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Diagnosis and Management of Dementia : A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams - Gordon Wilcock

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia

A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams

By: Gordon Wilcock (Editor), Romola Bucks (Editor), Kenneth Rockwood (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780192628220
Number Of Pages: 416

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Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear to have crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with dementia. With these advances has come the recognition of the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach to management. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams is an edited volume covering all aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team. It is aimed at all those working in the dementia or memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. The book is divided into three sections. Section one takes the reader through the practical details of setting up and organising a clinic, from timetabling, through managing information, to the assessments needed and the opportunities such a service provides. Section two deals with the diagnostic process; and section three addresses management issues, from carer support, pharmacological and physiological interventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician. An Appendix contains the results of a survey to the memory disorder services. This survey provides the reader with examples of other services and demonstrates the wide variation in how these services operate. The Manual is unique in that it combines up to date thinking on diagnosis and management with practical and helpful ideas on how to run a dementia or memory disorders service.

'Very useful for those already running clinics, those anticipating setting up cliics and those involved in rationalizing health care sevices for older individuals with cognotive impairment.' "This manual is easy to read, logically presented, well written and contains lots of technical information. I found it informative and could observe some of the suggestions in practice in my own clinic."Signpost Reviews

Lindesay and Morris: Introduction Section One Beattie, Bucks and Matthews: Administrative and organisational aspects Agg: Information management Wilcock and Skoog: Medical assessment Ballard and Eastwood: Psychiatric assessment Jobst, Suarez and Miller: Investigations - laboratory, radiological and neurophysiological Bucks and Loewenstein: Neuropsychological assessment Wesnes, Hildebrand and Mohr: Computerised cognitive assessment Stevens and Ripich: The role of the speech and language therapist Carswell and Speigel: Functional assessment Mallary, Page and Burns: Assessment in the community Gauthier, Byrne and Byrne: Research potential Section Two Jones and Ferris: Age-related memory and cognitive decline Feldman and O'Brien: Differentiation of common dementias Pryse-Phillips and Wahlund: Other dementias Section Three Gilliard and Rabins: Carer support Forette and Rockwood: Therapeutic intervention Woods and Bird: Non-pharmacological approaches to treatment O'Neil and Carr: The management of common problems Marcusson and Sloan: The primary care physician's perspective

ISBN: 9780192628220
ISBN-10: 0192628224
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.87  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.72