Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide

Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Agronin, Marc E.

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-0-78-176770-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81

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Now in its second edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients.

Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors.

Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Agronin, Marc E.
ISBN: 978-0-78-176770-5
Specialty:
Psychology
Psychiatry
Psychopharmacology
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Residents
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 336
Illustrations: 3
Year: 2007
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 81

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