsindevelopingthe knowledge, skills and confidence to care for those with dementia
- Highlights the importance of person-centred care and the effects of dementia on families and carers.
- Describes the cognitive changesand neurological disorderscentral todementia
- Addresses the needs of younger people developing dementia
- Provides guidance on managing dementia in primary care,theacute hospital and end-of-life care settings
- Covers the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (NPSD)
- Features numerous full-colour photographs and illustrations
ABC of Dementiais a must-have forhealthcare students,general practitioners,and other healthcare professionals caring for peoplewith dementia.It will also be of interest to members of the general public who wish to know more about dementia.
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