Description - Severe Dementia by Alistair S. Burns
Severe dementia has not been much covered in the clinical literature because until recently, prognosis was very bad and there were few constructive interventions or management tools. This new title provides a state of the art review on the issues of severe dementia, including pathogenesis and neurochemistry. The book describes the changes that occur in dementia in terms of behavioural disturbances, cognitive loss, and neurological signs and focuses on the rich array of treatments and management strategies available for patients with severe dementia. Coverage also includes a consideration of terminal care, ethical issues, advance directives and legal issues.
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(251mm x 181mm x 20mm)
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Alistair S. Burns
Professor Alistair Burns, University of Manchester, UK, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Director of Research and Development for the South Manchester University Hospitals' Trust, Editor of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Chair of the UK Alzheimer's Society Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Panel, Immediate past-president of the International Psychogeriatrics Association (IPA) Dr. Bengt Winblad, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, IPA Board Member, member of the Nobel Assembly for the Prize of Medicine and Physiology at the Karolinska Institute, Research Director of the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center.