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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 AspectsDementia: historical overviewThe lived experience of dementiaPrevalence and incidence of dementiaCriteria for the diagnosis of dementiaAssessment of the patient with apparent dementiaScreening and assessment instruments for the detection and measurement of cognitive impairmentNeuropsychological assessment of dementiaNeuropsychiatric aspects of dementiaMeasurement of neuropsychiatric symptoms, behavioural disturbance and quality of lifeCross-cultural issues in the assessment of cognitive impairmentStructural brain imagingFunctional brain imaging and connectivity in dementiaMolecular brain imaging in dementiaThe neurophysiology of dementiaFamily carers of people with dementiaOne caregivers viewDementia care in the community: challenges for primary health and social careManaging co-morbidities and general hospital admissions for people with dementiaThe role of nursing in the management of dementiaSocial work and care/case management in dementiaOccupational therapy in dementia careThe role of the speech and language therapist in the assessment and management of the person with dementiaThe role of physiotherapy in the management of dementiaTherapeutic effects of music in people with dementiaNon-pharmacological therapies to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: what works and what doesn'tA predominantly psychosocial approach to behaviour problems in dementia: treating causalityDrug treatments for the behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementiaPsychological approaches for the practical management of cognitive impairment in dementiaSexuality and dementiaResidential care for people with dementiaDesign and dementiaLegal issues and dementiaDriving and dementiaQuality of life in dementia: conceptual and practical issuesEthical issues and dementiaEnd-of-life decisions and dementiaCare and management of the patient with advanced dementiaAlzheimer associations and societiesHealth economic aspects of dementiaThe global challenge of dementia: what can be doneDevelopment of a national strategy for dementia: dementia and policy in the UKThe 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 impairmentMild cognitive impairment: a historical perspectiveClinical characterization of mild cognitive impairmentManaging the patient with mild cognitive impairmentAlzheimer's diseaseWhat is Alzheimer's disease?Risk factors for Alzheimer's diseaseThe natural history of Alzheimer's diseaseThe neuropathology of Alzheimer's diseaseNeurochemistry of Alzheimer's diseaseThe central role of amyloid in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseaseGenetics of Alzheimer's diseaseBlood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's diseaseEstablished treatments for Alzheimer's disease: cholinesterase inhibitors and memantineDrug treatments in development for Alzheimer's diseaseStem cell therapies for Alzheimer's disease and other dementiasVitamins and complementary therapies used to treat Alzheimer's diseasePrevention of Alzheimer's diseaseTrial designsThe overlap and interaction between Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular diseaseVascular factors and Alzheimer's diseaseCerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairmentWhat is vascular cognitive impairment?The neuropathology of vascular dementiaTherapeutic strategies for vascular dementia and vascular cognitive disordersDementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's diseaseDementia with Lewy bodies: a clinical and historical overviewPathology of dementia with Lewy bodiesThe treatment of dementia with Lewy bodiesCognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's diseaseFocal dementias and related issuesFrontotemporal dementiaPick's disease: its relationship to progressive aphasia, semantic dementia and frontotemporal dementiaThe genetics and molecular pathology of frontotemporal lobar degenerationSemantic dementiaPrimary progressive aphasia and posterior cortical atrophyThe cerebellum and cognitive impairmentOther dementias and neuropsychiatric disorders associated with cognitive impairmentsDepression with cognitive impairmentSchizophrenia, cognitive impairment and dementiaDementia in intellectual disabilitiesAlcohol-related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndromeHuntingdon's diseaseCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseasesUncommon forms of dementia
Responsibility: [edited by] David Ames, Alistair Burns, John O'Brien.


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