How to Manage Dementia in General Practice

Author: Nicholas Clarke


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  • ISBN: 9781118352250
  • Author: Nicholas Clarke
  • Publ Date: 2013-08-30
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 152
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 188547

Table of Contents :

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


This practical guide clearly shows each stage in the management of a patient with dementia. It covers the complex issues surrounding dementia such as spouses and families, access to appropriate care, legal and ethical concerns, planning for the future and "living well" and includes the decision making process on initiating treatment and guidance on how best to access the available services.

Author Biography:

Nicholas Clarke, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, MD inNeurochemistry and Visiting Research Fellow at King sCollege, London, UK
Farine Clarke, General Practitioner, Former Deputy Editorof Pulse Newspaper and Editor and Editorial Director of GPnewspaper, UK
Denzil Edwards, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Kentand Medway NHS Trust, UK


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