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Essentials of Dementia

Dr Shibley Rahman is a stalwart in the field of dementia care and few others have managed to make such consistent and important contributions. In this book, together with Professor Robert Howard, Dr Rahman does set out to provide the 'everything you ever needed to know' guide for supporting people living with a dementia. With the 'Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework' as a structure for the book, Rahman and Howard ta...

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is perhaps the second most common cause of degenerative dementia after Alzheimer's disease. This book, which represents the first authoritative statement about (DLB), includes review articles, case studies and recent research findings from the leading international centers studying the condition. Covering the classification, cognitive manifestations, clinical diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, neuropat...

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Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution to People with Dementia

The way in which dementia is understood and treated is changing, with a growing focus on the individual's experience and person-centred approaches to care. Introducing a new model of dementia care that reflects on the role of a person with dementia within a community and their relationships, this guide for professional and family caregivers demonstrates how to facilitate positive relationships for peaceful living. By understanding th...

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Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia : A Guide for Families

Drawing on the author's first-hand experiences with families, this book provides crucial, accessible information and answers the difficult questions that often arise when a family member with an intellectual disability is diagnosed with dementia. Linking directly to policy and practice in both dementia and intellectual disability care, this book takes an outcome-focussed approach to support short, medium and long-term planning. With ...

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The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning. The disease profoundly affects immediate family members, close friends, and neighbors. These people—the Alzheimer’s family—undergo tremendous psychol...

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Nurse to Nurse Dementia Care

Learn dementia care from an experienced colleague! From a senior faculty member of the Copper Ridge Institute comes peer-to-peer guidance on how you can give the best possible care to dementia patients and their families. Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, vignettes, nursing alerts that feature just-in-time information on complex or particularly important aspects of patie...

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Fads and Fallacies in Psychiatry

Relative to some other medical specialties, psychiatry is a new and still scientifically underdeveloped field - as a result practitioners can be influenced by attractive but unproven ideas. Since mental illness is still a mystery and answers to the most important questions about mental illness will require another century of research, it is important to criticise contemporary practice - especially as fads in psychiatry have occurred ...

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Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward

Societies around the world are concerned about dementia and the other forms of cognitive impairment that affect many older adults. We now know that brain changes typically begin years before people show symptoms, which suggests a window of opportunity to prevent or delay the onset of these conditions. Emerging evidence that the prevalence of dementia is declining in high-income countries offers hope that public health interventions w...

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Aphasia and Related Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence

Covering an array of evidence-based content, including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and language in aging, Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence is a must-have textbook for clinicians and students studying to be speech-language pathologists. This clinical guide strategically addresses scientific foundations, service delivery, international and multicultural perspective...