Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

A Practical Guide

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135074739

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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Working with the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease can be a major challenge for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental-health professionals. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc on the patient, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted period of anguish and anxiety for the patient’s family. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of experience as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently useful resource for psychiatrists and others who treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Now in its third edition, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias uses concise and clear language to outline the symptoms, effects and treatments used to combat the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias likely to be suffered by older patients. Enriched by case studies from his own clinical practice, Dr. Agronin creates a volume full of humanity, insight, and knowledge that is sure to inform and improve the habits and methods of any clinician who deals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Brian Draper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of the condition. Covering everything from assessment and diagnostic processes to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for carers, ethical and legal considerations, end of life decisions and the latest research and treatment developments, the book provides a complete road map for those supporting someone with the condition, in either a professional or personal capacity. The book will demystify the condition and increase understanding about why it occurs, current treatments and how it may be managed. Filled with useful information and advice, it will be an invaluable resource for relatives and carers, and a useful reference on the desk of any professional working with individuals with dementia.

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Neil W. Kowall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344099

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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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

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide

Author: Nataly Rubinstein

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936198134

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

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A practical, encouraging guide to caring for someone with dementia.

Psychological Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Sonja. M. Lillrank,Christine Elaine Collins,Pat Levitt

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118422

Category: Dementia

Page: 118

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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.

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629618

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders. Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment. Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms. Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management. Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing. Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts. In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Randolph W. Parks,Ronald F. Zec,Robert Smith Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 681

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This volume presents current research information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in a format suitable for clinicians. The authors address the principal components and neuropsychological features of dementia syndromes, as well as recent developments in brain imaging.

Tangled Minds

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Muriel R. Gillick

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452276475

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 273

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Drawing on the latest research on the causes and treatments of the dementia that strikes some elderly, a leading specialist offers a complete overview of the history and pathology of dementia

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Robert C. Green

Publisher: Professional Communications

ISBN: 1884735967

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and delirium, diagnostic tests in differential diagnosis, and identifying underlying conditions that can cause dementia are discussed. Covers drugs to treat cognitive symptoms, managment of agitation and behavioral symptoms, patient management, and support services.

The Spectrum of Hope

An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Gayatri Devi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

Author: James Warner,Nori Graham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508357

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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If you or a loved one are worried about Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, this pocket guide will help you to better understand the conditions, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Written by leading dementia experts, this book provides clear and concise information on: · Symptoms · Diagnosis and treatments · Getting help and support · Tips for people living with dementia · Advice for carers This is a fully-updated edition of the popular Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, which featured on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628948

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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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.

Neuroimaging Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Hiroshi Matsuda,Takashi Asada,Aya Midori Tokumaru

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431551336

Category: Medical

Page: 279

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This book describes the latest modalities such as tau PET imaging for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and also provides information on handling and analyzing imaging data that is not found in other books. In addition, it introduces routine imaging studies in the management of dementia in Japan. The prevalence of dementia has increased over the past few decades, either because of greater awareness and more accurate diagnosis, or because increased longevity has created a larger population of the elderly, the age group most commonly affected. Although only clinical assessment can lead to a diagnosis of dementia, neuroimaging in dementia is recommended by most clinical guidelines, and its adjunct role has traditionally been to exclude a mass lesion rather than to support a specific diagnosis. Neuroimaging may be also helpful for developing new strategies to achieve diagnoses as early as possible for therapies aimed at slowing the progression of neurodegenerative diseases manifesting dementia. Under these conditions, all clinicians and researchers who are involved in neuroimaging for dementia should decide which patients to scan, when imaging patients is most useful, which modality to use, how to handle imaging data from many institutions, and which analytical tool to use. This edition comprises contributions from leading Japanese experts in their fields.

Alzheimer's and other Dementias

Author: Julian C. Hughes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191628697

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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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.



Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine E-Book

Author: John E. Morley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323641504

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, devoted to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, is guest edited by Dr. John E. Morley of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Articles in this important issue include: An Overview of Cognitive Impairment in Geriatrics; Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Geriatrics; Treatable Dementias; Mild Cognitive Impairment in Geriatrics; Alzheimer’s Disease; Vascular Dementia; Lewy-Body Dementia; Traumatic Brain Injury in Geriatrics; Diabetes and Dementia; Behavioral Problems and Dementia; Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in Geriatrics; Cognitive Frailty in Geriatrics; and Nutrition and Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

A Practical Guide

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781767705

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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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.

A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's and other Dementias

Practical Tools with Spiritual Insights

Author: Megan Carnarius

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844098281

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Soul-searing, life-testing situations have what some call “fall-out blessings.” The book is about understanding some of the deeper lessons we are exposed to through caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We all want a cure. But in the meantime, while this illness is still with us, how can we create a quality of life for each person in each stage of the disease? How can we look deeper into situations that, at first glance, look hopeless and destructive in order to find opportunities for insight, inspiration, and great understanding of ourselves and those we love? How can we allow the full measure of the experience to unfold and be felt with as much of ourselves as we can bring to bear? This book will help people caring for those going through the difficult dementia journey find a way, through the tumultuous waves, to remain awake and open to the blessing of a journey that opens the heart, nurtures compassion, and ultimately enables each of us to be better human beings. It is also for those brave individuals living with memory loss illnesses, so that they be supported and allowed to live their experience fully in their own unique way, to express themselves, to love and be loved, and to be sheltered from harm—that with each stage of the progression, those around the person with dementia find ways to emphasize the loved one’s remaining strengths rather than spotlight their weaknesses. A person with dementia has a whole and well spirit and, in the broadest sense, their brain is a vehicle of self-expression; it does not define their essence. Finally, this book addresses head on the final stage of the disease, when the brain has exhausted all its compensatory ability and the individual is no longer able to take part in regular day-to-day life. At this advanced stage of the disease process, people with dementia are in a deep, internal state that caregivers generally cannot access and share. It can be a very disheartening time. This internal state separates the person with dementia from those around them; however, rather than thinking of it as a prison wall separating the person with dementia from the caregiver, it may be more helpful to think of the person having retreated into a cloistered existence for a while, affording them the time needed by the soul to attend to deeper aspect of the self on a spiritual level. This phase also allows those around the person to honor the vessel, or body, that has housed the loved in in this life and prepare to let them go. When ready the individual will know the time to leave, and if allowed, will let go. Coming from a rich professional background in caring, Megan Carnarius clearly outlines the different stages of dementia and highlights many practical aspects of dementia care, suggesting accessible tools for family and professionals alike. She also addresses the more subtle, spiritual dimensions of this illness with much compassion and understanding, offering new insights into areas that have not been explored in other books on the disease.

Caregiving in Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Author: Eric Pfeiffer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030021362X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients suffering from all forms of dementia, here distills the wisdom of those years for the benefit of caregivers confronting some of life’s most challenging days. Dr. Pfeiffer’s genuine compassion and wise advice are certain not only to reduce caregiver stress but also to improve the patient’s quality of life. In these pages are specific tips for all stages of caregiving, from the initial realization of the problem through mild, moderate, and severe stages of dementia, and even beyond, when a caregiver begins to resume a full life after the patient’s death. Dr. Pfeiffer identifies specific problems and provides practical solutions. He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.