Alzheimer's: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies

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As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer?s Disease and it?s the seventh-leading cause of death. Alzheimer?s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies is a concise guide to Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment for physicians and other health care providers.

Key topics include diagnosis and assessment, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial treatments, ethical and legal issues.
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Overview

As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies is a concise guide to Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment for physicians and other health care providers.

Key topics include diagnosis and assessment, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial treatments, ethical and legal issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763765798
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Information About Alzheimer's Disease 1

What Is Alzheimer's Disease? 2

How Does Alzheimer's Disease Affect Patients' Lives? 3

Stages of Alzheimer's Disease 3

How Common Is Alzheimer's Disease? 5

What Are the Risk Factors and Potential Protective Factors in Alzheimer's Disease? 6

Risk Factors 6

Protective Factors 8

Chapter Summary 10

Chapter 2 Diagnosing and Assessing Alzheimer's Disease 11

What Are the Typical Presenting Features in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 11

Cognition 12

Activities of Daily Living 13

Behavior 13

What Are the Criteria for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease? 14

What Tools Are Available for Clinical Assessment of Alzheimer's Disease? 18

Clinical Interview (Medical and Psychiatric History) 18

Laboratory Evaluations 22

Radiological Findings 22

Genetic Testing 23

Neuropsychological Testing 23

Diagnostic Workup Summary 27

What Differentiates Alzheimer's Disease From Normal Aging and From Other Disorders? 27

Normal Aging 27

Subjective Cognitive Impairment 27

Age-Associated Memory Impairment 29

Mild Cognitive Impairment 29

Vascular Dementia 29

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) 30

Parkinson Disease Dementia (PDD) 30

Mixed Dementia 30

Frontotemporal Dementia 31

Geriatric Depression 31

Chapter Summary 31

Chapter 3 Pharmacotherapy in Alzheimer's Disease 33

What are the Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease? 34

Biochemical Factors Related to Alzheimer's Disease 34

Specific Brain Areas Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 34

What Medications Are Available for Stabilization or Improvement of Symptoms in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 35

CholinesteraseInhibitors (ChEI) 35

NMDA Receptor Antagonist: Memantine (Namenda) 38

Treatment Recommendations for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease 39

Efficacy of Treatment 40

What Medications Are Used to Treat BPSD in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, and What Are Their Efficacies? 45

Atypical Antipsychotics 45

Typical or Conventional Antipsychotics 47

Antidepressant Medications 48

Benzodiazepines 48

Anticonvulsants 48

Cholinesterase Inhibitors 49

Memantine 49

What Alternative Treatments Can Be Used to Treat Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 50

Estrogen 50

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 50

Vitamin C and Vitamin E 51

Mediterranean Diet 52

What Are the Emerging or Disease-Modifying Treatments for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 52

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs 53

Statins 53

Amyloid-Modifying Agents 53

Immune Therapies 54

Neurogenesis Agents 55

Methylene Blue 56

How Does Comorbidity Affect Pharmacotherapy Choices for Alzheimer's Disease? 56

Comorbid Conditions 56

Cost of Caring for Alzheimer's Disease Patients With Comorbid Conditions 57

How Can Alzheimer's Disease Be Prevented Through Lifestyle Modifications? 58

Chapter Summary 59

Chapter 4 Psychosocial Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease 61

What Psychosocial Interventions Are Used to Treat BPSD in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, and How Effective Are They? 61

Depression 62

Anxiety 63

Wandering 64

Apathy 65

Agitation 66

Psychosis 67

Sleep Abnormalities 69

What Other Therapeutic Interventions Can Be Tried in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 70

Reminiscence Therapy 70

Validation Therapy 70

Reality Orientation 71

Chapter Summary 71

Chapter 5 Ethical, Legal, and Caregiver Issues in Alzheimer's Disease 73

What Are the Important End-of-Life Issues in Alzheimer's Disease? 73

When to Stop Treatments 73

Feeding Issues in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease 74

Hospice Care for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease 74

What Are the Important Legal Issues Confronting Families of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 75

Advance Directives 75

Guardianship 76

What Are the Important Issues for Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease? 78

Stress 78

Role of Caregiver Education in Delaying Institutionalization 79

Resources for Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease 80

What Are the Various Care Options for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?80

Adult Daycare Centers 80

Assisted Living 81

Nursing Homes 82

Special Care Units 83

Chapter Summary 84

Appendix: Resources for Caregivers and Physicians 85

Resources for Caregivers 85

Internet Resources 85

Books and Articles 85

Internet Resources for Physicians 86

Glossary 87

References 91

Index 105

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