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This book provides an overview of the cognitive and behavioral profiles of the cortical dementias in a readable and clinically relevant manner. Its emphasis on disease entities primarily affecting cortical structures allows for a more comprehensive description of the latest insights into the pathogenesis and assessment of a number of different disease processes... Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars!

Melissa Jones, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
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The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias addresses in depth the neuropsychological impact and features of the full range of cortical dementias. It examines the differential neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of these dementias and emphasizes their behavioral and cognitive aspects in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book also presents the most advanced techniques and strategies for disease-specific treatment. Important legal/ethical issues and the role of caregivers in treating dementia patients are also covered.

Featuring contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, this volume provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective for practicing clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and psychologists who work with patients with dementia.

Key Features:

•Includes comprehensive, clinically focused coverage of all major cortical dementias
• Covers neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of dementia patients, as well as legal and ethical issues
• Discusses assessment and diagnosis from the perspectives of neuroimaging and cognitive and behavioral symptoms
• Discusses a range of interventions (pharmacological, cognitive behavioral, etc.) and management issues related to dementia treatment
• Informed by contributions from such diverse disciplines as neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826107268
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Series: Contemporary Neuropsychology Series
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, ABN is the Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C., a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. He is board certified in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has published 9 books, 2 special journal issues, and numerous articles and book chapters, and has presented at national and international conferences.

Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and chief of the division of behavioral and psychosocial oncology at Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine. He previously served as an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine and both Ball State University and Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Noggle holds a BA in psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield and completed his MA and PhD at Ball State University with specialization in clinical neuropsychology. He completed a 2-year postdoctoral residency at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent's Hospital with specialization in pediatric and adult/geriatric neuropsychology. To date, Dr. Noggle has published more than 300 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and research abstracts and has made over 100 presentations at national and international conferences in neuropsychology. He served as the lead editor of The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders, The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology, The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology, and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, the latter three representing additional volumes of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series. He currently serves as a reviewer for a number of neuropsychology journals and is a member of the editorial board for Applied Neuropsychology: Adult and Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Dr. Noggle is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a professional member of the American Psychological Association (divisions 5, 22, 38, 40), the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the International Neuropsychological Society. For his contributions to the field of neuropsychology, Dr. Noggle was named a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Noggle is a licensed psychologist in both Illinois and Indiana. His research interests focus on both adult and pediatric populations, spanning psychiatric illnesses, dementia, pervasive developmental disorders, and neuromedical disorders.

Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN, holds a BA in psychology (magna cum laude) and an MS in research and psychometrics from the State University of New York at Albany. As a Parachek-Frazier Research Fellow, he completed a PhD in school/child clinical psychology at Arizona State University in 1978. Dr. Dean completed an internship focused on neuropsychology at the Arizona Neuropsychiatric Hospital and postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Since his doctoral degree, he has served in a number of positions and has been recognized for his work. From 1978 to 1980, Dr. Dean was an assistant professor and director of the Child Clinic at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. During this time, he was awarded the Lightner Witmer Award by the school psychology division of the American Psychological Association (APA). From 1980 to 1981, he served as assistant professor of psychological services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1981 to 1984, Dr. Dean served as assistant professor of medical psychology and director of the neuropsychology internship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. During this same time, Dr. Dean received both the Outstanding Contribution Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Early Contribution Award by division 15 of the APA. He was named the George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of neuropsychology and director of the neuropsychology laboratory at Ball State University and has served in this position since 1984. In addition, Dr. Dean served as distinguished visiting faculty at the Staff College of the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Dean is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is a fellow of the APA (divisions: clinical, educational, school, and clinical neuropsychology), the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychopathological Association. Dr. Dean is a past president of the clinical neuropsychology division of the APA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He also served as editor of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of School Psychology, and the Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Dean has published some 600 research articles, books, chapters, and tests. For his work, he has been recognized by awards from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Journal of School Psychology, and the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the APA.

Dr. Stephen W. Anderson, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospital. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. In 1990 he received the International Neuropsychological Society's Philip M. Rennick Award for Excellence in Research. His clinical interests include neuropsychological rehabilitation for patients with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems caused by brain dysfunction and the evaluation and management of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. His research interests include cognitive neuroscience, aphasia, and human frontal lobe dysfunction. He is the author of over 20 scholarly and professional publications, including refereed journal articles, and book chapters. He has also written general-interest articles on the brain and aging for the University of Iowa Health Care System's website.

Table of Contents




Section I: Foundations and Principles

Chapter 1: The Neuroscience of Cortical Dementias: Linking Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neuropsychology

Daniel A. Nation, David P. Salmon, and Mark W. Bondi

Chapter 2: Integration of Imaging in Cortical Dementia Diagnosis

Chiara Cerami and Stefano F. Cappa

Chapter 3: Neuropsychological Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Cortical Dementias

Melissa L. Edwards, Valerie Hobson Balldin, and Sid E. O’Bryant

Section II: Types of Cortical Dementias and Related Presentations

Chapter 4: Alzheimer's Disease

Steven W. Anderson and Martin D. Cassell

Chapter 5: Vascular-Based Cognitive Disorders: Vascular Dementias, CADASIL, and Moyamoya

Chad A. Noggle, Lokesh Shahani, and Mark T. Barisa

Chapter 6: Dysexecutive Impairment Associated With Vascular Dementia

Melissa Lamar, Catherine C. Price, Tania Giovannetti, Rod Swenson, and David J. Libon

Chapter 7: Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Mario Riverol and Oscar L. L—pez

Chapter 8: Neuropsychological Disturbance and Alcoholism: Korsakoff's and Beyond

Lokesh Shahani, Chad A. Noggle, and Jon C. Thompson

Chapter 9: Frontotemporal Dementias

Dong (Dan) Y. Han, Benjamin A. Pyykkonen, Anne L. Shandera-Ochsner, and Frederick A. Schmitt

Chapter 10: Semantic Dementia

Daniel Rexroth

Chapter 11: Primary Progressive Aphasia

Rhonda Friedman, Sally Long, and R. Scott Turner

Chapter 12: Prion Diseases

Brian S. Appleby

Chapter 13: Dementia Pugilistica and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Dominic A. Carone and Shane S. Bush

Chapter 14: Mild Cognitive Impairment: Many Questions, Some Answers

Kevin Duff

Chapter 15: Delirium: From Pathology to Treatment

Melanie Rylander and Chad A. Noggle

Section III: Interventions and Other Issues

Chapter 16: Pharmacology of Dementing Disorders

Robert H. Howland

Chapter 17: Nonpharmacological, Cognitive Interventions in Dementia

Lokesh Shahani and Chad A. Noggle

Chapter 18: The Role of Caregivers in the Treatment of Patients With Dementia

Geoffrey Tremont and Jennifer Duncan Davis

Chapter 19: Comorbid Manifestations and Secondary Complications of Dementia

Julie Sheffler and Chad A. Noggle

Chapter 20: Determination of Capacity: Pragmatic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Stacey Wood and Daniel Krauss


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