Developments in Dementia and Functional Disorders in the Elderly

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Presents papers on the study and treatment of the dementias, from a July 1994 Short Course at the Institute of Psychiatry. The first section is devoted to definitions and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's, vascular and Lewy body dementia, and cognitive decline. Section II examines recent clinical trials of antidementia drugs and clinical and financial implications of the research. The final section discusses the management of depression and other disorders in elderly patients, considering treatment setting and medications. For specialists and trainees in geriatric psychiatry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781871816273
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

1 Plaques, Tangles and Genes: the Molecular Biology of Alzheimer's Disease 3
2 Cortical Lewy Body Disease: the View from Newcastle 9
3 Cortical Lewy Body Disease: an Alternative View 21
4 Vascular Dementia in Perspective 31
5 Report: Ageing-associated Cognitive Decline 43
6 Two Parallel-Group Studies of Tacrine in Alzheimer's Disease 53
7 Nimodipine in the Treatment of Senile Dementias 63
8 Pharmacodynamic and early Clinical Studies with S12024 in Alzheimer's Disease 69
9 Neurotransmitter-based Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: the Example of Velnacrine 77
10 Activities of Daily Living Scales in Dementia: Their Development and Future 85
11 Measuring Change in Dementia: the Reliability of Clinical Global Assessments 97
12 Economic Evaluation and Dementia 103
13 Tacrine and its Successors: Breakthrough or Blind Alley? 119
14 Antidepressants in the Elderly 127
15 Novel Antipsychotics in the Elderly 151
16 Managing Depression within a Day Hospital 167
17 Management of Depression by a Community Mental Health Team 179
Index 187
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