Handbook of Dementing Illnesses, Second Edition / Edition 2

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With contributions by leading names in the field, this guide contains completely new and updated chapters on genetics, biomarkers, fronto-temporal dementia, Lewy body disorders, prion-diseases, HIV-related dementia, depression, care-giving, anti-amyloid strategies, and methods of prevention provides a clear overview of the ethical, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of dementia covers pharmacological and nonpharmacological management approaches, including the control of challenging symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia examines current and future directions in drug therapy reviews the many individual illnesses that can result in cognitive impairment groups chapters into four major categories: neuronal degenerative disorders, other primary cerebral dementias, dementias caused by systemic disease, and psychiatric conditions An up-to-date survey of the major dementing disorders, this guide provides the most recent clinical, epidemiological, and neurodiagnostic information related to the care and treatment of dementing illnesses-addressing subjects of vital importance such as ethics, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and neuropathology to stand as the foremost guide on the topic.

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A clinically focused, state-of-the-art survey of the many issues that are involved with demented patients, for clinical neuroscientists, practicing internists, neurologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, and other health care workers. An overview is provided of the ethical, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of dementia, as well as the contribution of neuroimaging. The many individual illnesses that can result in cognitive impairment are discussed. Finally, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological management approaches are considered, including such issues as driving and control of behavioral disturbances. Current and future directions for drug therapy are thoroughly discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824758387
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Series: Neurological Disease and Therapy Series, #87
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ethical Issues in Dementia. Epidemiology of Dementia. Healthy Brain Aging. Neuropsychological Assessment in Dementia. Neuroimaging in Dementia: Functional Imaging. Neuropathology of Dementia. Genetics of Dementia. Biomarkers in Dementia. Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia in Down Syndrome. Dementia in Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Disorders. Frontotemporal Dementia. Vascular Dementia. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. HIV-Associated Dementia. Influence of Co-morbidities in Dementia. Depression and Dementia. Management of the Driver with Dementia. The Plan of Care. Comprehensive Review of Caregiving. Pharmacology for the Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia. Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms. Anti-Amyloid Strategies. Prevention Strategies.

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