Alzheimer Disease: Neuropsychology and Pharmacology

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Alzheimer disease (AD) has become the most common form of dementia in industrialized countries and represents an increasing burden at the economic, social and medical level. In discussing both the biological aspects of AD as well as the cognitive functions involved, Alzheimer Disease - Neuropsychology and Pharmacology presents a comprehensive picture of the pathology and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Basic research including animal models, molecular and genetic aspects is also taken into consideration. ...

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Overview

Alzheimer disease (AD) has become the most common form of dementia in industrialized countries and represents an increasing burden at the economic, social and medical level. In discussing both the biological aspects of AD as well as the cognitive functions involved, Alzheimer Disease - Neuropsychology and Pharmacology presents a comprehensive picture of the pathology and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Basic research including animal models, molecular and genetic aspects is also taken into consideration. In part I, the biological correlates of AD are discussed. In part II the neuropsychological aspects such as cognitive impairment, loss of functional autonomy and emergence of neuropsychiatric disturbances of AD are outlined. In part III, strategies for effective treatment and prevention of AD are discussed. This book will be a useful source of information for clinicians as well as researchers in the area of neuropharmacology.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783764324261
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Basel
  • Publication date: 12/17/2003
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Glossary
Introduction
Pt. I Biological correlates of Alzheimer disease
Ch. 1 Alzheimer disease 3
Ch. 2 Neurological dysfunctions in Alzheimer disease 19
Ch. 3 Pharmacology of Alzheimer disease 33
Ch. 4 Molecular genetics of Alzheimer disease 47
Ch. 5 Promises of animal models of Alzheimer disease 57
Pt. II Neuropsychology of Alzheimer disease
Ch. 6 What is memory? 69
Ch. 7 Mild cognitive impairment 95
Ch. 8 Cognitive impairment in Alzheimer disease 107
Ch. 9 Behavioral and psychological impairments 125
Ch. 10 Assessment of memory 133
Ch. 11 Functional abilities and behavioral symptom assessments 147
Pt. III Treatment of Alzheimer disease
Ch. 12 Pharmacological treatments of cognitive deficits 169
Ch. 13 Pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms 191
Ch. 14 Psychological support and cognitive rehabilitation 197
Ch. 15 Discussion and conclusion 205
References 209
Index 283
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