Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Preventable Dementia / Edition 1

Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Preventable Dementia / Edition 1

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Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Preventable Dementia / Edition 1

In recent years there has been a radical reapprisal of the concept of vascular dementia. There has been a move away from an Alzheimer-based diagnostic paradigm towards one more appropriately tailored for vascular disease. Vascular Cognitive Impairment presents a new definition for this class of cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative process with an emphasis on early detection, prompt treatment and the prevention of disease progression.
Vascular Cognitive Impairment: A Preventable Senility presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge in this field. It reviews the historical background, prevalence, risk factors and economic consequences of the condition. In addition, the book summarises our knowledge of the pathological process, describing insight derived from genetic and imaging studies, before examining opportunities for early diagnosis, prevention and the options for management, both now, and as a result of ongoing clinical trials. With contributions from an expert team of international contributors, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art in this field, providing a framework for a new understanding of a complex and debilitating condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192632678
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Historical evolution of the concept of vascular dementia, Roman
2. Current criteria for vascular dementia: a critical appraisal, Bowler & Hachinski
3. Prevalence and incidence patterns of vascular dementia, Rocca & Knopman
4. Evidence-based prognosis of vascular dementia: survival and rate of cognitive decline, Chui, Mack, Varpetian & Mungas
5. The cost of vascular cognitive impairment, Rockwood, Brown & Fisk
6. Histopathology, Munoz
7. Experimental models of vascular dementia: a focus on white matter disease and incomplete infarction, Sarti & Pantoni
8. Genetics of vascular dementia, Markus
9. Behavioural and psychological symptoms in vascular cognitive impairment, Rockwood & Shea
10. Cognitive patterns, Desmond
11. Measurement of cognition, Ferris
12. Neuropsychological differentiation of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, Sachdev & Looi
13. Anatomical imaging, Erkinjuntti & Pohjasvaara
14. Cerebral blood flow and metabolism in vascular dementia, Ward & Brown
15. Neurochemical markers, Sjogren, Blennow & Wallin
16. Subtypes of vascular dementia and their pathogenesis: a critical overview, Pantoni
17. White matter changes in vascular dementia, Scheltens
18. Post-stroke dementia, Henon, Pasquier & Leys
19. Vasculitis, collagen vascular disease and vascular dementia, Futrell
20. Vascular disorders and Alzheimer's disease, Skoog & Gustafson
21. Treatment of vascular dementias, Inzitari, Lamassa & Pantoni
22. Clinical trials in vascular dementia, Marler
23. Prevention, Gorelick
24. Vascular cognitive impairment: a new concept, Bowler & Hachinski

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