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Author: David Ames; Alistair S Burns; John O'Brien, DM.
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

A new, fourth edition of our comprehensive multi-authored work on dementia.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ames; Alistair S Burns; John O'Brien, DM.
ISBN: 9780340987278 0340987278
OCLC Number: 651072994
Notes: "With vitalsource ebook"--Cover.
Description: xxx, 792 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Dementia: General Aspects Dementia: historical overview The lived experience of dementia Prevalence and incidence of dementia Criteria for the diagnosis of dementia Assessment of the patient with apparent dementia Screening and assessment instruments for the detection and measurement of cognitive impairment Neuropsychological assessment of dementia Neuropsychiatric aspects of dementia Measurement of neuropsychiatric symptoms, behavioural disturbance and quality of life Cross-cultural issues in the assessment of cognitive impairment Structural brain imaging Functional brain imaging and connectivity in dementia Molecular brain imaging in dementia The neurophysiology of dementia Family carers of people with dementia One caregivers view Dementia care in the community: challenges for primary health and social care Managing co-morbidities and general hospital admissions for people with dementia The role of nursing in the management of dementia Social work and care/case management in dementia Occupational therapy in dementia care The role of the speech and language therapist in the assessment and management of the person with dementia The role of physiotherapy in the management of dementia Therapeutic effects of music in people with dementia Non-pharmacological therapies to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: what works and what doesn't A predominantly psychosocial approach to behaviour problems in dementia: treating causality Drug treatments for the behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia Psychological approaches for the practical management of cognitive impairment in dementia Sexuality and dementia Residential care for people with dementia Design and dementia Legal issues and dementia Driving and dementia Quality of life in dementia: conceptual and practical issues Ethical issues and dementia End-of-life decisions and dementia Care and management of the patient with advanced dementia Alzheimer associations and societies Health economic aspects of dementia The global challenge of dementia: what can be done Development of a national strategy for dementia: dementia and policy in the UK The pharmaceutical industry and dementia: how can clinicians, researchers and industry work together ethically for the betterment of people with dementia and their families? Mild cognitive impairment Mild cognitive impairment: a historical perspective Clinical characterization of mild cognitive impairment Managing the patient with mild cognitive impairment Alzheimer's disease What is Alzheimer's disease? Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease The natural history of Alzheimer's disease The neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease Neurochemistry of Alzheimer's disease The central role of amyloid in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease Genetics of Alzheimer's disease Blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease Established treatments for Alzheimer's disease: cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine Drug treatments in development for Alzheimer's disease Stem cell therapies for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias Vitamins and complementary therapies used to treat Alzheimer's disease Prevention of Alzheimer's disease Trial designs The overlap and interaction between Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease Vascular factors and Alzheimer's disease Cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment What is vascular cognitive impairment? The neuropathology of vascular dementia Therapeutic strategies for vascular dementia and vascular cognitive disorders Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease Dementia with Lewy bodies: a clinical and historical overview Pathology of dementia with Lewy bodies The treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies Cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's disease Focal dementias and related issues Frontotemporal dementia Pick's disease: its relationship to progressive aphasia, semantic dementia and frontotemporal dementia The genetics and molecular pathology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration Semantic dementia Primary progressive aphasia and posterior cortical atrophy The cerebellum and cognitive impairment Other dementias and neuropsychiatric disorders associated with cognitive impairments Depression with cognitive impairment Schizophrenia, cognitive impairment and dementia Dementia in intellectual disabilities Alcohol-related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Huntingdon's disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseases Uncommon forms of dementia
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