The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

by Myron F. Weiner
     
 

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This edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.

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This edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.

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William W. Beatty

In summary, this book will be a valuable reference for physicians and psychologists who treat the elderly. It will be particularly useful as a text for interns, residents, and fellows in psychiatry, neurology, geriatric medicine, and neuropsychology.

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Reviewer: Daniel Loiterstein, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the third edition of a book that covers the diagnosis and treatment of the dementias and summarizes current research in the field. Since the first edition was published in 1991, the state-of-the-art information about dementia has changed significantly. Much of that new knowledge is contained in this book.
Purpose: According to the authors, the purpose is to provide a comprehensive book about dementia. The focus is geared toward practical management of dementia and its most troubling manifestations. This book is needed. Demographic trends point to increased numbers of elderly worldwide, and the burden of dementia is expected to coincide with this trend. The authors meet their goals in writing a clinical book aimed at helping practitioners care for these patients.
Audience: Full appreciation of the book requires background knowledge and experience with dementia patients. Although published by American Psychiatric Publishing, this book would appeal to nonpsychiatrists as well as psychiatrists. The editors are leaders in the field of dementia and they draw on a diverse group of experts to write the individual chapters.
Features: The book presents a broad review of our current understanding of dementia. Although comprehensive chapters on advanced neuroimaging and molecular genetics are included, the foundation is primarily composed of clinically relevant material. Included in the appendix are clinical tools to aid in diagnosis and evaluation. In addition, national support organizations and other resources are incorporated.
Assessment: This is an essential reference for those who treat dementia. The new edition effectively updates current progress in the care of patients with dementia.

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ISBN-13:
9781585627561
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/13/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
596
File size:
22 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

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In summary, this book will be a valuable reference for physicians and psychologists who treat the elderly. It will be particularly useful as a text for interns, residents, and fellows in psychiatry, neurology, geriatric medicine, and neuropsychology. (American Journal of Psychiatry)

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