This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is like any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy.
Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.
- Written by experts in the field
- Provides an evidence-based approach
- Designed for wide range of clinicians, healthcare administrators, and policy makers
Chapter 1 Introduction: Principles of Dementia Care.- Part 1 Dementia Prevention, Detection and Early Support.- Chapter 2 Prevention of Dementia.- Chapter 3 Detection of Dementia.- Chapter 4 Memory Clinics and Care Management Programs.- Chapter 5 Early-Stage Dementia: Maximizing Self-Direction and Health.- Part 2 Clinical Management of Dementia.- Chapter 6 Treatment of Dementia: Pharmacological Approaches.- Chapter 7 Treatment of Dementia: Non-Pharmacological Approaches.- Chapter 8 Challenges and Opportunities in Primary and Specialty Memory Care to Provide Best Practice Care.- Community Mobility and Dementia: The Role for Health Care Professionals.- Part 3 Toward Person-Centered Community-Based Dementia Care.- Chapter 10 Experiences and Perspectives of the Person with Dementia.- Chapter 11 Home-Based Interventions Targeting Persons with Dementia: What is the Evidence and Where Do We Go from Here?.- Chapter 12 Experiences and Perspectives of the Family Caregiver of the Person with Dementia.- Chapter 13 Interventions to Support Caregiver Well-Being.- Part 4 Dementia Continuing Care.- Chapter 14 Transitions in Care for the Person with Dementia.- Chapter 15 Dementia Palliative Care.- Chapter 16 Hospice Dementia Care.- Chapter 17 Challenges in Dementia Care Policy.