There are over one million people in the UK alone suffering from some form of dementia. Cures for dementia are still a long way off, but if diagnosed early enough there are treatments available which delay the onset of the disease and provide a better quality of life. The key to treatment is early diagnosis, and it is here that GPs and family care practitioners need help. This book, written by a neurologist and a psychiatrist in the Q&A format of the series, covers all types of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease, and will help GPs and other family care practitioners provide early diagnosis and treatment to the millions of patients suffering from dementia. It also includes useful information on services and sources of further help for dementia sufferers and their carers.Table of Contents: 1. What is dementia? (definitions, causes, differential diagnosis). 2. Neuropsychological and neurological symptoms of dementia. 3. Psychiatric and behavioural symptoms in dementia. 4. Assessment of dementia. 5. Reversible causes of dementia. 6. Management of dementia. 7. Problems that carers and families face; elder abuse. 8. Services for patients with dementia and their carers. 9. Younger people with dementia; different ethnic groups; dementia and learning disability. 10. Dementia, ethics and the law. 11. Alzheimer's disease. 12. Vascular dementia. 13. Frontal lobe dementia. 14. Dementia and Parkinson's Disease. 15. Dementia and other neurological diseases. 16. Dementia and alcohol. 17. Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. Selected references/further reading. Appendices: Useful addresses & websites for self-help groups, voluntary organizations etc.Glossary.
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Titolo: Dementia - Your Questions Answered ( includes Alzheimer' s disease )
Autori: Brown - Hillam
Editore: Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 13x20 cm
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