Delirium, Dementia and Depression GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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The 3D’s: Delirium, Dementia and Depression Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American Medical Directors Association and was developed with their collaboration. It contains a Frailty Scale; a differential diagnosis for the three entities; key points and multiple assessment, prevention and management tables for each; a stepwise management schema for each condition; eight appendices with evaluation and management tools and medication data; and a reference list.

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  • 28 Pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points
  • Clinical Frailty Scale
  • Definitions
  • Table: Distinguishing the 3D's
  • DELIRIUM
    • 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
  • DEMENTIA
    • 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
  • DEPRESSION
    • 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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