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Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease

ISBN-10: 0750698454

ISBN-13: 9780750698450

Edition: 4th

Authors: Serge Gauthier

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Contributors
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Introduction to the disease process
Definitions and diagnostic criteria
Pathophysiology of the Alzheimer syndrome
Towards a unifying hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease: pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Diagnosis
Typical clinical features
Non-Alzheimer dementias
Neuropsychological assessment
Structural brain imaging in Alzheimer's disease
Functional brain imaging in Alzheimer's disease
Electrophysiological tests
Natural evolution
Prognostic factors
Global assessment measures in dementia
Cognition
Abnormal behaviour in Alzheimer's disease
Functional autonomy
Medical management
Mood and behaviour management
Symptomatic treatments for Alzheimer's disease
Stabilization approaches to Alzheimer's disease
Associated medical conditions and complications
Quality of life in Alzheimer's dementia
Community and institutional management
Support of families
Community-based formal support services
Institutional care
Ethical and legal issues
Determination of competence
Genetic counselling
Conclusion
The future diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease
Index