Therapeutic interventions in Alzheimer's disease: a program of functional skills for activities of daily living and communication

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Aspen Publishers, Jun 15, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 255 pages
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The second edition of this book continues to provide professionals and caregivers with an arsenal of therapeutic activities they can use to mitigate the loss of function in people with Alzheimer's disease. It also shows how professionals can get reimbursed for their services. This book presents a systematic program of memory training for patients who are suffering from progressive memory loss. It focuses on reinforcing simple skills of daily living as well as training alternative strategies when previous habits have been eroded by dementia. It includes practical suggestions and how-to descriptions for making your own therapy materials. It covers language considerations and instruments used to measure functional skills. This new edition updates the clinical information on Alzheimer's disease based on the most current research and adds information on alternate therapeutic settings such as adult day care centers, special units, and special living facilities.

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Unit 2Clinical and Behavioral Evaluation Procedures in Alzheimers
Unit 3Management
Unit 4Language Considerations in Alzheimers Disease

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