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Alzheimer's Disease – The Evaluation & Management of Dementia 2013 Product Image

Alzheimer's Disease – The Evaluation & Management of Dementia 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 70 Pages
  • Apollo Managed Care, Inc.

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementias, non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical management of this common cluster of disabling disorders. References. Web links/other resources

Preface

Introduction to this volume

References list for the introduction

Evidence-based Medicine web sites

Behavioral Health Care – Access to care

Introduction and differential diagnosis

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Contributing factors, potential

Initial assessment

Reversible causes of dementia

Diagnostic criteria for dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Brain scans (CT, MRI, PET) for the prediction and evaluation of dementia

CSF for Alzheimer Disease

Urinary tests for Alzheimer's Disease

Tau, BA-42 and Apolipoprotein E Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

Videopupillography tropicamide drop test

Screening examinations/tests for dementia

Clinical course and findings during progressive stages of Alzheimer's disease

Financial competence

Post-assessment care

AD in adults with mental retardation

Long term care

Reporting requirements

Decreasing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease – medications, nutrition

Alcohol

Exercise as a protective factor

Diet linked to good cognitive performance in old age

Fats in the diet – relationship to AD

Dietary niacin may be protective

Treatment

Nonpharmacologic therapy

Pharmacologic therapy

- Anti-psychotic drug therapy
- Estrogen therapy

Caring for the caregiver

Long-term nursing home care/Hospice care

Palliative Care

Ethical treatment considerations

Feeding tubes (added 10-03)

Algorithm

Genetic predisposition to dementia

Depression and cognitive function

References/Recommended Reading

Resources

National associations/organizations – Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Disease Web Site Links

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