Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Mast, Benjamin T.; Yochim, Brian P.

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH

ISBN: 978-0-88-937503-1

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 86

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Description

An essential guide to assessing and treating people with dementia syndromes

As the number of older adults with dementia continues to skyrocket, every health care professional needs accurate, up-to-date knowledge of these conditions, their prevention, and possible treatments. This compact, evidence-based book discusses essential aspects of the diagnosis, assessment, and interventions of Alzheimer’s disease and the syndromes of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It reviews the diagnostic criteria from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, and the DSM-5 and provides a broad range of treatment options, including psychosocial, educational, and lifestyle interventions.

Practitioners will especially appreciate the current overview of caregiver interventions. Practitioners and students alike will find the clear information, the tools for assessment, and other resources provided in this volume extremely useful for helping patients and their families cope with dementia.

Key Features:

  • A compact how-to reference for health professionals in their daily work
  • The latest evidence-based findings on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment
  • Tables, boxed clinical pearls, and marginal notes assist orientation
  • Copyable screening tools for daily clinical use
  • Ideal for students and continuing education

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Mast, Benjamin T.; Yochim, Brian P.
ISBN: 978-0-88-937503-1
Specialty:
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Psychology
Psychiatry
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 76
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 86

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