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Supportive care for the person with dementia$
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Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001

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An introduction to the dementias: a clinical view

An introduction to the dementias: a clinical view

(p.11) Chapter 2 An introduction to the dementias: a clinical view
Supportive care for the person with dementia

David Jolley

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a brief description of the clinical concept of dementia. It then outlines the common dementia illnesses: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia. This is followed by a discussion of the epidemiology of dementia, living with dementia, survival from dementia, and life after dementia.

Keywords:   dementia, epidemiology, vascular dementia, survival

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