The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research / Edition 3

The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research / Edition 3

by Anne M. Lipton
     
 

This edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.

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This edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585620432
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Clinical diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction and dementing illness. Dementing illness as a psychobiological process. Medical evaluation. Neuroimaging. Differential diagnosis. Psychological and behavioral management. Drugs for behavioral, psychological, and cognitive symptoms. Evaluation of cognitive functions. Supporting family caregivers and patients. Legal and ethical aspects. Mobilizing community resources. Nursing care for persons with cognitive impairment. Structuring environments for persons with cognitive impairment. Advances in the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease. Advances in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Appendix A: Dementia Questionnaire. Appendix B: mental status examination. Appendix C: neurological examination. Appendix D: blessed dementia rating scale. Appendix E: Washington University clinical dementia rating scale. Appendix F: Alzheimer's disease assessment scale. Appendix G: neuropsychiatric inventory. Appendix H: agitated behavior in dementia scale. Appendix I: quality of life in Alzheimer's disease scale. Appendix J: quality of life in dementia scale. Appendix K: resources. Index.

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