Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease / Edition 2

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Alzheimer's disease can be thought of as a multi-faceted neuropsychological disorder, with diverse impairments in cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, language and executive functioning. Over the last decade cognitive neuropsychology has provided a far richer understanding of these impairments, and this book describes these advances, placing them in their clinical context. The first section deals with background theoretical and clinical issues, such as the extent to which Alzheimer's disease can be considered as a single entity or whether it is more fruitful to explore the neuropsychology of individual patients. It considers the diagnostic aspects of Alzheimer's disease, the natural history of the disease, how it progresses over time and the characteristics of the prodromal phase. A second section, the core of the book, covers major cognitive functions and delineates how impairments can be differentiated from each other. A third portion integrates what is known about cognitive decline with the underlying neurobiological basis, including pathological structural brain abnormality and neuropharmacological changes. A final section explores the clinical implications of the research with an overview of the neuropsychological assessment of this disease, cognitive approaches to management, and neurobiological treatment. As an introduction to this field, The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease brings together the opinion of leading researchers in a book that will provide a useful source of information for neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists who wish to broaden their knowledge concerning this debilitating illness.

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"This is a highly readable volume that also can function as a reference source. I recommend it to all clinical and basic scientists with an interest in the brain and its diseases."—American Journal of Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198508304
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Institute of Psychology, London

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Part I - Background Issues
1. A cognitive neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease, Robin G Morris & James T Becker
2. The single case study and Alzheimer's disease, Elaine Funnell
3. Measuring impairment and charting decline in Alzheimer's disease, Colin Gray & Sergio della Salla
4. The natural history of Alzheimer's disease, Oscar L Lopez & James T Becker
5. Preclinical Alzheimer's disease: cognitive and memory functioning, Brent J Small, Agneta Herlitz & Lars Backman
Part II - Neuropsychological Functions
6. Attentional functioning in Alzheimer's disease, Raja Parasuraman
7. Executive functions in Alzheimer's disease, Fabienne Collette & Martial van der Linden
8. Information processing defects in episodic memory in Alzheimer's disease, Amy A Overman & James T Becker
9. Remote memory in Alzheimer's disease, Peter Bright & Michael D Kopelman
10. Implicit memory in Alzheimer's disease: priming and skill learning, David P Salmon & Christine Fennema-Notestine
11. Semantic memory in Alzheimer's disease, Peter Garrard, Karalyn Patterson & John R Hodges
12. Language in Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Kertesz
13. Reading aloud and spelling in Alzheimer's disease, Naida L Graham & Karalyn Patterson
14. Calculation and number processing skills in Alzheimer's disease, Jane McNeil
15. Motor functioning, Daphne Kidron & Morris Freedman
16. Cognition and emotion, Deborah Zaitchik & Marilyn S Albert
17. Loss of 'awareness' in Alzheimer's disease, Robin G Morris & Kristin Hannesdottir
Part III - Neurobiological Correlates of Cognitive Dysfunction
18. Neurobiological changes in Alzheimer's disease: structural, genetic and functional correlates of cognitive dysfunction, Robin G Morris
19. The cognitive psychopharmacology of Alzheimer's disease, H Valerie Curran, Michael D Kopelman & Jennie M Rusted
Part IV - The Treatment and Management of Alzheimer's Disease
20. The assessment of dementia, Edgar Miller
21. Cognitive methods for the management of dementia, Jennie M Rusted & Linda Clare
22. Neurobiological approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Oscar L Lopez & Sandra Bell

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