Publisher description for Alzheimer disease and other dementias : a practical guide / Marc E. Agronin.

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Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors.

Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dementia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- Patients -- Care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Geriatric psychiatry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- diagnosis.
Dementia -- therapy.
Alzheimer Disease -- diagnosis.
Alzheimer Disease -- therapy.