Dementia: A Global Approach

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Growth in the incidence of dementia presents major challenges to global healthcare systems. As the burden of dementia in non-Western cultures grows, developing nations are expected to overtake developed nations in terms of dementia prevalence. Insights from developing nations and transcultural considerations are, nevertheless, neglected in the published literature. Dementia: A Global Approach fills this gap by integrating contemporary cross-cultural knowledge about dementia. Each section reviews the literature from the published, predominantly Western, perspective, contrasting it with empirical knowledge from non-Western cultures. Covering major clinical, epidemiological and scientific areas of interest, detailed consideration is also given to care-giving models across the world and management of patients who have migrated between regions. Enriched with personal insights from clinical experts across the globe, this is a key text for neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, epidemiologists and all those responsible for managing provisions of dementia services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521857765
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2010
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy is Director and T. S. Srinivasan Chair, The Institute of Neurological Sciences, VHS Hospital, Chennai, India.

Martin J. Prince is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.

Jeffrey L. Cummings is Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center and Director of the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The aging brain and mind: cultural and anthropological perspectives Kua Ee Heok; 2. Mild cognitive impairment: current concepts and cross cultural issues Seethalakshmi Ramanathan and Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy; 3. Alzheimer's Disease: the African American story Hugh Hendrie; 4. Vascular cognitive impairment: 4A. The syndrome of vascular cognitive impairment: current concepts J. V. Bowler; 4B. Debate: is vascular dementia more common in some parts of the world? Yes Suvarna Alladi; No R. Stewart; 5. Cross cultural issues of global significance: 5A. Infections and dementia - the view from a developing nation P. Satishchandra and Vijayan Joy; 5B. Nutrition and dementia - where is the nexus? Alan D. Dangour and Ricardo Uauy; 6. Assessment: 6A. The experience of assessing cognition across cultures Kathleen S. Hall; 6B. Assessing behavior in dementia across cultures Vorapun Senanarong and Jeffrey L. Cummings; 7. Psychosocial factors: 7A. Quality of life in dementia: global perspective and transcultural issues Caroline Selai, Demetris Pillas and Annabel Dodds; 7B. Caregiving for dementia: global perspectives and transcultural issues T. Alphons, E. S. Krishnamoorthy and K. Gomez; 7C. Care arrangements for patients with dementia: China Helen Chiu, Joshua Tsoh and Xin Yu; 8. Service delivery and management: 8A. Dementia services: developing rural and remote services Sadanand Rajkumar and Julia Lane; 8B. Non-pharmacological approachs: patient centred approaches S. Kalyanasundaram; 9. The clinical approach to the person with dementia: 9A. PerĂº (South America) Mariella Guerra; 9B. Nigeria Richard Uwakwe; 9C. Australia David Ames and Eleanor Flynn; 9D. The United States of America Jeffrey L. Cummings; 9E. Japan Akira Homma; 9F. China Joshua Tsoh, Helen Chiu and Xin Yu; 10. Raising global awareness: the role of non-governmental organisations: 10A. The role of NGOs in raising awareness: Alzheimer's Disease International Marc Wortmann; 10B. Perspectives from a developing nation Jacob Roy Kuriakose; 11. The contribution of cross-cultural research to dementia care and policy - an overview, focusing on the work of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group Martin J. Prince; Index.

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