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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for families and other caregivers, ethical and legal considerations, end of life decisions and the latest research and treatment developments, the book provides a complete road map for those supporting someone with dementia, in either a personal or professional capacity.

The book will demystify dementia and increase understanding about why it occurs, current treatments and therapies and how it may be managed. Filled with useful information and advice, it will be an invaluable resource for relatives and carers, and a useful reference on the desk of any professional working with individuals with dementia.
  • Published: Jul 28 2013
  • Pages: 288
  • 229 x 156mm
  • ISBN: 9781849053747
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Press Reviews

  • Margot Lindsay, Research Department of Mental Health Sciences

    European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare
    Brian Draper's writing style provides a coherent, comprehensive guide to everything you ever wanted to know about dementia but were afraid to ask. It is full of useful information and advice... Overall, the volume provides a clear and coherent account of the state-of-the-art of dementia care and on this basis is highly recommended to all those colleagues with an interest in or responsibility for the care of persons with dementia.