Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: Definitions, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Paperback | February 12, 2013

byGlenn E. Smith, Mark W. Bondi

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In 2011, National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association joint task forces released proposed criteria for Alzheimer' disease diagnosis. These proposals included revisions to the nearly 30-year-old NINDS-ADRDA criteria for Alzheimer's diagnosis and added criteria for diagnosis of MildCognitive Impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease. The same year the American Psychiatric Association proposed new criteria for major and minor neurocognitive disorders (the entities previously known as dementia and mild cognitive impairment, respectively). These new criteria reflect theresearch and clinical advances in identifying mild cognitive impairment and offer new opportunities for prevention, treatment, and management of neurodegenerative conditions. A major focus of this book is on the mild cognitive impairment prodrome of the common dementias. In addition to discussing the most common neurodegenerative conditions, many rare neurodegenerative conditions are highlighted. Most chapters include an autopsy-confirmed case presentation from theauthors' files. Following the case presentation, those chapters present current diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, neuropathology/neurophysiology, genetics, neuroimaging studies as relevant, associated clinical features, differential neuropsychological features and possible interventions for eachdisorder. The pace of change in research and practice in the field of normal cognitive aging and dementia is increasing almost as fast as the median age of the population. The massive baby boom population bubble is currently entering the age of risk for neurodegenerative conditions. Neuropsychologists willplay a major role in refining and applying these diagnoses, and in developing, testing, and refining interventions for these diagnoses, and in caring for this population. This book is intended to prepare neuropsychologists and others interested in neuropsychology to serve this fastest growingsegment of our population.

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In 2011, National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association joint task forces released proposed criteria for Alzheimer' disease diagnosis. These proposals included revisions to the nearly 30-year-old NINDS-ADRDA criteria for Alzheimer's diagnosis and added criteria for diagnosis of MildCognitive Impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's...

Dr. Glenn Smith is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and professor of psychology at Mayo Clinic In Rochester MN. He has served as principal investigator of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Education Core. Dr. Smith has had continuous research funding since 1994 and has authored or co-authored over 180 original ar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Role of Neuropsychological Measurement in MCI and Dementia Assessment3. Normal Cognitive Aging4. Mild Cognitive Impairment5. Alzheimer's Disease6. Vascular Dementia7. Tanis J Ferman: Dementia with Lewy Bodies8. Frontotemporal Dementias9. David P. Salmon: Atypical Dementias10. Interventions for the Behavioral Disturbances of Dementia