This third edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.
Myron F. Weiner, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Neurology, Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science, and Dorothy L. and John P. Harbin Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
ContributorsForewordIntroductionChapter 1. Clinical Diagnosis of Cognitive Dysfunction and Dementing IllnessChapter 2. Dementing Illness as a Psychobiological ProcessChapter 3. Medical EvaluationChapter 4. NeuroimagingChapter 5. Differential DiagnosisChapter 6. Psychological and Behavioral ManagementChapter 7. Drugs for Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive SymptomsChapter 8. Evaluation of Cognitive FunctionsChapter 9. Supporting Family CaregiversChapter 10. Legal and Ethical IssuesChapter 11. Mobilizing Community ResourcesChapter 12. Nursing Care for Persons With Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 13. Structuring Environments for Persons With Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 14. Advances in the Molecular and Genetic Basis of Alzheimer's DiseaseChapter 15. Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer's DiseaseAppendix A: Dementia QuestionnaireAppendix B: Mental Status ExaminationAppendix C: Neurological ExaminationAppendix D: Blessed Dementia Rating ScaleAppendix E: Washington University Clinical Dementia Rating ScaleAppendix F: Alzheimer's Disease Assessment ScaleAppendix G: Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Community Dwelling VersionAppendix H: Agitated Behavior in Dementia ScaleAppendix I: Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease ScaleAppendix J: Quality of Life in Late-Stage Dementia (QUALID) Scale Appendix K: Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)Appendix L: ResourcesIndex
In summary, this book will be a valuable reference for physicians and psychologists who treat the elderly. It will be particularly useful as a text for interns, residents, and fellows in psychiatry, neurology, geriatric medicine, and neuropsychology. * William W. Beatty, Ph.D., American Journal of Psychiatry *
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