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The Dementias

The Dementias Book
Author : Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2008-08-13
ISBN : 9781585627561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Confusion. Fear. Isolation. This is the human experience of dementing illness, and it is at the heart of this practical, informative volume by a broad range of clinically grounded experts. This book is designed to meet the needs of clinicians dealing with persons with dementing illness and to serve as an introduction to the pathophysiology of dementing illness and a resource for clinical investigators. The giant strides in dementia research since the publication of the first edition in 1991 have generated optimism that we will soon be able to delay onset and even prevent these diseases that devastate both patients and caregivers. This third edition has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover changes in the classification, management and treatment of dementing illnesses and to give a more extensive account of basic and clinical research findings. At the same time, this remarkable volume indicates the interaction of the patient's personality, the caregiver, and the environment with the pathophysiology of dementing illnesses that creates the variety of symptoms accompanying these illnesses and impacting their treatment. Like the second edition, this third edition has three sections, flowing from diagnosis through management/treatment to research. New to this edition are A world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease A beautifully illustrated chapter on contemporary neuroimaging Discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies This third edition is exceptionally valuable for addressing the day-to-day challenges of dealing effectively and humanely with persons with dementing illness. Case examples are used in the chapters on psychological/behavioral and drug management to indicate practical approaches to maintaining patients at their optimal level of function. Unlike similar texts, this volume also reviews legal and ethical issues in the care of persons with dementing illness and shows how clinicians and caregivers how to mobilize community resources. Extensive reference lists round out each chapter. The book concludes with 11 assessment guides and rating scales and an index. Now more than ever, there is hope that advances in understanding dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease will lead to their effective treatment, and ultimately to their prevention. Until then, clinicians, families, and society will continue to be faced with the challenges posed by these illnesses -- making this book a "must read" for physicians and other health care professionals, whether in training, in practice, or engaged in clinical research.

Dementia

Dementia Book
Author : Harry Cayton,Nori Graham,Dr. James Warner,James Warner
Publisher : Class Publishing Ltd
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781859590751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dementia: Alzheimer's and other Dementias at your fingertips is a practical guide giving comprehensive, medically accurate information on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in an easy to understand format. This new fully revised and updated edition outlines the different care options that are available and suggests a variety of strategies for coping. It tells people where to go for help and guidance on legal, financial and other matters and gives advice on how to prepare for the future and make difficult decisions.

Dementia

Dementia Book
Author : Mario F. Mendez,Jeffrey L. Cummings
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780750674706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book presents scientific and clinical information on every type of dementing disease-equipping the reader to understand, diagnose, and manage these conditions using all of the best approaches available today.

Neuropsychology and the Dementias

Neuropsychology and the Dementias Book
Author : Siobhan Hart,James M. Semple
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1990-12
ISBN : 9780863771965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dementia is one of the most pressing problems that currently faces planners and providers of health care today. This has resulted in an explosion in research activity with the consequent growth of knowledge about all aspects of dementia and in particular about Alzheimer's disease. This book summarizes current knowledge of the neuropsychology of dementia, highlights the multifaceted nature of the problem, and argues that an input from neuropsychologists can facilitate the advances made by other neuroscientists investigating dementia. The book shows that the study of dementia has caused something of a paradigm shift within neuropsychology itself as a scientific discipline.

The Dementias 2

The Dementias 2 Book
Author : John Herbert Growdon,Martin Rossor
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2007
ISBN : 075067542X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume in the Blue Books of Neurology series provides you with rapid access to practical, clinical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, and many others. Organized by the most common neurodegenerative diseases, it reflects new insights regarding commonalities among the neurodegenerative diseases, and clusters them according to their dominant molecular pathologic signatures, so you can best treat any dementia you see. Differentiate among various forms of dementia and provide the appropriate management strategy. Correlate neuroimaging with neuropsychological testing to form more accurate diagnoses. Administer the latest approved drugs to improve your patients' brain function. A new two-color design and full-color images throughout helps you access information more easily. New chapters and new authors help you incorporate the latest information and fresh perspectives into your practice.

Psychological Disorders

Psychological Disorders Book
Author : Sonja. M. Lillrank,Christine Elaine Collins,Pat Levitt
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1438118422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dementias are brain disorders that impair memory, thinking, and behavior, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form, affecting 50 to 60 percent of dementia patients. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias provides helpful clarification of this group of diseases and their specific types. Readers will learn how to recognize the symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, how these disorders are diagnosed, the latest theories about their cause, and how they can be treated. The book also directs attention to current research on the subject, the outlook for future prevention and treatment, and resources providing further information.

Dementias

Dementias Book
Author : S. Govoni,C.L. Bolis,M. Trabucchi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 8847021499
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To a certain extent the dementias have been forgotten diseases until just recen tly when they were brought to the attention of the general public and health authorities as a result of the increasing number of cases in the aging popula tion, especially among famous people, and because of the efforts of private foundations. The goals of the present volume are to present the dementias to health prac titioners, to provide some basic information on their epidemiology and biolo gical basis and to discuss the diagnostic and clinical problems that physicians and institutions face when caring for demented patients. This book explores the various types of dementias and is not limited to Alzheimer's disease although, as expected, more information is available and presented on this pathology. On the other hand, a few fundamental questions on dementia can only be answe red through a comparison of the various forms. Examples of such questions are the following: Is the loss of cerebral tissue sufficient to cause dementia? Are there thresholds or is there a continuous progression toward the irreversible development of dementia? Are there common pathways in the dementing pro cess? Are there common risk factors? Comparative analysis allows the common and distinctive patterns of the various dementias to be defined, ultimately lea ding to more focused therapeutic interventions.

Communication Disability in the Dementias

Communication Disability in the Dementias Book
Author : Karen Bryan,Jane Maxim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2006-03-30
ISBN : 047003453X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on language and communication issues with older people with mental health problems. Radically revised and updated from the authors’ earlier book, “Communication Disability and the Psychiatry of Old Age”, this book recognizes that language and communication is not just the business of speech and language therapy but is relevant to all staff involved with people who have mental health difficulties. This book focuses on what older people with mental health difficulties require to maintain their independence and to minimize the effects of degenerative disease processes for as long as possible from a speech and language perspective. Relevant to all members of the multidisciplinary team involved within older people’s mental health services Each chapter is evidence-based and factual Reflects the substantial advances in the diagnosis and treatment of dementias

Ethnicity and Dementias

Ethnicity and Dementias Book
Author : Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallagher Thompson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2014-04-04
ISBN : 1317822587
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ethnicity and the Dementias

Ethnicity and the Dementias Book
Author : Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 1136895612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, the literature on the topic of ethnic and racial issues in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has increased dramatically. At the same time, the need for cultural competence in all of geriatric care, including dementia care, is increasingly being acknowledged. Researchers and providers are beginning to recognize the impending "ethnogeriatric imperative," as the number of elders from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds continues to rise. Ethnicity and the Dementias offers invaluable background information in this area, while also examining how those suffering from dementia and their family members respond or adapt to the challenges that follow. Thoroughly updated and revised from the first edition, the book features contributions from leading clinicians and researchers on the epidemiology of dementias by ethnic population, new information on the assessment of diverse populations, and updates and inclusions of new populations in the management of dementia and working with families. The book is ideal for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in search of the most current ethnogeriatric findings.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Book
Author : Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2009-03-02
ISBN : 1585628948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for psychiatrists and other health care practitioners who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, this textbook describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. It also considers a broader range of cognitive disorders and impairment in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before they reach the stage of dementia. Building on the editors' earlier work The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, this new book expands on its scope, with nearly twice the number of contributors -- all clinicians or researchers at the vanguard of the field. New to this edition are chapters on epidemiology, history of dementia, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, care of the late-stage dementia patient, prevention of dementia, and chapters devoted to: Vascular cognitive impairment, emphasizing the importance of early detection with development of appropriate treatments and risk factor control Dementia with Lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies, describing differences in cognitive profile between synucleinopathies and Alzheimer disease Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral and language variants Traumatic brain injury, distinguishing between proximal and distal effects and risk factors for dementia later in life An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical volume for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful in daily practice for grading cognition, day-to-day function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. Whether used as a clinical guide or as a sourcebook on technical and scientific developments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an important reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, and other health professionals who deal with cognitively impaired adults.

Alzheimers and Other Dementias

Alzheimers and Other Dementias Book
Author : Harry Cayton
Publisher : Class Publishing Ltd
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1859591485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work is a practical guide giving comprehensive, medically accurate information on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in an easy to understand format.

Dementia

Dementia Book
Author : V. Olga B. Emery,Thomas E. Oxman
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780801871566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the spectrum of dementing disorders and explains their overlap, presentations, and differential diagnosis. The chapters present original data as well as material from the authors' clinical experiences. Current classification systems are evaluated and modified to better account for common presentations of dementia. Includes new material on neuroimaging, genetics, the role of inflammation in Alzheimer disease, retrophylogenesis in Alzheimer memory, and AIDS dementia.

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Book
Author : Marc E. Agronin
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2007-09-01
ISBN : 9780781767705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors. Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias

The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias Book
Author : Mary Anderson, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2014-12-16
ISBN : 0826107273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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) Doody's Medical Reviews 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

Alzheimer s and other Dementias

Alzheimer s and other Dementias Book
Author : Julian C. Hughes
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN : 0191628697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With more people in the world living into older age, Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them. Written by a consultant in old age psychiatry, the book provides an overview of all the different types of dementia (including younger-onset dementias), from the most-recognized - Alzheimer's - to the less-frequent types, such as those caused by inherited metabolic disorders or HIV. The book guides the reader step-by-step through how the brain works, and explains in clear and simple language the effect of dementias on the brain, and the impact on an individual's cognitive function. A dedicated chapter explains how a diagnosis is reached, including the different modes of assessment, from blood tests carried out by a GP, to specialist scans, highlighting how the brain actually works. Detailed sections cover the latest treatments available, including the controversial use of antipsychotic medication, and the possibility of disease-modifying treatments in the future. The book also explains how the multi-disciplinary team works together to look after the sufferer's social needs, such as bathing and washing, as well as their spiritual and palliative needs. Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts provides all the relevant information and guidance for sufferers, family and their care-givers to choose the right intervention at the right time, to create - as the book advocates - a unique and personalized management plan.

Movement Disorders in Dementias

Movement Disorders in Dementias Book
Author : Marcelo Merello,Sergio E. Starkstein
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-03-18
ISBN : 1447163656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on extrapyramidal signs and symptoms of all types of dementia, and addresses the issue of the artificial boundary between dementias and Parkinsonism, which represent the two most common symptoms found in degenerative central nervous system diseases. In Movement Disorders in Dementias, movement disorder specialists from around the world write on topics generally restricted to dementia experts. Important motor issues related to either medication in demented patients (drug-induced movement disorders) or manifestations common to all forms of dementia, regardless of underlying cause (gait disorders, falls, fear of falling), is followed by analysis of the relationship between motor and cognitive symptoms, from their common pathogenesis to specific medical treatments. Movement Disorders in Dementias is aimed at general neurologists, dementia specialists, movement disorders specialists, neuropsychologists and geriatricians.

The Handbook of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

The Handbook of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias Book
Author : Andrew E. Budson,Neil W. Kowall
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-09
ISBN : 1444344099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances. Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences