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Dementia: A Practical Guide by Marc E. Agronin
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This new book in the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series focuses on the assessment and clinical management of the various forms of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions. In an engaging writing style with many clinical vignettes, Dr. Agronin describes the patient and caregiver interview, the diagnostic tests used in the workup, the types of dementia, the psychiatric conditions associated with dementia, and the pharmacological and behavioral treatments available. He also offers advice on social, ethical, and legal concerns and on support of caregivers. Psychiatry residents especially will find Dementia invaluable in their training. "Key points and quick-reference tables complement the text. Appendices include prescribing information on psychotropic drugs and patient/caregiver education handouts

Table of Contents

    SECTION I CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF DEMENTIA , 1 Dementia Defined, 2 The Dementia Interview, 15 The Dementia Workup I: History, 27 The Dementia Workup II: Physical, Neurologic, and Mental Status Examinations, 35 The Dementia Workup III: Medical, Psychiatric, and Neuropsychologic Tests, 58 SECTION II DEMENTIA SUBTYPES, 71 Alzheimer Disease: Definition and Diagnosis, 72 Treatment of Alzheimer Disease, 91 Vascular Dementia, 106 Dementia with Lewy Bodies, 120 Frontotemporal Dementia, 129 Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions, 140 SECTION III PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA, 177 Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis, 178 Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis, 194 Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Apathy, 218 SECTION IV PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DEMENTIA CARE, 241 Caring for the Caregiver, 242 Legal and Ethical Issues, 261 APPENDICES, 281 Pocket Cards: Dementia Workup, 282 Dementia Screen Questions, 283 The Dementia Workup: History, 284 The Dementia Workup: Physical Examination, 285 The Dementia Workup: Mental Status Examination, 286 The Cognitive Screen for Dementia, 287 Clock Drawing Test, 288 The Dementia Workup: Tests, 289 Pocket Cards: Agitation, Psychosis, and Delirium in Dementia, 290 Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia, 291 Confusion Assessment Method Rating Scale for Delirium, 292 Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia, 293 OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Guidelines, 294 OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Dosing Guidelines, 295 Pocket Cards: Depression in Dementia, 296 Assessment of Depression in Dementia, 297 Depression Symptom Checklist for Dementia, 298 Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Dementia, 299 Pocket Card: Caregiver Assessment, 300 The Mini-Burden Interview, 301 Suggested Readings, 302 Subject Index, 308
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October 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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