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Delirium, Dementia And Depression In The Long-Term Care Setting

Published: January 2019
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  • 58 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 80# Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25" x 7.25"
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What's Inside
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About the Authors
Additional Information
  • Key Points
  • Clinical Frailty Scale
  • Definitions
  • Table: Distinguishing the 3D's
    • Tables
      • Predisposing Factors or Vulnerability
      • Precipitating Factors or Noxious Insults
      • Medications Commonly Associated with Delirium
      • Non-Pharmacologic Delirium Prevention (based on the HELP program)
      • CAM
      • Diagnostic Test Options to Help Assess the Causes of Delirium
    • Tables
      • Neurological Conditions in Which Cognitive Function is Affected
      • Behaviors That May Suggest Dementia
      • Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia
      • Dementia with Lewy Bodies vs. Parkinson's disease with Dementia
      • Common Types of Dementia
      • Activities of Daily Living
      • Selected Screening Tools for Cognitive Impairment
      • Functional Assessment Staging Scale (FAST) – 7 stages
      • DICE Approach
      • Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia
    • Tables
      • Psychotherapy vs. Psychosocial Treatment Modalities
      • Classes of Anti-depressants with Potential Side Effects, Advantages, and Additional Consideration
      • Commonly Used Antidepressant Dosing
      • Phases of Major Depression Disorder
  • Appendices
    • Antipsychotic Agents
    • Side-Effect Profile of Common Antipsychotic Medications
    • Non-Pharmacological Management of Agitation
    • 3D's Quality Performance Measures
    • Cornell Scale For Depression In Dementia (CSDD)
    • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    • CMS Regulations Regarding PRN use of Psychotropic Medications
    • PHQ-9-OV
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The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.


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