How to Manage Dementia in General Practice. HOW – How To

  • ID: 3110095
  • Book
  • 166 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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, UK

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About the authors, vii

GP s Foreword by Dr Neil Arnott, ix

Neuroscience Foreword by Professor Paul Francis, xi

Acknowledgement, xiv

Introduction, 1

Chapter 1 Diagnosing dementia in general practice, 4

Chapter 2 Complex pictures of dementia, 25

Chapter 3 Initiating, monitoring and adjusting dementia treatments, 41

Chapter 4 Emergency management of dementia, 53

Chapter 5 Managing families, 72

Chapter 6 Using the multidisciplinary team, 86

Chapter 7 Capacity, consent and deprivation of liberty, 100

Chapter 8 Choosing a residential home, 115

Chapter 9 Research, developments and media coverage, 122

Chapter 10 GP questions answered, 133

Appendix Recommended further reading, 142

Index, 145

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Nicholas Clarke, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, MD in Neurochemistry and Visiting Research Fellow at King s College, London, UK

Farine Clarke, General Practitioner, Former Deputy Editor of Pulse Newspaper and Editor and Editorial Director of GP newspaper, UK

Denzil Edwards, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Kent and Medway NHS Trust, UK

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