Dementia: A Clinical Approach / Edition 3

Dementia: A Clinical Approach / Edition 3

by Mario Mendez, Jeffrey L. Cummings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750674709

ISBN-13: 9780750674706

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Here is all of the very latest scientific and clinical information for every type for dementing disease—presented in a handy, easy-to-read format. Noted specialists in the field equip readers with the guidance they need to understand, diagnose, and manage these conditions using all of the best approaches available today. They emphasize a neurologic

Overview

Here is all of the very latest scientific and clinical information for every type for dementing disease—presented in a handy, easy-to-read format. Noted specialists in the field equip readers with the guidance they need to understand, diagnose, and manage these conditions using all of the best approaches available today. They emphasize a neurologic investigative approach to differentiate the curable from the noncurable dementias. Disorders are organized into cortical and subcortical dementias to emphasize the different clinical features that facilitate diagnosis.

• an easy-to-read format for efficient reference.
• Organizes dementias by cortical and subcortical to facilitate diagnosis by clinical features.

• Presents the most current understanding of the neurogenetics of dementia and the neurobiological basis of dementing disorders.
• Discusses the most recently discovered dementing diseases, including dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and the prion diseases.
• Reviews the newest diagnostic tests - including neurobiological marker assays and advanced MRI techniques.
• Details best available pharmacologic management options, both symptomatic and preventative.
• Describes latest findings on the effectiveness of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, antioxidant therapies, NSAIDS, and other therapies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750674706
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Dementia: Significance, Definition, and Epidemiology

2. Mental Status Assessment

3. Diagnosis of Dementia

4. Alzheimer's Disease

5. Vascular Dementia

6. Frontotemporal Dementia and the Asymmetric Cortical Atrophies

7. Parkinsonian Disorders with Dementia

8. Non-Parkinsonian Motor Disorders with Dementia

9. Dementia from Conventional Infectious Agents

10. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Disorders

11. Toxic-Matabolic Causes of Dementia

12. Psychiatric Dementias Associated with Psychiatric Disorders

13. Miscellaneous Dementia Syndromes

14. Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

15. Non-Pharmacologic Management of Dementia

16. Conclusions and Directions

Index

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