This definitive work on dementia and related disorders has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field. 
The incidence of dementia continues to rise as the population of the world ages, and the condition represents one of the most significant challenges facing societies and health professionals in the next half-century. In this, the most comprehensive single volume work available on the subject, the editors have met this challenge by assembling a team of the world's leading experts on all aspects of the condition, from history, epidemiology and social aspects to the latest neurobiological research and advanced therapeutic strategies.

Dementia, Fourth Edition, is essential reading for all specialists in old age psychiatry, neurology and care of the elderly. It will also prove invaluable for all clinicians working with patients affected by dementia, including psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and specialist nursing staff.

The new edition includes:
  • the latest neurobiological research made relevant to everyday practice
  • a thorough review of all treatment strategies from drug and stem cell therapies through to psychosocial interventions
  • a comprehensive review of carer support strategies, community care, long term care facilities, and behavioural management techniques
  • contributions from a team of leading international experts and recognised key opinion leaders.

The ebook uses VitalSource(tm) Bookshelf - an ebook reader which allows you to:
  • download the ebook to your computer or access it anywhere with an internet browser 
  • search the full text and add your own notes and highlights 
  • link through from references to PubMed. 

More Details about Dementia, 4th Edition

General Information  
Author(s)David Ames and John O Brien and Alistair Burns
PublisherHodder Arnold
Publish YearNovember 2010