Pt I: Approaches to the Study of Dementia: The Epidemiology of Dementia: Methodologic Issues and Approaches -- The Genetics of Dementia -- The Neurobiology of Dementia -- The Clinical Evaluation of Patients With Dementia -- Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia
Pt II: The Major Categories of Dementia: Degenerative Dementias -- Vascular Dementias -- Viral Dementias -- Bacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Causes of Dementia -- Metabolic Dementia -- Miscellaneous Causes of Dementia -- Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatric Syndromes
Pt III: Management and Treatment of Patients With Dementia: Biologic Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease -- Management of Patients With Dementia -- Legal and Financial Decision Making in Dementia Care
Pt IV: Conclusion
1. Special care programs: challenges to success -- 2. Training staff to work in special care -- 3. Programming and activities -- 4. Clinical issues in advanced dementia -- 5. Sexuality in the special care unit -- 6. Strategies in the care of veterans with dementia -- 7. Family concerns -- 8. Interior design/renovation of the special care unit -- 9. Maximizing reimbursement for special care programs -- 10. Research update in Alzheimer's disease -- 11. Innovations in special care programs -- 12. The future of special care programs
A discussion document to provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the strategies proposed for improving Vancouver's mental health services for older adults, and, the model of service delivery recommended for implementing those strategies.