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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.
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Table of Contents

List of Review Contributors
Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia: A Review 1
The Continuing Evolution of Dementia Epidemiology 34
Dementia: Hope for the Future 36
Dementia: Much Information, Many Unanswered Questions 39
Vascular Factors and Dementia 42
Dementia: Known and Unknown 45
Dementia: a Public Health Emergency and a Scientific Challenge 47
Dementia: Plenty of Questions Still to Be Answered 50
Rates and Risk Factors for Dementia: Evidence or Controversy? 52
Dementia: the Public Health Challenge 55
Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia: Some Issues that Need Clarification 57
Dementia: the Challenge for the Next Decade 59
Recent Progress in the Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia 62
Dementia: Some Controversial Issues 64
Is the Prevalence Rate of Alzheimer's Disease Increasing in Japan? 66
Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review 69
The Value of Inclusive Diagnosis Thinking and Appreciating Developmental Variance 116
Reflections on Retrogenesis 118
Dementia: Diagnosis, Progression and Retrogression 120
Staging of Severe Alzheimer's Disease and the Concept of Retrogenesis: Doors to be Opened for Research and Clinical Practice 123
When Diagnosis is Certain, Functional Scores are Robust and Recommendable Markers of the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease 125
Findings with the Aid of Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) 127
Two Decades of Longitudinal Research in Alzheimer's Disease 130
Diagnosing Dementia: the Need for Improved Criteria 132
Pitfalls in Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease 135
Evaluating the Performance of Measures to Assess Dementia 136
Dementia as a Diagnostic Entity 139
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review 143
Improving Diagnosis of Dementia 166
The Contribution of Neuropsychology to the Assessment of Dementia Syndromes 169
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: the Evidence 171
Some Clinical Aspects and Research Issues in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia 173
The Role of Cognitive and Functional Evaluation in the Care of Patients with Dementia 176
Evaluating the Cognitive Changes of Normal and Pathologic Aging 179
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Degenerative Dementias: Need for an Early Diagnosis 182
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia in a Clinical Context 184
Neuropsychological Tests that are Helpful to the Etiological Diagnosis of Dementia 187
The Importance of an Early Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease 189
When Should We Use Which Diagnostic Tools? 193
Factors Affecting Diagnosis in Dementia 195
Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia: A Review 199
Alzheimer's Disease is Treatable 247
Treatment of Dementia: Where Do We Go from Here? 251
The Future of Alzheimer's Pharmacotherapeutics 253
Outcome Measures and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease 256
From Bench to Bedside: How to Treat Dementia 259
Some Limitations in the Drug Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 262
Issues Regarding the Pharmacotherapy of Dementia 266
Treatment of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Disturbances in Dementia 269
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 Prevention 275
Costs of Dementia: A Review 341
Dementia: the Challenges for Economic Analysis 370
Costs of Dementia: More Questions than Answers 372
Toward the Economics of Dementia 375
A Cautionary Commentary on Costs of Dementia Studies 378
Costs of Dementia: Valuable Information for Economic Evaluations 380
Cost of Illness Study in Dementia: a Comment 382
Dementia: Whose Burden is it Anyway? 384
Acknowledgements for the First Edition 389
Index 391
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