Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practices

ISBN : 9780199928453

Bradford C. Dickerson; Alireza Atri
688 Pages
192 x 256 mm
Pub date
Sep 2014
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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.


Part 1: Functional neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience of dementia
1. Cognitive Functions and the Cerebral Cortex
2. Neuroanatomy and Behavioral Neurology of Subcortical Systems
3. Executive Control and the Regulation of Goal-Directed Behaviors in Dementia
4. Memory Systems in Dementia
5. Motor Programming Disorders in Dementia
Part 2: The Dementias: The major diseases and clinical syndromes
6. Neuropathology of Neurodegenerative Dementias
7. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
8. Frontotemporal Dementia
9. Primary Progressive Aphasia
10. Posterior Cortical Atrophy
11. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration
12. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia
13. Vascular Cognitive Impairment
14. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy and Cognitive Impairment
15. Differential Diagnosis of Rare and Rapidly Progressive Dementias
16. Alzheimer's Disease & Alzheimer's Dementia
17. Mild Cognitive Impairment
18. Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease
Part 3: Assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment: From principles to practice
19. Dementia Screening and Mental Status Examination in Clinical Practice
20. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia
21. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: An Overview
22. Neuroimaging, Cerebrospinal Fluid Markers, & Genetics Testing in Dementia
23. Pharmacological Therapies for AD: Clinical Trials & Future Directions
24. Management of Agitation, Aggression and Psychosis associated with Alzheimer's disease
25. Management of Depression, Apathy, and Sexualized Inappropriate Behavior in Dementia
26. Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia
27. The role of the family in the care and management of patients with dementia
28. Mental Competence and Legal Issues in Dementia Care

About the author: 

Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Director, Outpatient Memory Disorders & Dementia Units, Associate Director, Clinical, GRECC, ENRM VA Medical Center, Boston, MA; Bradford C. Dickerson, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, Co-Investigator, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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