Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Understanding Dementia; Chapter 1. How Memory Works; Memory Systems; Declarative Memory; Nondeclarative Memory; Applying Knowledge of the Memory Systems to Treatment; Summary; References; Chapter 2. What Causes Dementia?; How Is Dementia Diagnosed?; Classifications; Common Diagnoses; What Is Not Dementia?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3. Demographics of Dementia; Why Do We Need to Understand the Demographics of Dementia?; What Does the Face of Dementia Look Like?; What About the Caregivers?; What Do the Stats Say About the Future? Chapter 12. Behavioral IssuesCommon Behavioral Symptoms Associated With Dementia; Understanding Behavioral Symptoms; Analyzing Behavioral Symptoms; Developing Treatment Solutions for Behavioral Challenges; Summary; References; Appendix 12-A. Behavior Brainstorming Worksheet (Scenario 2); Chapter 13. Drugs and Supplements; Pharmacological Intervention; Non-Pharmocological Intervention; Be Cautiously Supportive; Clinical Trials; References; Chapter 14. The Holistic Approach; Dementia Care Team Members; Collaboration and Co-Treatment; Collaborative Treatment Guide; Summary; References. Compensatory Strategies and Communication/Conversational ApproachesChoosing Treatment Strategies; Summary; References; Part III: Additional Considerations in Treatment of Dementia; Chapter 10. Counseling, Teaching, and Supporting; Introduction; Understanding Grief; The Approach; Counseling; Take Care of Yourself; Summary; Reference; Chapter 11. Documentation: Connecting the Dots; Introduction; Why Do We Have to Document?; The Who, What, When, Why, and How of Dementia Documentation; A Quick Word About Denials; Show Me the Data!; Get Out of Your Rut; Conclusion; References. Evaluation ConsiderationsChart Review and Case History; Selected Formal Tests for Evaluating Dementia; Functional Evaluation; Summary; References; Chapter 8. Goal Setting and Writing 101; Goal Writing Step One: Prioritize!; Anatomy of a Goal; Additional Elements of a Strong Goal; Short-Term and Long-Term Goals; Goal Examples; Case Study; Summary; References; Chapter 9. Treatment Trends; The Spaced Retrieval Technique; Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®; Validation Therapy; Reminiscence Therapy; Use of Visual/Graphic Cues and Memory Books. References; Chapter 4. Common Symptoms of Dementia; Introduction; Most Common Symptoms; Symptoms Related to Specific Diagnoses; Summary; References; Chapter 5. Physical Considerations: Look Beyond the Diagnosis; Dysphagia; Malnutrition; Dehydration; Gum/Dental Disease; Infection; Gait Dysfunction; Heart Disease; Sleep Disturbance; Depression; Summary; References; Part II: Effective Therapeutic Interventions; Chapter 6: Dementia Staging; Early Stage; Middle Stage; Late Stage; Staging Tools; Summary; References; Chapter 7. Evaluation Tools and Techniques; Referrals; Screening. With this timely resource, speech therapists can readily access the information needed to assess, treat, and document care for patients with dementia. Far from a cookbook approach to dementia care, this book offers valuable information on staging of dementia, goal setting (including documentation), and treatment trends. The authors provide functional tips and intervention strategies that encourage clinicians to utilize critical thinking to formulate personalized care plans specific to the patient's strengths and weaknesses.