Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer's and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care

Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1

Authors/Editor: Martin, Gary; Sabbagh, Marwan

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-610675-9

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 80

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This book testifies that caregivers can have a monumental impact on the lives of persons with advanced dementia. Through specialized programming and a renewed effort toward patient-centered care, caregivers can profoundly enrich the quality of life for these persons. Providing guidelines for health care professionals, caregivers, and family members, this book introduces palliative care programs and protocols for the treatment of people with advanced dementia.

The book is designed to guide professional caregivers in meeting the needs of patients and their families, providing insight into the philosophy, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation measures involved in interdisciplinary palliative care. The chapter authors offer guidelines and standards of care based on contributions from nurses, physical therapists, social workers, dietitions, psychologists, family caregivers and pastors. An exhibit at the end of every chapter clearly articulates the standards of care appropriate for all advanced dementia facilities and health care staff.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Martin, Gary; Sabbagh, Marwan
ISBN: 978-0-82-610675-9
Specialty:
Psychiatry
Pain Management
Evidence-Based Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Language: English
Edition: 1
Pages: 350
Year: 2010
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 80

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