Neuro-Geriatrics

A Clinical Manual

Author: Babak Tousi,Jeffrey Cummings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319564846

Category: Medical

Page: 407

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This manual takes a multidisciplinary approach to neurological disorders in the elderly. Comprehensive and practical, it includes the most recent diagnostic criteria and immediately accessible visual care paths including the latest pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Covering a range of modalities, from the importance and impact of each disease to diagnostic criteria, genetics, laboratory and imaging findings, treatment and care paths, this book focuses on neurological conditions that occur commonly in older persons or which have a striking effect on their lives. The common types of dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, rapidly progressive diseases, seizure disorders and multiple sclerosis are covered. Issues commonly affecting this population, such as neurobehavioral symptoms and caregiver issues, are discussed. Neuro-Geriatrics: A Clinical Manual is aimed at any physician who treats the elderly with neurological disorders: neurologists, geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists, both specialists and general practitioners.

Neurogeriatrie

ICF-basierte Diagnose und Behandlung

Author: Walter Maetzler,Richard Dodel,Andreas H. Jacobs

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366257358X

Category: Medical

Page: 326

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​In diesem Buch werden die Funktionseinschränkungen des Alters beschrieben, die führend durch Erkrankungen des Nervensystems bedingt sind. Basierend auf der Internationalen Klassifikation der Funktionsfähigkeit, Behinderung und Gesundheit (ICF) werden die einzelnen Themen in Bezug auf Diagnose und Therapie dargestellt. Der Behandler wird so geschult, den Fokus der Arbeits- und Denkweise der Altersmedizin nicht primär auf die Grunderkrankung, sondern auf die Funktionseinbuße zu lenken und damit das Nutzen-Risiko-Verhältnis einer medizinischen Maßnahme sorgfältig abzuwägen

Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult

Author: Joseph I. Sirven,Barbara L. Malamut

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781769471

Category: Medical

Page: 642

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Now in its Second Edition, this text is the most up-to-date reference on the evaluation and treatment of neurologic problems in older adults. The book is organized so that clinicians can quickly look up either a patient's symptom(s) or a disease, and includes medication charts and diagnostic algorithms. Psychosocial issues such as driving and long-term care options are also addressed. This edition has more information on EMG, evoked potentials, other clinical neurophysiologic procedures, brain imaging, PET scans for dementia screening, and functional imaging in patients with cognitive changes. Updated information on new antiparkinsonian agents and paraneoplastic syndromes is also included.

Dementia, Fifth Edition

Author: David Ames,John T. O'Brien,Alistair Burns

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498703119

Category: Medical

Page: 934

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Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to keep up to date in all aspects of dementia. This book helps solve that problem. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field.

Geriatric Neurology

Author: Anil K. Nair,Marwan N. Sabbagh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111873064X

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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Aging affects neurological function leading to neurological disease As society grows older, so do the neurological problems associated with aging. These can be new neurological deficits due to the aging process itself, or the effect of aging on already existing neurological conditions. Neurologists will spend increasing amounts of time managing patients with age-related neurological complications. Geriatric Neurology brings together the wisdom of world-leading experts. They have crafted a new textbook to define this emerging subspecialty from basic science through clinical assessment and medical management to social aspects of patient care. Geriatric Neurology covers: The aging brain in neurology Assessment of the geriatric neurology patient Neurological conditions in the elderly Therapeutics for the geriatric neurology patient Management issues beyond therapeutics Comprehensive in scope but with practical focus for effective patient care, Geriatric Neurology provides top-of-class guidance for the management of elderly patients with neurological disorders.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry

Author: Norman L. Foster

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629529

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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The third edition of the popular Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry thoroughly reviews this clinical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in aging patients who display impaired brain function. In this text, world-renowned neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists provide practical application of the latest research for both experienced clinicians and those new to the study of neuropsychiatry for the elderly. The book provides a comprehensive approach to treatment and contemporary neuroscience: Addresses the reality of an increasing aging population and the accompanying psychosocial changes this brings for patients and caregivers. Focuses on the health care of patients with neuropsychiatric illness. Consolidating the continued explosion of neuroscience research and the understanding of human behavior as it relates to aging. Bridges the fields of geriatric neurology and geriatric psychiatry, emphasizing relationships between neuropsychiatric illness and the aging of the nervous system. Responds to advancements in the study and science of geriatric neuropsychiatry, as well as feedback from past readers and clinicians. Concise and organized for easy reference, the textbook is divided into four parts that disclose clinically relevant information within the context of the very latest in neuroscience research and clinical application, including: Clinical definitions of the essential neuropsychiatric syndromes and disorders commonly seen in the elderly and how these disorders manifest. Emphasis on the principles and special considerations essential for the safe and effective treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. Study of the importance of interactions among aging; psychosocial, family, and neuropharmacological elements; and brain stimulation therapies. In-depth review of the influence of the aging nervous system on the pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations, clinical course, and prognosis of neurological and psychiatric illness in the elderly. Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative specialty that draws from a diversity of fields including psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, gerontology, genetics, and molecular biology, to name a few. Incorporating these perspectives, this text is highly recommended for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurses, residents and fellows, and other clinicians interested in the study and treatment of the effects of aging on the brain.


Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 33, 2013

Healthy Longevity

Author: Jean-Marie Robine, PhD,Carol Jagger, PhD,Eileen M. Crimmins, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109950

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-oldónonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It features an international representation that includes Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, and North America. The Annual disseminates the most current research regarding this population and notes gaps in our knowledge. The book addresses ongoing demo-epidemiological changes regarding longevity, estimates of oldest-old populations, and prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases, frailty, and old-age dependency. The meaning of healthy longevity as a theoretical concept is explored. Grounded in the fundamental issue of whether or not the prevalence of poor health or poor quality of life inevitably increases with age, recent research and ongoing studies from a variety of perspectives are presented from several nations. The book clarifies the known and hypothetical factors favoring healthy longevity, from genes to social integration. Additionally, chapters explore gender differences in age trajectories and changes over time. Special attention is given to the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity. Key Features: Disseminates new scholarly research about a rapidly growing segment of the populationóthe oldest old Offers multidisciplinary and international perspectives about the factors that promote healthy survival and improve quality of life Addresses the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity Provides important information regarding health care costs for this population Includes the research of seasoned and emerging scholars

The Neurology of the Elderly

Author: Richard Godwin-Austen,John Bendall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447117581

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Traditional methods in the clinical practice of neurology have dominated clinical teaching in this specialty for about 100 years. Essentially these methods involve meticulous attention to detail and the recording of clinical facts. Thus the clinical history must be recorded chronologically, preferably in the patient's own words, and of the nervous sys followed by a carefully structured examination tem set out in such a way as to allow the precise localisation of the lesion or system involved. Clinical neurology taught and practised in this way has bred generations of neurologists throughout the world and raised the standards in the specialty to a level where clinical skills are probably unexcelled in any other specialty. With increasing availability and reliance upon non-invasive imaging techniques, the need for these skills in large areas of neurological practice has diminished. But perhaps more importantly, the classical clinical methods in neurology were developed when the elderly population was much smaller and when the specialty of geriatrics did not exist. As a result, much of the methodology is irrelevant or unreliable in of geriatrics will frequently the elderly population and the student find himself searching in vain in the textbooks of neurology for help in assessing an elderly patient with an atypical presentation (for example disturbance of balance or recurrent confusional episodes) of some common neurological disorder.

Recent Advances in Geriatrics

Author: Mario Barbagallo,Giuseppe Licata,James R. Sowers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489914838

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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This book, Recent Advances in Geriatrics, is based on the proceedings of the 8th Course of the School of Gerontology and Geriatrics held in Erice (Trapani, Italy) at the In ternational Centre for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" on March 20-25, 1997. This international effort was organized jointly by professors from the University of Palermo (It aly) and from Wayne State University (Michigan, USA) as a result of a cross-cultural col laboration of several years. _ The increasing average age of the populations in industrialized countries has re sulted in increased interest in the different biological, medical, psychological, and eco nomic aspects related to the health and social care of the elderly. Physicians and health care practitioners are realizing the need for a revised approach to geriatric care. Comprising contributions of clinicians and scientists from Italy and North America, the present volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to many gerontological and geriatric problems, examined from a scientific and a practical point of view. Several of the most important aspects of the aging process - the genetics of aging, body composition modification, immunological, endocrinological, and renal physiology changes - have been addressed. Data from a multi-center Italian study on centenarians is reported, to gether with an update on clinical and pharmacological approaches to dementia syndromes and economic and social aspects related to the care of the elderly.

Handbook of Outpatient Treatment of Adults

Nonpsychotic Mental Disorders

Author: Barry A. Edelstein,Michel Hersen,M.E. Thase

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489908943

Category: Psychology

Page: 684

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During the past several decades, the field of mental health care has expanded greatly. This expansion has been based on greater recognition of the prevalence and treatability of mental disorders, as well as the availability of a variety of forms of effective treatment. Indeed, throughout this period, our field has witnessed the introduction and the wide spread application of specific pharmacological treatments, as well as the development, refinement, and more broadly based availability of behavioral, psychodynamic, and marital and family interventions. The community mental health center system has come into being, and increasing numbers of mental health practitioners from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related professional disciplines have entered clinical practice. In concert with these developments, powerful sociopolitical and socioeconomic forces-including the deinstitutionalization movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the cost-containment responses of the 1980s, necessitated by the spiraling cost of health care-have shaped the greatest area of growth in the direction of outpatient services. This is particularly true of the initial assessment and treatment of nonpsychotic mental disorders, which now can often be managed in ambulatory-care settings. Thus, we decided that a handbook focusing on the outpatient treatment of mental disorders would be both timely and useful. When we first began outlining the contents of this book, the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor ders (DSM-III) was in its fourth year of use.

Clinical Geriatric Neurology

Author: Laurie Barclay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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This text aims to establish the principles of geriatric neurology and to provide an approach to neurological disorders in the older patient in a single volume. It aims to comprehensively address the complex issues of neurological evaluation, diagnosis and management.


Geriatric Neuropsychology

Practice Essentials

Author: Shane S. Bush,Thomas A. Martin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135423172

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

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The text provides a lifespan developmental approach to neuropsychology. It addresses the many issues in neuropsychological assessment that differ between younger and older adults. It describes the symptoms, neuropathology, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options of common neurological disorders associated with aging. It also addresses special considerations related to geriatric neuropsychology, such as ethical issues, family systems issues, decision-making capacity, cultural consideration, and medical/medication/substance use issues. Additionally, a list of resources for the elderly and their families is also provided.

The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias

Author: Mary Anderson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107273

Category: Psychology

Page: 468

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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

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 27, 2007

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Longevity

Author: Leonard W. Poon, PhD, DPhil,Thomas T. Perls, MD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115386

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Though exceptional human longevity has captured the imagination for millennia, it has been only in the past fifteen years or so that some of the secrets to very long lives are finally giving way to scientific inquiry. Written by an international group of experts, this year's review first considers the methodological and design dilemmas faced in conducting centenarian research. It then offers guidance in locating literature and data sources for primary and secondary information on centenarians and the oldest old. This section includes a list of the world's oldest persons and discusses the difficulties in compiling such a list. The remainder of the review is divided in three sections-the biology and genetics of longevity, the behavioral and social predictors of longevity, and methodological issues in qualitative and anthropologic approaches and the study of the very oldest old, supercentenarians, or those who live to 110 years or more. Data is drawn from studies undertaken among populations in diverse parts of the world.

Contemporary Geriatric Medicine

Author: Steven R. Gambert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468454277

Category: Medical

Page: 502

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This volume is the third in the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine series. As in previous volumes, information is presented in the form of easy-to read essays to bring the reader up to date on state-of-the-art develop ments in the area of geriatric medicine. Once again, a system approach is utilized. In addition, several new topics-including alcoholism, throm boembolic disease, and decubitus ulcer management-have been intro duced to enhance this volume's usefulness to the busy clinician and student. Each chapter is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all topics in the field, but rather to focus on issues currently receiving a great deal of attention. Our goal continues to be to create an exciting approach to contemporary issues in geriatric medicine. The editors are once again appreciative for having been given the opportunity to develop this series. Appreciation is also expressed to our professional colleagues, families, and administrative assistants, who have enabled this volume to reach fruition. As in the past, we thank, most of all, our elderly patients for providing the inspiration and impetus to improve our knowledge and understanding of the health care needs of the elderly. Steven R. Gambert, M.D. V alhalla, New York ix Contents Chapter 1 Geriatric Cardiology and Blood Pressure 1 Edmund H. Duthie, Jr., and Michael H. Keelan, Jr.

Geriatrics

Author: Patrick M. Kortebein, MD,Kevin W. Means, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 161705030X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Designed for the busy practitioner, Geriatrics presents 97 alphabetically arranged topics covering all major concerns in geriatric rehabilitation ranging from age-related changes to end-of-life care. The first section reviews topics related to normal aging and assessment methods to measure systemic changes. The second section addresses common aging-associated diseases and disorders affecting relevant organ systems, including neurologic, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and cardiovascular problems and other key concerns such as functional decline, incontinence, and visual impairments. The last section highlights special considerations such as aging with a developmental disability, exercise, pain management, polypharmacy, and rehabilitation in various healthcare settings. Taken together, the book catalogs the broad range of functional issues endemic in the elderly population and offers a quick reference guide for rehabilitation professionals providing high-quality clinical care to older patients. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings. All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick ReferenceTitles Offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

Alzheimer Disease

From Molecular Biology to Theraphy

Author: Robert Becker,Ezio Giacobini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461241162

Category: Medical

Page: 614

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Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment

A Cognitive Approach

Author: Robert L. Mapou,Jack Spector

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306448690

Category: Medical

Page: 362

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This text offers clinicians and students an introduction to cognitively-based assessment methods. Each chapter is richly illustrated with case examples and includes an overview, a summary of empirical findings relevant to clinical assessment, and a detailed description of a technique.