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Drug treatments and dementia

Author: Stephen Hopker
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Bradford Dementia Group good practice guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hopker (consultant psychiatrist, Bradford Community Trust, UK), while cautioning against overuse and abuse, details the current available (in the UK) drugs for use in dementia care. The drugs explored range from newer cognitive enhancing medicines to older anti-psychotics. The efficacy of the drugs are discussed within the context of complete care.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hopker
ISBN: 185302760X 9781853027604
OCLC Number: 42028041
Description: 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Behavioural and Other Psychiatric Problems in Dementia --
Principles of Drug Treatment in Dementia --
Looking at Evidence --
The New Treatments for Dementia --
Antipsychotics and Dementia --
Other Drug Treatments for Dementia --
Drug Treatments and Dementia Summing Up --
Overview of Antipsychotic Side Effects --
Names, Side Effects and Dosages of Some Antipsychotics --
Interactions with Antipsychotics --
Side Effects and Dosages of Antidepressants --
Interactions with Antidepressants --
Characteristics of Some Benzodiazepines.
Series Title: Bradford Dementia Group good practice guides.
Responsibility: Stephen Hopker.

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This comprehensive book looks at the use of medication in dementia care. It gives guidance on drug treatments which are currently available to people with dementia, detailing how they can be used,  Read more...

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