7. After the Diagnosis
Continuing Neurological Care of the Outpatient with Dementia
Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Quinn, J. F. (2013) After the Diagnosis, in Dementia, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch7
- Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
- Published Print: 13 NOV 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470674246
Online ISBN: 9781118656082
- anti-dementia medications;
- advanced health care directives;
- respite care
Making the diagnosis of dementia represents only a first step in the journey for a patient with this illness, loved ones, and other caregivers. What comes next can make the difference between decompensation and successful coping. Approaches to dementia care comprise lifestyle changes as well as pharmacological intervention. This chapter provides practical ways for a physician to help plot an easier course for all, including optimizing medications, advanced planning, and assisting family caregivers.