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Dementia for Dummies - UK


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Introduction 1 Part I: Could It Be Dementia? 5 Chapter 1: Checking Out the Facts on Dementia 7 Chapter 2: Spotting the Symptoms 21 Chapter 3: Looking at the Different Types of Dementia 35 Chapter 4: Considering Causes and Risk Factors 55 Chapter 5: Understanding the Stages of Dementia 71 Part II: Helping Someone Manage the Illness 81 Chapter 6: Getting a Diagnosis 83 Chapter 7: Medical Treatments in Dementia 101 Chapter 8: Considering Non-Medical Treatment 113 Chapter 9: Dealing with Troublesome Symptoms in Late Dementia 129 Part III: Providing Care for Your Loved One 147 Chapter 10: Recognising the Challenges Ahead 149 Chapter 11: Making Caring Easier 161 Chapter 12: Coping with Caring 181 Chapter 13: Sourcing Help: Working Your Way Around the System 199 Chapter 14: Sorting Out Benefits 209 Chapter 15: Addressing Legal Issues 219 Part IV: Sorting Out Domiciliary and Longer-Term Care 233 Chapter 16: Choosing Ongoing Care for Your Loved One 235 Chapter 17: Receiving Assistance from the State 249 Chapter 18: Helping the Care Home 257 Chapter 19: Knowing What to Do If the Person with Dementia Goes into Hospital 269 Chapter 20: Planning for the End of Someone s Life 279 Part V: The Part of Tens 289 Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Dealing with Dementia 291 Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Caregivers, Friends and Families 297 Chapter 23: Busting Ten Myths about Dementia 303 Appendix A: Useful Contacts and Resources 309 Appendix B: ACE III Exam 313 Index 321

About the Author

Simon Atkins studied at Bristol University Medical Schooland trained as a GP in Bedminster Down. He is a freelance medicaljournalist and has been a columnist for The Guardian. Hepresented the BBC 3 series Make Me a Baby. His most recentbook is First Steps to Living with Dementia.

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