Friday's Progress Notes - November 5, 1999
Mental Health Information - Vol. 3 Issue 42
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1. Practice guideline - Alzheimer's and other dementias
2. Management and treatment of Alzheimer's
3. Guidelines for psychologists in evaluating dementia
4. Alzheimer's Disease Management.
5. Information for patients, family members, and caregivers
7. Older adults and medication
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- Aging and Long Term Care
- Counseling Older Adults
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- Helping Children Cope with Death
- Lessons of Loss
- Anxiety in Patients with Cancer
- Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
- HIPAA Made Friendly: How To Become Compliant
- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Other Eating-Related Problems
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
- Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships
One of the articles featured in last week's newsletter warned of the emerging crisis in
geriatric mental health. Alzheimer's Disease alone affects about 4 million people in the
United States. Early detection, delay, and prevention strategies are urgently needed to
meet this growing health problem.
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John L. Miller, MD
PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
and Other Dementias of Late Life
Includes sections on Disease Definition; Treatment
Principles and Alternatives; Development of a Treatment Plan; and Factors Modifying
2. AMERICAN FAMILY
Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
The author addresses the mechanisms of the disease, diagnostic criteria, drug treatments,
management of behavior disturbances, and late-stage care. A family handout is included.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline
The goal of
the APA guidelines is to promote proficiency and expertise in assessing dementia and
age-related cognitive decline in clinical practice.
4. ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES
Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease Management
Alzheimer's Disease (AD), the most common of the dementias , is a progressive brain disorder that occurs gradually and results in irreversible memory loss, unusual behavioral changes, personality changes, and a decline in thinking abilities
5. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver's Guide
One of the biggest struggles caregivers face is dealing with the difficult behaviors of the person they are caring for. Dressing, bathing, eating--basic activities of daily living--often become difficult to manage for both the person with AD and the caregiver. Having a plan for getting through the day can help caregivers cope.
6. PARTNERSHIP FOR CARING
Patient and family needs are at the core of hospice care
7. FDA CONSUMER MAGAZINE
Medication Use and Older Adults
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that when adults ages 65 to 91 were asked to bring in the brown paper bag containing their medicines, the list of medications in the bag was more complete than their official pharmacy records.
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