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

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.

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.

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.

Alzheimers and Other Dementias

Author: Harry Cayton

Publisher: Class Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1859591485

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 220

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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.

Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics - E-Book

Author: Alison D. Murray

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742945

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Dementia is a massive and increasing global problem, with the current prevalence anticipated to double every 20 years as people live longer. Neuroimaging in dementia is recommended by most clinical guidelines and its role has traditionally been to exclude a mass lesion, rather than to support a specific diagnosis. All radiologists will be aware of a steady rise in the number of requests for brain imaging in old people, but what can imaging reliably tell us and what kind of imaging should we use? In affluent societies we now have a range of structural and molecular brain imaging techniques at our disposal, with specific ligands and sophisticated image analysis techniques now available for clinical use. However, we have difficulty justifying which patients to scan, using which modality and when. We know that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neuropathology contributing to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease but we also know from large post-mortem studies that most brain pathology in those who have died with a diagnosis of dementia is mixed. Thus understanding different diseases that can cause dementia, how these co-exist or interact and appreciating that not all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease is important. Equally important is awareness of individual differences in response to a neuropathological burden and what factors provide resilience against dementia that might be maximized to reduce or postpone its impact. This issue draws together contributions from experts in their fields to provide clarity to the topic in a comprehensive collection of articles.

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 Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Sonja. M. Lillrank,Pat Levitt

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791090053

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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Examines the symptoms, causes, and effects of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and demonstrates how various treatments affect the brain to help treat these disorders.

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.

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Author: Julian C. Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596557

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 169

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Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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.

Arzneitherapie für Ältere

Author: Martin Wehling,Heinrich Burkhardt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366248126X

Category: Medical

Page: 307

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Dieses Buch bietet sichere Arzneitherapie für ältere Patienten und wendet sich mit den folgenden Fragestellungen an die Fachärzte. Welche Besonderheiten es bei älteren Patienten gibt Welche Nebenwirkungen/Wechselwirkungeninsbesondere beachtet werden müssen und ggfs. als neue eigenständige Erkrankungen fehlinterpretiert werden können Welche Arzneimittel für ältere Patienten ungeeignet sind bzw. besondere Vorsicht erfordern Menschen im Alter über 65 Jahre bilden die am stärksten wachsende Bevölkerungsgruppe. Ältere Patienten haben häufig mehrere - oft chronische – Erkrankungen. Unerwünschte Arzneimittelwirkungen sind überdurchschnittlich häufig u.a. wegen: geänderter biologischer Eckdaten (Leberdurchblutung und Nierenfunktion vermindert, mehr Fett- weniger Muskelmasse) mangelnder Compliance Vielfachmedikation mit kaum vorhersagbaren Wechselwirkungen NEU Neueste Daten, Statistiken, Key Evidences Wertungssystem für Alterstauglichkeit von Arzneimitteln nach FORTA-Liste (top-aktuell nach 2. Delphi-Prozess 2015) Neue Inhalte, u.a. Suchterkrankungen Wechselwirkungen von Medikamenten mit Lebensmitteln (z.B. Grapefruit) oder mit pflanzlichen Arzneimitteln (z.B. Johanniskrautpräparate). Choosing wisely Die Lösungsvorschläge und Antworten für die tägliche Praxis: Medizinische Sicherheit: Welche Medikamente haben Priorität? Was kann/muss ich weglassen? Ökonomische Sicherheit: Bessere Arzneitherapie mit weniger Verschreibungen (= Einhaltung des Arzneimittelbudgets).

The Vanishing Mind

A Practical Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Leonard L. Heston,June A. White

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9780716721925

Category: Alzheimer's Disease.

Page: 191

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Discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases which produce a steady deterioration in the functions of the brain

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

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.

Ethnicity and the Dementias

Author: Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415954053

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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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.