A nurse in Carl's nursing home has been found dead. Carl, institutionalized for his mental disorder, thinks he may have killed her. Didn't she threaten to disclose his love affair with Gloria, which could deprive him of the person who was giving meaning to his life again? When Gloria becomes a potential suspect in the killing and is locked up, Carl is driven to rescue her. But he must first achieve clarity of mind. In this he succeeds, by recognizing his kinship with fellow inmates, and by confronting his past. His mental journey back in time and to the people he loved and lost leads to his rediscovery that dementia and the deadly violence it may cause are very much part also of the supposedly sane world. Ready to assume responsibility for the nurse's murder, Carl confesses the deed to Jonathan, another nurse, who has become a close friend. The ending raises questions: Will justice have been served and if so, how? What happens to Carl and Gloria?
This book explains the key steps in planning and executing diagnostic test accuracy studies in dementia, with clear explanations of difficulties and pitfalls and with jargon clearly explained. The emphasis is on pragmatic diagnostic test accuracy studies which can be integrated into day-to-day clinical practice. The book is based on the author's experience over more than 10 years, which has resulted in the publication of many diagnostic test accuracy studies.
The text is structured as for a research publication on a diagnostic test accuracy study (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), with a final chapter on Future Prospects. Each of the chapters is devoted to a practical and structured overview of each of these steps in performing and writing up such a study.
Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies in Dementia: A Pragmatic Approach is aimed at any clinician with an interest in dementia disorders: old age psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, neuropsychologists and primary care physicians, as well as other professions allied to medicine. The book is also of interest to any clinician/researcher with an interest in diagnostic test accuracy studies.
Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, "Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories" is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages.
Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are:
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