We live in an ageing world. The average life expectancy in Australia is now far beyond the allotted three-score years and ten . Age-related conditions are increasingly impacting on our community, with enormous personal, social and economic costs.
Around 165 000 people in Australia are now suffering from dementia and the prospect of becoming senile is one that genuinely terrifies people contemplating a lengthy old age.
It is important to remember, however, that while most dementias are currently irreversible, this does not mean that 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.
Filled with practical advice on drug treatments, complementary therapies and residential or respite care, Dealing with Dementia will be an invaluable tool for anyone worried about their own symptoms or those of a loved one.
"This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias for families and carers. Strongly recommended." Professor Henry Brodaty"
List of illustrations
List of tables
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
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1