Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practices

Hardcover | September 12, 2014

EditorBradford Dickerson, Alireza Atri

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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized expertscontribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) providefundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized expertscontribute chapters emphasizing a multidiscipli...

Brad Dickerson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital - Gerontology Research. Ali Atri is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in the Memory Disorders Unit, Dept. of Neurology, Boston, MA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199928452

ISBN - 13:9780199928453

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ForewordIntroductionPart 1: Functional neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience of dementia1. Cognitive Functions and the Cerebral Cortex2. Neuroanatomy and Behavioral Neurology of Subcortical Systems3. Executive Control and the Regulation of Goal-Directed Behaviors in Dementia4. Memory Systems in Dementia5. Motor Programming Disorders in DementiaPart 2: The Dementias: The major diseases and clinical syndromes6. Neuropathology of Neurodegenerative Dementias7. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy8. Frontotemporal Dementia9. Primary Progressive Aphasia10. Posterior Cortical Atrophy11. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration12. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia13. Vascular Cognitive Impairment14. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy and Cognitive Impairment15. Differential Diagnosis of Rare and Rapidly Progressive Dementias16. Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Dementia17. Mild Cognitive Impairment18. Preclinical Alzheimer's DiseasePart 3: Assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment: From principles to practice19. Dementia Screening and Mental Status Examination in Clinical Practice20. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia21. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: An Overview22. Neuroimaging, Cerebrospinal Fluid Markers, and Genetics Testing in Dementia23. Pharmacological Therapies for AD: Clinical Trials and Future Directions24. Management of Agitation, Aggression and Psychosis associated with Alzheimer's disease25. Management of Depression, Apathy, and Sexualized Inappropriate Behavior in Dementia26. Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia27. The role of the family in the care and management of patients with dementia28. Mental Competence and Legal Issues in Dementia Care