This book was written for SLPs, OTs, PTs, and Psych Therapists because of considerable uncertainty "out in the field" regarding how to evaluate and treat persons with dementia. Therapeutic techniques selected often do not take the person's diagnosis and staging into mind. Subsequently, this can lead to pessimism regarding the efficacy of doing therapy with persons with dementia.
In order to extensively address evaluation and therapeutic questions, several experts in the field of dementia were invited to submit chapters to allow for in-depth discussions. Topics include: types & stages of dementia, assessment & evaluations, pharmacology, therapeutic interventions including everyday routines and care partners, direct cognitive therapy techniques, and best practices.
• Peter R. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
• Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
• Margaret P. Calkins, PhD
• Cameron J. Camp, PhD
• Lynette Carl, Pharm.D.
• Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
• Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP
• Patrice S. Platteis, MBA, OTR/L
• Michael J. Skrajner, MA
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