Dealing with Dementia: A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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INDEX
acetylcholine 77–8, 107
acetylcholinesterase inhibitors see Cholinesterase inhibitor drugs
acute confusional state see delirium
advance healthcare directives 192
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) 57, 89, 96, 146, 155–60, 163, 171–2, 181–2, 222
aged care facilities see residential care
aged care psychiatric services 96, 157, 166
ageing
normal 1–2, 5–6, 100
as risk factor for dementia 16–18, 25
aggressive behaviour 4, 58–9, 115–19
agitation 4, 58–9
alcohol 17–18, 86, 101
aluminium 39–40
Alzheimer's Association 103–4, 142, 150–1, 220, 223
Alzheimer's disease 6, 26–9, 30, 32–6, 42–3, 74–8, 107–12, 140–1, 204–14
amnestic disorders 101
amyloid plaques 14–15, 75–6, 208
Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) 27, 32, 75–6
analgesic drugs 121–2
antidepressant drugs 115, 117, 119–20
anti-inflammatory drugs 35–6
antioxidants 16–18, 25
antipsychotic drugs 115–19
anxiety 63, 88
apathy 49–50, 58
aphasia see language impairment
apolipoprotein E (apoE) 28–9
Aricept see donepezil
aromatherapy 132–3
assessment see dementia assessment
autonomy 188
behaviour therapy 134–5
Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) 4, 48–9, 57–63, 66–9, 83, 115–22
beta-amyloid protein 14–15, 32, 75–6, 205–6, 211–12
biomarkers 205–6
blood pressure see hypertension
Brahmi 114
brain reserve 19–21, 25
brain tumours 86
burden of disease 9–11
caffeine 24
carers (family and other) 4–5, 57–63, 95, 103–5, 138–153
carer services 157, 161–4
carer stress 144–9, 170
cerebral blood flow 22–5, 31
cerebrovascular disease 23–4, 78–80
cholesterol 32–3, 43
cholinesterase inhibitor drugs 8–9, 82, 107–12, 141, PBS regulations 110–11, 141
Cognex see tacrine

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations x
  • List of Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Chapter 1 - What is Dementia 1
  • Chapter 2 - Prevention of Dementia I 12
  • Chapter 3 - Prevention of Dementia II 26
  • Chapter 4 - The Symptoms and Course of Dementia 45
  • Chapter 5 - Types of Dementia 71
  • Chapter 6 - Dementia Assessment 88
  • Chapter 7 - Drug Treatments 106
  • Chapter 8 - Psychosocial Treatments 123
  • Chapter 9 - Families and Other Carers 138
  • Chapter 10 - Community Care Services 154
  • Chapter 11 - Residential Care 170
  • Chapter 12 - Ethical and Legal Issues 188
  • Chapter 13 - The Future 204
  • Appendix 1 - Australian Telephone Helplines 220
  • Appendix 2 - Websites 222
  • Appendix 3 - Books for Carers 230
  • Glossary 232
  • Notes 238
  • Index 252
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