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TitleNeurocognitive Behavioral Disorders [electronic resource] : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care / edited by Maureen Nash, Sarah Foidel
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XI, 239 p. 20 illus., 14 illus. in color. online resource


This book approaches dementia by reviewing behavioral disturbances, cognitive, and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis. This approach allows physicians to design specific interventions that is tailored to the person and their challenges, which is often poorly executed. Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits. The book explores ideas of effective care planning to decrease the need for medical intervention, loss of residence, decrease caregiver burden, decrease medical cost/hospital admission, and quality of life centered care for person’s living with dementia. The book includes case studies, assessment samples, care plans, and a wide array of helpful tools for interprofessional clinicians. Neurocognitive Behavioral Disturbances is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, primary care physicians, gerontologists, nursing home directors, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and other health professionals involvement in holistic assessment and care planning for those with neurocognitive disorders


Introduction -- Background of Dementia as a leading health concern -- History of treatment and assessment -- Defining roles and scope of practice -- Recommendation for communication, documentation -- Diagnostic criteria for NCD -- Review DSM 5 Cognitive Domains -- Review Assessments -- Review functional cognition and task performance -- Delirium -- Frontotemporal Dementia Variants -- Alzheimer’s Disease -- Strokes and other Vascular injuries -- Parkinson’s/ Parkinson’s Plus -- Huntington’s

Geriatrics Psychiatry Emergency medicine Nursing Geriatrics/Gerontology. Psychiatry. Primary Care Medicine. Nursing.


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