Dementia / Edition 2

Dementia / Edition 2

by Mario Maj
     
 

Be Guided by the Evidence...

Dementia is at present under-diagnosed and under-treated all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are significant and, consequently, the need for a review of the currently available research evidence and a discussion of different clinical

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Overview

Be Guided by the Evidence...

Dementia is at present under-diagnosed and under-treated all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are significant and, consequently, the need for a review of the currently available research evidence and a discussion of different clinical practices is urgently needed.

This new edition of the third volume of the WPA Series, Evidence & Experience in Psychiatry, provides:

  • State-of-the-art systematic reviews of the subject
  • Accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors
  • Coverage of developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement
  • An unbiased and reliable reference point
This new edition will provide invaluable information for all psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, managers and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470849637
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Series:
WPA Series in Evidence & Experience in Psychiatry Series, #7
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Review Contributors
Preface
Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia: A Review1
The Continuing Evolution of Dementia Epidemiology34
Dementia: Hope for the Future36
Dementia: Much Information, Many Unanswered Questions39
Vascular Factors and Dementia42
Dementia: Known and Unknown45
Dementia: a Public Health Emergency and a Scientific Challenge47
Dementia: Plenty of Questions Still to Be Answered50
Rates and Risk Factors for Dementia: Evidence or Controversy?52
Dementia: the Public Health Challenge55
Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia: Some Issues that Need Clarification57
Dementia: the Challenge for the Next Decade59
Recent Progress in the Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia62
Dementia: Some Controversial Issues64
Is the Prevalence Rate of Alzheimer's Disease Increasing in Japan?66
Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review69
The Value of Inclusive Diagnosis Thinking and Appreciating Developmental Variance116
Reflections on Retrogenesis118
Dementia: Diagnosis, Progression and Retrogression120
Staging of Severe Alzheimer's Disease and the Concept of Retrogenesis: Doors to be Opened for Research and Clinical Practice123
When Diagnosis is Certain, Functional Scores are Robust and Recommendable Markers of the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease125
Findings with the Aid of Functional Assessment Staging (FAST)127
Two Decades of Longitudinal Research in Alzheimer's Disease130
Diagnosing Dementia: the Need for Improved Criteria132
Pitfalls in Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease135
Evaluating the Performance of Measures to Assess Dementia136
Dementia as a Diagnostic Entity139
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review143
Improving Diagnosis of Dementia166
The Contribution of Neuropsychology to the Assessment of Dementia Syndromes169
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: the Evidence171
Some Clinical Aspects and Research Issues in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia173
The Role of Cognitive and Functional Evaluation in the Care of Patients with Dementia176
Evaluating the Cognitive Changes of Normal and Pathologic Aging179
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Degenerative Dementias: Need for an Early Diagnosis182
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia in a Clinical Context184
Neuropsychological Tests that are Helpful to the Etiological Diagnosis of Dementia187
The Importance of an Early Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease189
When Should We Use Which Diagnostic Tools?193
Factors Affecting Diagnosis in Dementia195
Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia: A Review199
Alzheimer's Disease is Treatable247
Treatment of Dementia: Where Do We Go from Here?251
The Future of Alzheimer's Pharmacotherapeutics253
Outcome Measures and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease256
From Bench to Bedside: How to Treat Dementia259
Some Limitations in the Drug Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease262
Issues Regarding the Pharmacotherapy of Dementia266
Treatment of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Disturbances in Dementia269
Are There Concerns about the "Real World" Effectiveness and Safety of Medications for Alzheimer's Disease?272
Phytoneuropsychotropics in Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment and/or Prevention275
Costs of Dementia: A Review341
Dementia: the Challenges for Economic Analysis370
Costs of Dementia: More Questions than Answers372
Toward the Economics of Dementia375
A Cautionary Commentary on Costs of Dementia Studies378
Costs of Dementia: Valuable Information for Economic Evaluations380
Cost of Illness Study in Dementia: a Comment382
Dementia: Whose Burden is it Anyway?384
Acknowledgements for the First Edition389
Index391

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