New Directions in Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

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Proceedings of a conference held May 1989, in Plattsburgh, New York. Recognizing the complications in finding cures or treatments for Alzheimer's and related disorders, these articles explore the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia; cognitive and language evaluations of dementia patients; and the challenges facing caregivers--professionals, support groups, paraprofessionals, and families. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461279174
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series , #282
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I A Medical Agenda: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia.- 1 Alzheimer’s Disease and the Family: A Challenge of the New Millennium.- 2 In Search of the Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease.- 3 Alzheimer’s Disease: Theories of Causation.- 4 The Reversible Dementias: Do They Reverse?.- 5 The Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.- 6 Cholinergic Drug Studies in Dementia and Depression.- Section II Cognitive and Language Evaluations of Dementia Patients.- 7 Verbal Communication Impairment in Dementia Research Frontiers in Language and Cognition.- 8 Changes in Memory Processes of Dementia Patients.- Section III Alzheimer’s Disease: The Other Victims.- 9 Understanding Placement of the Demented Elderly.- 10 Psychological Difficulties of Caring for Dementia Patients: The Role of Support Groups.- 11 Easing the Burden of Caregiving for the Paraprofessionals.- 12 How to Care for Dementia Patients: Case Management Models in Long-Term Home Health Care.- 13 Encounters of the Mobile Geriatric Team.- 14 Role of Support Group for the Family Caregiver of Dementia: Recent Developments in the Structure of the Support System.- Contributors.- Author Index.

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