© 2016

Dementia Care

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Marie Boltz
  • James E. Galvin
  • Written by experts in the field

  • Provides an evidence-based approach

  • Designed for wide range of clinicians, healthcare administrators, and policy makers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marie Boltz, James E. Galvin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Dementia Prevention, Detection, and Early Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Nicole Haynes, Alon Seifan, Richard S. Isaacson
      Pages 9-32
    3. James E. Galvin
      Pages 33-44
    4. Valerie T. Cotter, Julie Teixeira
      Pages 61-70
  4. Clinical Management of Dementia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Nicole J. Brandt, Daniel Z. Mansour
      Pages 73-95
    3. Catherine A. Alder, Michael A. LaMantia, Mary Guerriero Austrom, Malaz A. Boustani
      Pages 113-121
    4. Nina M. Silverstein, Anne E. Dickerson, Elin Schold Davis
      Pages 123-148
  5. Toward Person-Centered Community-Based Dementia Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Abhilash K. Desai, F. Galliano Desai, Susan McFadden, G. T. Grossberg
      Pages 151-166
    3. Janis McGillick, Maggie Murphy-White
      Pages 189-214
    4. Meredeth A. Rowe, Jerrica Farias, Marie Boltz
      Pages 215-230
  6. Dementia Continuing Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Abraham A. Brody
      Pages 247-260

About this book


This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is unlike any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy.

Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.   


Care competencies Family caregiver interventions Gero-technology Memory clinics Palliative care Patient and family perspectives

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Boltz
    • 1
  • James E. Galvin
    • 2
  1. 1.William F. Connell School of NursingBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.Charles E. Schmidt College of MedicineFlorida Atlantic UniversityNEW YORKUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dementia Care
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Editors Marie Boltz
    James E. Galvin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-18376-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18377-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geriatrics/Gerontology
    Primary Care Medicine
    Public Health
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This book provides an evidence-based approach to all facets of dementia care, from diagnosis to end of life. … a grand addition to any gerontology education program for those wanting a deeper understanding of dementia, its treatment, and care throughout the progression of the disease. It also may help families of those with dementia to understand what it is and what to expect. … written in an easy-to-read fashion that provides insights into diagnosis, treatment, cause, and care.” (Melody L. W. Schrock, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2016)