- Appeals to the large number of researchers and clinicians working with dementia; an established title for which there is no equivalent book available
- Offers a comprehensive treatment of the topic, covering all important aspects of dementia
- Contains the contributions of members of the public, clinical academics in various disciplines, and social and health care professionals (including doctors, OT, nursing, speech and language, physio, and psychology); authors are from the US, UK, Australia, and Europe
- Builds on the 4th edition which won both the BMJ prize for best book of the year in the psychiatry category and the Australian Journal on Ageings annual book prize
Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to keep up to date in all aspects of dementia. This book helps solve that problem. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field.