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Alzheimer's The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies

ISBN-10: 0763765791

ISBN-13: 9780763765798

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: George T. Grossberg, Sanjeev M. Kamat

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As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimerrsquo;s Disease and itrsquo;s the seventh-leading cause of death. Alzheimerrsquo;s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies is a concise guide to Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment for physicians and other health care providers. Key topics include: Diagnosis and Assessment Pharmacotherapy Psychosocial Treatments Ethical, Legal and Caregiver Issues
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 114
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

General Information About Alzheimer's Disease
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
How Does Alzheimer's Disease Affect Patients� Lives?
Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
How Common Is Alzheimer's Disease?
What Are the Risk Factors and Potential Protective Factors in Alzheimer's Disease?
Risk Factors
Protective Factors
Chapter Summary
Diagnosing and Assessing Alzheimer's Disease
What Are the Typical Presenting Features in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Cognition
Activities of Daily Living
Behavior
What Are the Criteria for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease?
What Tools Are Available for Clinical Assessment of Alzheimer's Disease?
Clinical Interview (Medical and Psychiatric History)
Laboratory Evaluations
Radiological Findings
Genetic Testing
Neuropsychological Testing
Diagnostic Workup Summary
What Differentiates Alzheimer's Disease From Normal Aging and From Other Disorders?
Normal Aging
Subjective Cognitive Impairment
Age-Associated Memory Impairment
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Vascular Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)
Parkinson Disease Dementia (PDD)
Mixed Dementia
Frontotemporal Dementia
Geriatric Depression
Chapter Summary
Pharmacotherapy in Alzheimer's Disease
What are the Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease?
Biochemical Factors Related to Alzheimer's Disease
Specific Brain Areas Involved in Alzheimer's Disease
What Medications Are Available for Stabilization or Improvement of Symptoms in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Cholinesterase Inhibitors (ChEI)
NMDA Receptor Antagonist: Memantine (Namenda)
Treatment Recommendations for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
Efficacy of Treatment
What Medications Are Used to Treat BPSD in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, and What Are Their Efficacies?
Atypical Antipsychotics
Typical or Conventional Antipsychotics
Antidepressant Medications
Benzodiazepines
Anticonvulsants
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Memantine
What Alternative Treatments Can Be Used to Treat Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Estrogen
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Mediterranean Diet
What Are the Emerging or Disease-Modifying Treatments for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Statins
Amyloid-Modifying Agents
Immune Therapies
Neurogenesis Agents
Methylene Blue
How Does Comorbidity Affect Pharmacotherapy Choices for Alzheimer's Disease?
Comorbid Conditions
Cost of Caring for Alzheimer's Disease Patients With Comorbid Conditions
How Can Alzheimer's Disease Be Prevented Through Lifestyle Modifications?
Chapter Summary
Psychosocial Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease
What Psychosocial Interventions Are Used to Treat BPSD in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease, and How Effective Are They?
Depression
Anxiety
Wandering
Apathy
Agitation
Psychosis
Sleep Abnormalities
What Other Therapeutic Interventions Can Be Tried in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Reminiscence Therapy
Validation Therapy
Reality Orientation
Chapter Summary
Ethical, Legal, and Caregiver Issues in Alzheimer's Disease
What Are the Important End-of-Life Issues in Alzheimer's Disease?
When to Stop Treatments
Feeding Issues in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
Hospice Care for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
What Are the Important Legal Issues Confronting Families of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Advance Directives
Guardianship
What Are the Important Issues for Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?
Stress
Role of Caregiver Education in Delaying Institutionalization
Resources for Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
What Are the Various Care Options for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease?80
Adult Daycare Centers
Assisted Living
Nursing Homes
Special Care Units
Chapter Summary
Appendix: Resources for Caregivers and Physicians
Resources for Caregivers
Internet Resources
Books and Articles
Internet Resources for Physicians
Glossary
References
Index