Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2015
If you are affected by dementia this book is for you. You may know or care for someone with dementia or you may have been recently diagnosed yourself.
Whoever you are, confusion not only affects the person with the condition. Carers, family members and friends are all bewildered and confused by what is happening to the person they know.
Often, when diagnosis is made you cannot think of all the questions you want to ask and may not even feel ready to ask them. But as time passes you will want to know as much as possible about dementia and how to care for the person who has it. Knowledge is the best way of lifting the cloud of confusion and taking charge of the situation.
This book gives you the information and support to cope with dementia.
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is dementia?
Part 3 What is Alzheimer's disease
Part 4 Getting a diagnosis
Part 5 Practical care day to day
Part 6 Communication and activities
Part 7 Personal safety
Part 8 Behaviour that may cause difficulties
Part 9 Carers' emotions
Part 10 Getting help
Part 11 Legal and financial advice
Part 12 Treatment
Part 13 Research
"...an invaluable resource..."
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Alzheimer's Society.
"... This is a really useful, practical reference book to dip into when you need to check a fact or are worried about some aspects of dementia....The book answers 282 questions that are often asked by people living with dementia, all answered in a clear way that most people will be able to understand "
Living with dementia magazine.
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About the Author:
Dr Alex Bailey is an old age psychiatrist in the Westminster Community Mental Health Team and Lead Clinician for Older People at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London. He has worked on numerous national projects relating to education and dementia and is former clinical advisor to the NHS Medical Director at the Department of Health. He trained in family therapy and has a masters in Education from Imperial College. He is an executive member of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.