Handbook of Dementing Illnesses, Second Edition / Edition 2

Handbook of Dementing Illnesses, Second Edition / Edition 2

by John Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824758382

ISBN-13: 9780824758387

Pub. Date: 06/15/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824758387
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Series:
Neurological Disease and Therapy Series , #87
Edition description:
REV
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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