This book provides an overall introduction to the medical management of dementia with chapters dedicated to specific topics such as pain, epilepsy, vascular risk factors in dementia and review of medication, which are often not addressed in books on the subject, and thereby filling a gap in the field.
Chapters are supplemented with cases to highlight key concepts and treatment approaches, and to provide the reader with the possibility to reflect on management options and the readers´ own current practice.
Management of patients with dementia – an introduction
Diagnosis and support of patients with dementia – a patient perspective on current goals and practice
Diagnostic evaluation of dementia
Disclosure of diagnosis in MCI and dementia
Review of medication in patients with dementia
Management approaches for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
Management of vascular risk factors in dementia
Assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia
Management of Motor Symptoms in Dementia Disorders
Management of sleep disorders in patients with dementia
Seizures and Epilepsy in Dementia: Diagnosis and Management
Physical and cognitive exercise for patients with dementia
Promoting functional independence in dementia
Patients with Dementia in Hospital
Long-term care for patients with dementia
End-Of-Life Care In Patients with Advanced Dementia
Systematic medical follow-up of patients with dementia
Dr. Kristian Steen Frederiksen is a neurologist at the Danish Dementia Research Centre and the Memory Clinic at Rigshospitalet, Denmark. He has a PhD in neuroscience and neuroimaging, and main research interests includes clinical application of biomarkers, neuroimaging, and exercise as a possible treatment of dementia and cognitive impairment. Dr Frederiksen has published more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter and serves on the European Academy of Neurology scientific subpanel on dementia and cognitive disorders.Professor Gunhild Waldemar is the Director of the Danish Dementia Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Waldemar has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on various aspects of dementia research and clinical aspects. Moreover, Professor Waldemar serves on numerous boards and other international positions within dementia and medicine in general and has received several Danish and international awards for her work.
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