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Dementia and Wandering Behavior : Concern for the Lost Elder.

Author: Nina M Silverstein; Gerald Flaherty; Terri Tobin
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. Alzheimer's is quickly becoming the epidemic of the 21st century. Today, an estimated four million Americans suffer from this devastating disease. This number could explode to 14 million by the year 2050, when baby boomers come of age. Written in a clear and accessible style, Dementia and Wandering Behavior brings attention to this life-threatening problem and helps  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina M Silverstein; Gerald Flaherty; Terri Tobin
ISBN: 9780826196835 0826196837 1281812722 9781281812728
OCLC Number: 437109694
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Introduction; Introduction; 1 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: An Overview; 2 Comprehensive Review of the Literature on Wandering Behavior; 3 The Dementia Wanderer: A Profile; Part II: Current Community Responses to Wandering Behavior: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why; Introduction; 4 The Caregiver; 5 Law Enforcement and Technology; 6 Long-Term Care Providers; Part III: Creating a Safe Environment; Introduction; 7 The Home: Recommendations for Family Caregivers. 8 The Facility: Recommendations for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Residences9 The Community: Recommendations for Elder Care and Acute Care Providers; 10 The Lifesaving Role of "First Responders:" Recommendations for Police, EMS, Fire, and Search & Rescue Personnel; Conclusions; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W.

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. Alzheimer's is quickly becoming the epidemic of the 21st century. Today, an estimated four million Americans suffer from this devastating disease. This number could explode to 14 million by the year 2050, when baby boomers come of age. Written in a clear and accessible style, Dementia and Wandering Behavior brings attention to this life-threatening problem and helps professionals and family caregivers understand that there are preventative measures available. By focusing on specific responses to wandering behavior and describing ways to create a safe e.

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