Book Description: Practical Dementia Care offers an evidence-based approach to management and treatment of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It includes sections on definitions, epidemiology, and the most common causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease. The major emphasis diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of dementia. Topics covered in detail include available therapies for disease and its symptoms, the the provision of comprehensive supportive care of dementia patients and their caregivers, the management of common behavior disorders such as aggression and depression, and functional problems such as bathing and dressing. The book also includes chapters on ethical issues, care of terminal dementia patients, and genetics, as well as a glossary of terms. Clinicians from many disciplines, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care will find Practical Dementia Care to be an invaluable resource.