Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers

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Index
A
Abnormal involuntary movement scale, 175-176
Absorbent products, 217
Accident prevention. See Safety/accident prevention
Acetylcholine, 18, 184
Acetylcholine precursors, 184
Acetylcholine releasers, 185
Acetyl-L-carnitine, 192
Activities of daily living. See Daily care
Activity. See also Treatment programs importance of, 148
Adult day care, 357
respite, 356
Adult foster homes, 361
Advance directives, 288, 297-298
durable power of attorney for health care, 297, 307-311
living will, 297-298, 311-312
Ageism, 329
Aggressive behavior, 157-158
drugs and, 178
restraints and, 238
Agitated behavior, 157
bathing and, 248
restraints and, 238
Agnosia, 78
AIDS, 100
dementia due to, 125-128
Alcohol, 114
in differential diagnosis, 90, 97-98
Alcohol-induced dementia, 133-134
Alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine, 121
Alzheimer's Association, 87, 365
advocacy by, 375
mission of, 368
national partnerships to improve Alzheimer's disease care, 372-373
national project grants to chapters, 372
organization of, 367-368
origins of, 367
patient and family services, 371-373
professional education programming, 374‐ 375
public awareness and education, 373-374
Reagan institute initiative, 371
research activities of, 368-371
safe return program, 372
support groups, 371
Zenith Awards, 370
Alzheimer's disease
clinical manifestations, 3
diagnosis for, 3-4
discovery of, 55-56
economic implications of, 2
etiology of, 3
false positive for, 31-32
Alzheimer's disease—cont'd
historical perspective of, 53-58
incidence of, 57-58
information on, 344-346
vs. multiinfarct dementia, 30-31
prevalence of, 1-2
risk factors and potential protective factors, 69
sequence of disruption and most distinguishing cognitive features, 30, 31
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Centers, 343
Alzheimer, Alois, 54-56
Amitriptyline, 178, 179
Amygdala, 23
Amyloid, 61-62
Angiotension converting enzyme inhibitors, 192
Anomia, 77
Antidepressants, 178-181
considerations for, 178
Antioxidant drug therapy, 188
Antipsychotic drugs, 19, 172-177
side effects for, 177
Anxiety, meaning of, 261
Anxiolytics, 177-178
Apathy, 164-165
Aphasia, 78
Apraxia, 78-79
Area Agency on Aging, 354-355
Aricept, 4, 186-187
Arrhythmias, 107-108
Arteriosclerosis, 100
Aspirin, 120
Assessment
terminal care and, 276-278
in treatment program, 269
Assisted living, 360
B
Basal ganglia, 22-23
Basal nucleus of Meynert, 15, 16
Alzheimer's disease and, 16, 18-19
Bathing, 246-248
causes for difficulty in, 246
frequency of, 247
hair care, 247-248
handling agitation, 248
routines for, 246-247
safety and, 230, 247
terminal care and, 277
useful strategies for, 248
Beck Depression Inventory, 33
Bedpans, 216-217
Behavior, difficult, 80-81
aggression and combativeness, 157-158
agitation and restlessness, 157
analysis of, 261

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Table of contents

  • Alzheimer's Disease - A Handbook for Caregivers *
  • Contributors v
  • Reviewers ix
  • Foreword from First Edition xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Contents xix
  • Chapter 1 - Alzheimer's Disease: an Overview 1
  • Unit One *
  • The Normal Brain *
  • Chapter 2 - Higher Brain Functions 11
  • Chapter 3 - Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia 27
  • Chapter 4 - Imaging the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease 41
  • Unit 2 *
  • Alzheimer's Disease *
  • Chapter 5 - Historical Perspectives 51
  • Chapter 6 - Etiology and Pathogenesis: Current Concepts 60
  • Chapter 7 - Clinical Presentation 74
  • Chapter 8 - Clinical Diagnosis 87
  • Chapter 9 - Factors That Aggravate the Symptoms 104
  • Chapter 10 - Other Dementias 117
  • Unit Three *
  • Management *
  • Chapter 11 - General Principles of Management 143
  • Chapter 12 - Management of Difficult Behaviors 150
  • Chapter 13 - Psychopharmacology in Dementia 171
  • Chapter 4 - Specific Drug Therapy 183
  • Chapter 15 - Urinary and Fecal Incontinence 199
  • Chapter 16 - Management of Urinary Incontinence 213
  • Chapter 17 - Safety and Accident Prevention 227
  • Chapter 18 - Daily Care and Management 243
  • Chapter 19 - Developing a Day's Activity 259
  • Chapter 20 - Terminal Care of the Patient 276
  • Unit 4 *
  • Special Issues *
  • Chapter 21 - Ethical Issues 293
  • Chapter 22 - Legal Issues for Caregivers 306
  • Chapter 23 - Stress in Caregivers 316
  • Chapter 24 - Elder Abuse 328
  • Unit Five *
  • Community Support *
  • Chapter 25 - Caregiver Education and Support 341
  • Chapter 26 - Social Services 354
  • Chapter 27 - The Alzheimer's Association 367
  • Chapter 28 - Dementia Care Units 377
  • Unit Six *
  • Future Prospects *
  • Chapter 29 - Promising Areas of Research 393
  • Appendix A - Some Useful Addresses and Phone Numbers 399
  • Appendix B - Additional References 415
  • Glossary 423
  • Index 441
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