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Clarke / Edwards

How to Manage Dementia in General Practice

2013. Buch. 166 S. Softcover

wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-35225-0

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,5 cm

Gewicht: 196 g

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: HOW - How To


How to Manage Dementia in General Practice is an essential practical guide for all GPs and health professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with dementia. The authors provide guidance through every aspect of the condition; from how to reliably and quickly identify types of dementia, to initiating and adjusting appropriate treatments. They offer practical help with the host of issues which often accompany cases of dementia, such as chronic conditions and comorbidities, and the sometimes complex relationships of spouses and relatives. The authors give clear advice on the complicated legal issues surrounding dementia and explain in detail how GPs can reliably assess capacity, including testamentary capacity, and potential deprivation of liberty. They provide a practical approach on when to refer, when not to refer, and how to access the most appropriate community and social services for each patient. Real GP- based examples and case histories are used throughout to illustrate key points and decision making. How to Manage Dementia in General Practice is for all GPs, GP registrars, geriatricians and primary health care professionals wanting to provide better care for patients with dementia and their families. "This excellent book by authors who combine a first class clinical specialism with ongoing research into the field can be highly recommended. It will appeal both to the younger GP starting their career, the GP in training, and the more mature practitioner who perhaps feels the newer challenges of managing these complex patients." Dr Neil D Arnott, General Practitioner, Seven Oaks and an Examiner of the Royal College of General Practitioners, London, UK "How to manage Dementia covers all the key aspects of the disease, but most importantly it also offers GPs the tools to manage their patients to best effect." Professor Paul Francis PhD, Professor of Neurochemistry and Director of Brains for Dementia Research, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London, U


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