Contents

  • [x] About Author
  • [x] Introduction
  • [x] What is dementia?
  • [x] How common is dementia?
  • Types of dementia :
    • [x] What are other types of dementia?
      • Multi_infarct Dementia
      • Lewy Bodies Dementia
      • Parkinson's Dementia
      • HIV
      • Frontotempral Dementia (Picks Disease)
      • Alcohol Dementia
      • Depression and Dementia
      • Infections and dementia (Syphilis)
      • Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure
      • Reversible dementias
    • Delirium and Dementia
  • Dementia and normal Aging
  • [x] History of dementia
  • [x] Causes of Alzheimer's Disease:
    • Aluminium and Alzheimer's Disease
  • [x] What changes occur in the brain.
  • Diagnosis of dementia :
  • [x] What are the features of Alzheimer's?
  • physical changes
  • Memory: Short-term and long-term
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Independent Living Activities. (IADL)
  • Stages of Dementia: - Stages of dementia
    • Benign Forgetfulness of Old Age.
    • Mild Cognitive Impairment(MCI)
    • Early Stage : Loss of IADL
    • Middle Stage : Loss of ADL
    • Late Stage: Total Dependence
  • Life Span
  • Risk of Developing Dementia
  • [] Treatment of dementia
    • Strategies
    • Medication
      • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
      • Memantine
      • Antipsychotics
      • Antidepressants
      • Sleeping Problems
      • Mood Stabilisers
    • Care of the patient
    • Care of the carer : Support of the carers
    • Treatment of medical problems
    • Drugs for Dementia
    • CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine): ginko Bilboa
    • Antioxidants
    • Massage Therapy
    • Aromatherapy
    • Music Therapy
    • Reminiscence Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Healthy Life and Activities
  • Managment of Patients Problems:
    • Management of Pain
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Day Care
    • Exercise
  • Emotional and Behvioural Managment
  • Keeping patient safe
  • Long-term facilities: Nursing Homes
  • Management of patient's affairs : Legal and financial problems.
  • Role of the family.
  • outcome and progress of dementia
  • How to prevent dementia
  • Future breakthrough
  • Resources for Dementia