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Studies show that residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are at a substantial risk of having psychiatric disorders. This practical volume provides much-needed clinical guidance for the prevention and appropriate treatment of mental illness in long-term care settings. Abhilash K. Desai and George T. Grossberg offer a basic framework for a humanistic, team-based approach to meeting the needs of elder persons with mental disorders in long-term care facilities. Early chapters cover the demographics of residents, the epidemiology of their psychiatric symptoms, and the assessment process. Subsequent chapters focus on major disorders, including dementia, delirium, depression, psychosis, and anxiety. The authors discuss end-of-life issues and treatments and offer suggestions for improving care. Throughout, they highlight the importance of the relationship between staff and residents. Emphasizing creative engagement and hands-on care and featuring clinical vignettes and practical tips, this optimistic volume reinforces the potential for nursing homes and assisted living facilities to be communities where residents thrive.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. 1 Introduction and Epidemiology
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2 The Assessment Process
  2. pp. 16-49
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  1. 3 Dementia
  2. pp. 50-105
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  1. 4 Delirium
  2. pp. 106-122
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  1. 5 Mood Disorders
  2. pp. 123-162
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  1. 6 Psychotic Disorders
  2. pp. 163-188
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  1. 7 Anxiety Disorders and Sleep Disorders
  2. pp. 189-217
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  1. 8 Personality Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Psychiatric Disorders
  2. pp. 218-227
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  1. 9 Psychiatric Aspects of Nutritional Disorders, Frailty, and Failure to Thrive
  2. pp. 228-251
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  1. 10 Abuse and Neglect, Ethical Dilemmas, and Medicolegal Issues
  2. pp. 252-266
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  1. 11 Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  2. pp. 267-295
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  1. 12 Pharmacological Interventions
  2. pp. 296-348
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  1. 13 Psychosocial and Environmental Interventions
  2. pp. 349-401
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  1. 14 An Ideal Long-Term Care Home
  2. pp. 402-420
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 421-424
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  1. Resources
  2. pp. 425-430
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  1. References
  2. pp. 431-462
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 463-476
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 477-477
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421409214
Related ISBN
9780801893865
MARC Record
OCLC
753478575
Pages
488
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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