American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

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American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

http://aja.sagepub.com/

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease® and other Dementias offers
physicians, nurses, nursing home and assisted living administrators and
other professionals who care for and manage Alzheimer's disease and other
dementias patients and their families a multi-disciplinary international
forum for original research, case studies, and media reviews on behavior
management, brain research, caregiving, communication strategies,
evaluation, heredity, long-term care, memory loss, pharmacotherapy,
psychosocial issues, recreation and activity therapy, restraint-free care,
special care units, and symptom management.

The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias® (AJADD) is
for and by professionals on the frontlines of Alzheimer's care, dementia,
and clinical depression--especially physicians, nurses, psychiatrists,
healthcare administrators, and other related healthcare specialists who deal
with patients having dementias and their families everyday.

In every issue, you will find down-to-earth clinical information on:

* Practical medical, psychiatric, and nursing issues such as assessment and
management of problem behaviors, communication difficulties, dealing with
delusions and other psychotic features, apathy, effects of physical
activity, integrated treatment approaches, new and changing
pharmacotherapies, orientation behaviors, and hospice use. AJADD also
includes information on management of concurrent medical issues in the
patient with dementia.

* New and forthcoming diagnostic tools such as computerized testing for mild
cognitive impairment and other aspects of cognitive testing, as well as high
technology resources for sophisticated disease characterization. AJADD also
provides information on the clinical features and management of
non-Alzheimer's dementias.

* Psychosocial issues such as dealing with staff caregivers' distress,
improving caregivers' communication skills, helping patients and families to
deal with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and
patients' perceptions and preferences.

* Practice-oriented clinical research from the frontiers of neurology and
genetics, including sleep-wake states, targeting glutamate excitotoxicity,
cholesterol and apolipoprotein E, and other aspects of the underlying
biology that causes the symptoms of dementia. AJADD also reports on the
latest clinical trials that focus on medications for the symptoms of
dementia and the disease process.

* Administrative and legal issues such as coding, consumer evaluation of
adult day-care services, cost-effectiveness of special care units, dangerous
wandering, end-stage dementia, informed consent, Medicare coverage for
cognitively impaired residents, supervision of high-risk fall dementia
patients, and vulnerable populations and avoidable hospitalizations.

ISSN: 1533-3175

Editor:

Carol F. Lippa
Drexel University College of Medicine

Email: AJADOD@verizon.net

Content available by subscription. Free sample issue available online.

Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

Current Issue: August/September 2006, Volume 21, No. 4

Date: 29 September 2006

Publisher: 
Original posting date: 
Friday, September 29, 2006
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