Practical Dementia Care (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199376834

Peter V. Rabins; Constantine G. Lyketsos; Cynthia D. Steele
304 ページ
156 x 235 mm

This is a comprehensive, yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from time of diagnosis to the end of life. It is intended for the increasing number of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and long-term care givers responsible for the care of individuals with dementia. In the Third Edition, the authors have increased their emphasis on the use of non-pharmacologic treatments for behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms and incorporated the previous edition's chapter on genetics into their discussion of specific diseases that cause dementia. Other sections that have received extensive revision or expansion include those on diagnostic techniques, early prevention, evaluation of clinical needs, and variations between sites of care.


CHAPTER 1 Definitions and overview of the book
Constantine G. Lyketsos

CHAPTER 2 Neurodegenerative diseases causing dementia
Paul Rosenberg, Gregory Pontone, Chiadikaobi Onyike

CHAPTER 3 Other diseases causing dementia
Peter V. Rabins

CHAPTER 4 The evaluation and formulation of dementia
Constantine G. Lyketsos

CHAPTER 5 Overview of dementia care
Quincy Samus and Betty Black

CHAPTER 6 Supportive care for the patient
Constantine G. Lyketsos and Peter V. Rabins

CHAPTER 7 Support for the family and care providers
Peter V. Rabins and Constantine G. Lyketsos

CHAPTER 8 Disease specific therapies and symptomatic cognitive enhancement
Christopher Marano and Constantine Lyketsos

CHAPTER 9 Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: general approach and non-pharmacologic treatment Helen C. Kales

CHAPTER 10 Pharmacologic treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms
Christopher Marano and Constantine G. Lyketsos

CHAPTER 11 Prevention, early detection and mild cognitive impairment
Paul Rosenberg

CHAPTER 12 Care in Advanced disease
Peter V. Rabins

CHAPTER 13 Ethical and Legal Issues
Peter V. Rabins


Peter V. Rabins is the founding director of the Division of Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He was the Richman Family Professor of Alzhiemer's disease and related disorders.