Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Similar Conditions / Edition 1by American Psychopathological Association
Pub. Date: 01/28/1997
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Alzheimer's disease is a particularly insidious affliction that profoundly affects the patient as well as family and friends. Written by a distinguished group of researchers and clinicians, Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Similar Conditions provides medical professionals who investigate and treat brain diseases with updated research findings and their… See more details below
Alzheimer's disease is a particularly insidious affliction that profoundly affects the patient as well as family and friends. Written by a distinguished group of researchers and clinicians, Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Similar Conditions provides medical professionals who investigate and treat brain diseases with updated research findings and their implications. This treasury of clinical and research expertise presents important findings in genetics, epidemiology, pathology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.
This book covers a range of important issues, from basic clinical science to pharmacology and social support. In particular, Dr. Heston's book details the spectacular advances in research on human genetics that are broadening our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and other related afflictions and that have profound implications for both clinical practice and further research. Two chapters describe disease mechanisms, including prions, that provide important insights into the role environment plays in the development of disease. Other chapters highlight the clinical challenges that Alzheimer's disease presents, including stories about the pain inflicted by this disease on the patients and their families and friends, as well as current efforts in management and treatment.
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Table of Contents
Zubin award lecture: emotional disorders associated with dementing illnesses. Is Alzheimer's disease a lifelong illness? risk factors for pathological and clinical disease. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: neuropathological considerations. Multimodal in vivo brain imaging in Alzheimer's disease: diagnosis, characteristics, and mechanisms. Hoch award lecture: prion biology and diseases: sporadic, inherited, and infectious degenerative illnesses of humans and animals. Clinical, pathological, and genetic heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease. Unstable triplet repeats in neurological disease: spinocerebellar ataxia type I. What a dementing illness is doing to my family. Genetic testing for neuropsychiatric disease: experiences from 8 years of genetic testing for Huntington's disease. Depression in Alzheimer's dementia. Presidential address: the future is now (provided we recognize it). Onset of Alzheimer's disease: influence of genes and environmental factors, including anti-inflammatory drugs. From gene to phenotype: a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease and the cholinergic system: an introduction to clinical pharmacological research. The Spokane elder care program: community outreach methods and results. Neurotransmitter abnormalities and the psychopharmacology of Alzheimer's disease. Effects of a multicomponent support program on spouse-caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients: results of a treatment/control study. Caring for persons with dementing illnesses: a current perspective. Index.
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