If you are affected by dementia this book is for you. You may know or care for someone with dementia or you may have been recently diagnosed yourself.
Whoever you are, confusion not only affects the person with the condition. Carers, family members and friends are all bewildered and confused by what is happening to the person they know.
Often, when diagnosis is made you cannot think of all the questions you want to ask and may not even feel ready to ask them. But as time passes you will want to know as much as possible about dementia and how to care for the person who has it. Knowledge is the best way of lifting the cloud of confusion and taking charge of the situation.
This book gives you the information and support to cope with dementia.
Dr Alex Bailey is an old age psychiatrist in the Westminster Community Mental Health Team and Lead Clinician for Older People at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London. He has worked on numerous national projects relating to education and dementia and is former clinical advisor to the NHS Medical Director at the Department of Health. He trained in family therapy and has a masters in Education from Imperial College. He is an executive member of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Table of Contents: Part 1 Introduction Part 2 What is dementia? Part 3 What is Alzheimer's disease Part 4 Getting a diagnosis Part 5 Practical care day to day Part 6 Communication and activities Part 7 Personal safety Part 8 Behaviour that may cause difficulties Part 9 Carers' emotions Part 10 Getting help Part 11 Legal and financial advice Part 12 Treatment Part 13 Research