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Dementia A Clinical Approach

ISBN-10: 0750674709
ISBN-13: 9780750674706
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Here is all of the very latest scientific and clinical information for every type for dementing diseasepresented in a handy, easy-to-read format. Noted specialists in the field equip readers with the guidance they need to understand, diagnose, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Here is all of the very latest scientific and clinical information for every type for dementing diseasepresented in a handy, easy-to-read format. Noted specialists in the field equip readers with the guidance they need to understand, diagnose, and manage these conditions using all of the best approaches available today. They emphasize a neurologic investigative approach to differentiate the curable from the noncurable dementias. Disorders are organized into cortical and subcortical dementias to emphasize the different clinical features that facilitate diagnosis. an easy-to-read format for efficient reference. Organizes dementias by cortical and subcortical to facilitate diagnosis by clinical features. Presents the most current understanding of the neurogenetics of dementia and the neurobiological basis of dementing disorders. Discusses the most recently discovered dementing diseases, including dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and the prion diseases. Reviews the newest diagnostic tests including neurobiological marker assays and advanced MRI techniques. Details best available pharmacologic management options, both symptomatic and preventative. Describes latest findings on the effectiveness of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, antioxidant therapies, NSAIDS, and other therapies.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Dementia: Significance, Definition, and Epidemiology
Significance
Definition of Dementia
Prevalence of Different Dementing Diseases
Summary
Mental Status Assessment
Clinical History
Mental Status Examination
Behavioral Rating Scales
Standardized Neuropsychological Tests
Summary
Diagnosis of Dementia
Normal Aging versus Dementia
Age-Associated Cognitive Impairments
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Amnesia versus Dementia
Delirium versus Dementia
Aphasia versus Dementia
Differential Diagnosis of Dementing Diseases
Examples of Differential Diagnosis
Alzheimer's Disease
Clinical Characteristics
Disease Course
Laboratory Investigation
Neuropathology
Risk Factors and Etiology
Proposed Pathophysiologic Mechanisms
Prevention and Treatment
Vascular Dementia
Clinical Criteria for Vascular Dementia
Classification and Characteristics of Vascular Dementia
Differential Diagnosis
Disease Course
Laboratory Investigation
Pathology and Pathophysiology
Risk Factors
Treatment
Frontotemporal Dementia and the Asymmetric Cortical Atrophies
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Frontotemporal Dementia
Asymmetric Cortical Atrophies
Parkinsonian Disorders with Dementia
Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Parkinson's Disease with Dementia
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Corticobasal Degeneration
Multiple System Atrophy
Heredodegenerative Diseases with Parkinsonism
Secondary Parkinsonism
Nonparkinsonian Motor Disorders with Dementia
Huntington's Disease
Wilson's Disease
Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinson's Dementia Complex
Motor Neuron Disease with Dementia
Hereditary Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Dementia with Other Motor Disorders
Dementia from Conventional Infectious Agents
HIV-Associated Dementia
Neurosyphilis
Lyme Disease
Whipple's Disease
Non-HIV Causes of Viral Encephalitis
Other Bacterial and Fungal Causes of Meningitis
Parasitic Diseases
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Disorders
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Other Prion Dementias
Toxic-Metabolic Causes of Dementia
Toxic Dementias
Acquired Metabolic Disorders
Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Psychiatric Dementias Associated with Psychiatric Disorders
Depression-Associated Dementia
Mania-Associated Dementia
Schizophrenia-Associated Dementia
"Pseudodementia"
Miscellaneous Dementia Syndromes
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Trauma and Dementia Pugilistica
Neoplasia-Related Dementia
Multiple Sclerosis
Epilepsy
Miscellaneous Unclassified Dementias
Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Cholinergic Agents
Antioxidants
Other Cognitive Agents
Herbal Remedies
Summary of Cognitive Pharmacotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease
Psychoactive Medications
Nonpharmacologic Management of Dementia
ABCs of Dementia Management
Diagnostic Interaction
Family Instruction
Caregiver Support
Psychosocial Issues
Advanced Dementia Care
Special Issues
Conclusions and Directions
Concepts and Attitudes About Dementia
Demographic Projections
Prevention and Early Detection
Biological Markers
Pharmacotherapy
Future Strategies
Index

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