Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care

Editors: Nash, Maureen, Foidel, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • Serves as a guide to patient-centered care for the unique needs of dementia patients
  • Valuable resource for interprofessional staff
  • Includes graphics, case studies, assessment samples, care plans, and a wide array of helpful clinical tools
  • Written by experts in the field
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Dementia, now known as major neurocognitive disorder, is not one monolithic disease. Nor is behavior disturbance driven by one particular neurocognitive dysfunction. In fact if we are able to understand it, behavior is an excellent form of nonverbal communication. There are many different causes of dementia. A major challenge with both researching and implementing interventions is viewing dementia and related behaviors as single entities. This approach leaves room for critical errors in the treatment of dementia patients, beginning with misdiagnosis. 
This book approaches dementia by reviewing cognitive and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis, which then allows physicians to design specific interventions that are tailored to the person and their challenges. Because person centered care is vital to quality of life and longevity to an aging patient, this understanding of individual needs is vital.

Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits. Behavioral management focuses not on controlling behavior, but using it to teach staff and caregivers how to interpret common actions and maximize function for people with major neurocognitive disorders. Quality of life and individualized care planning will be the theme and the book will provide practical case examples.

The book begins by introducing dementia and other neurocognitive illnesses, contextualizing them both historically and contemporarily.  Next, the text focuses on the comprehensive assessment of a person with neurocognitive challenges in order to identify strengths and understand what the person is trying to communicate with their behavior.  This process allows individualized care planning and behavioral (non-pharmacologic) management to meet the cognitive challenges and maximize individual strengths and thereby improve outcomes, making this a cutting edge resource.

About the authors

Maureen Nash, MD
Medical director
Providence ElderPlace

 

Sarah Foidel OTD, OTR/L
Pacific University, Oregon
Assistant Professor
School of Occupational Therapy

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11268-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11267-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care
Editors
  • Maureen Nash
  • Sarah Foidel
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11268-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11268-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11267-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 239
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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