Key Features

  • Improves compliance, calms concerns, and strengthens the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Examines clinical conditions such as depression, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, anemia as well as issues such as incontinence, falls, nutrition and diets, driving, end-of-life care, living wills, and much more.
  • Addresses issues specific to caregivers and anticipates difficulties they encounter.
  • Features perforated pages for ease of photocopying as well as customizable PDF versions of all 185 sheets on the bonus CD-ROM.
  • Allows readers to add their own instructions with additional space provided on each printed topic sheet.
  • Makes information easy to grasp with a large type size and a consistent, patient-friendly format.
  • Table of Contents

    1 Confusion

    Depression (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Dementia (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Delirium (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Disruptive Behavior (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Memory Aids

    Driving


    2 Cerebrovascular Disease

    Stroke

    Stroke (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Ischemic Stroke (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Transient Ishemic Attack (TIA)

    Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Intracranial Bleeding

    Rehabilitation After Stroke

    Aspirin Treatment for Prevention of Stroke

    Swallowing Difficulty After Stroke (Dysphagia)

    PEG (Percutaneous Gastrotomy) Tubes

    Feeding Tubes (Nasojejunal Tubes)


    3 Tremors

    Parkinsonian Tremor

    Benign Essential Tremor and Senile Tremor

    Tardive Dyskinesia


    4 Sleep Disturbances

    Insomnia

    Insomnia (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Somnolence

    Disorders in the Sleep-Wake Cycle

    Jet Lag

    Sleep Walking


    5 Falls and Instability

    Falls and Instability

    After a Fall (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Shoes and Falls

    Canes and Walkers



    6 Special Senses: Vision, Hearing, Taste and Smell

    Taste and Smell

    Presbyopia

    Cataracts

    Glare

    Low Vision (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Glaucoma

    Dry Eyes

    Sudden Visual Loss

    Ptosis (Dropping of the Eyelid)

    Hearing Loss – Presbycusis

    Hearing Loss – Presbycusis (Caregiver’s Guide)

    Dizziness (Vertigo)

    Otis Media (Ear Infection)

    Taste

    Smell

    Macular Degeneration

    Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment

    Laser Treatment in the Eye

    Contact Lenses

    Hearing Aids

    Cochlear Implants


    7 Incontinence

    Incontinence (General)

    Stress Incontinence

    Incontinence and Prostatic Disease

    Incontinence and dementia

    Details

    No. of pages:
    464
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2005
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416002031
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781416043959