Dementia by Alistair Burns M.D., John O'Brien, David Ames M.D.

By Alistair Burns M.D., John O'Brien, David Ames M.D.

The hot version of this definitive publication on dementia has been totally up to date to mirror the massive advances in our wisdom and realizing of the sickness because the ebook of the 2d variation in 2000. The occurrence of dementia maintains to upward thrust because the world's inhabitants a long time and enormous bring up in circumstances relies over the subsequent 25 years. The e-book has been considerably restructured and up to date with addition of many new chapters. Dementia 3E represents an internationally-authored 'gold usual' paintings in this very important and catastrophic team of ailments.

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Sexuality and dementia 208 18. Quality of life in dementia: conceptual and practical issues 215 19. Moral, ethical and legal aspects of dementia 229 19a. Ethical issues 230 19b. Legal issues 235 19c. End-of-life decisions 239 19d. Driving 244 20. Services to people with dementia: a worldwide view 253 20a. Africa 254 20b. Australia 256 20c. China 261 20d. The Former Soviet Union 265 20e. France 267 20f. Germany 269 20g. Hong Kong 272 20h. India 274 20i. Italy 276 20j. Japan 281 20k. Mexico 283 20l.

In his doctoral thesis, Esquirol (1805) used the word dementia to refer to loss of reason, as in démence accidental, démence mélancolique; then, he distinguished between acute, chronic and senile dementia. Acute dementia was short-lived, reversible, and followed fever, haemorrhage and metastasis; chronic dementia was irreversible and caused by masturbation, melancholia, mania, hypochondria, epilepsy, paralysis and apoplexy; lastly, senile dementia resulted from ageing, and consisted in a loss of the faculties of the understanding (Esquirol, 1814).

Social work and care management 186 16c. Occupational therapy 191 16d. Speech and language therapy 195 16e. Physiotherapy 203 17. Sexuality and dementia 208 18. Quality of life in dementia: conceptual and practical issues 215 19. Moral, ethical and legal aspects of dementia 229 19a. Ethical issues 230 19b. Legal issues 235 19c. End-of-life decisions 239 19d. Driving 244 20. Services to people with dementia: a worldwide view 253 20a. Africa 254 20b. Australia 256 20c. China 261 20d. The Former Soviet Union 265 20e.

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