Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder, and presents itself in many different forms. The most–common and well–known type of dementia is Alzheimer′s disease (AD) which accounts for almost 50% of all dementias. However, what happens if a patient isn t diagnosed with Alzheimer′s, but is displaying symptoms of dementia? What form of dementia could the patient have, and how would you diagnose it quickly to delay the aggressive progression of the disease?
Non–Alzheimer′s and Atypical Dementia focuses on the remaining 50% of patients; those with possible atypical or non–AD dementias. The title offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, discussing each form individually, considering symptoms, management and care plan strategies.
Written by an experienced editor team, Non–Alzheimer′s and Atypical Dementia provides a practical insight into the various stages of diagnosis using case studies and is essential guide for all neurologists and psychiatrists.
Notes on contributors, vi
1 Introduction, 1Michael D. Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura
2 The multidisciplinary evaluation of the atypical dementia patient, 6Michael D. Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura
3 Atypical Alzheimer s disease, 17Sharon J. Sha and Gil D. Rabinovici
4 Vascular cognitive impairment: Diagnosis and treatment, 30Helena C. Chui and Liliana Ramirez–Gomez
5 Frontotemporal dementia, 49David C. Perry and Howard J. Rosen
6 Lewy body dementias (DLB/PDD), 64Carol F. Lippa and Katherine L. Possin
7 Corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy, 77Suzee E. Lee and Bruce L. Miller
8 Repeat expansion diseases and dementia, 90Praveen Dayalu, Roger L. Albin and Henry Paulson
9 Prion diseases and rapidly progressive dementias, 103Leonel T. Takada and Michael D. Geschwind
10 Autoimmune dementias, 123Andrew McKeon and Sean J. Pittock
11 Toxic and metabolic dementias, 134Michelle Mattingly, Katie Osborn and Leon Prockop
12 Leukoencephalopathies/leukodystrophies, 150Gregory M. Pastores and Swati A. Sathe
13 Infectious causes of dementia, 170Cheryl A. Jay, Emily L. Ho and John Halperin
14 Rheumatologic and other autoimmune dementias, 186Laura J. Julian and Christopher M. Filley
15 Comprehensive management of the patient with an atypical dementia, 202Jennifer Merrilees, Cynthia Barton, Amy Kuo and Robin Ketelle
"This deceptively slim volume, looking more like an atlas than a textbook, is actually a thorough, carefully organized, and well–referenced text on atypical dementias. Unlike most multiauthor medical textbooks, this one is divided into discrete chapters on individual syndromes, with overlap only in the general introductory chapter, a chapter on multidisciplinary evaluation, and a concluding chapter on management of patients with all types of atypical dementias. I would recommend the book both as useful background reading and as a ready reference when a neurologist, psychiatrist, or internist
encounters a patient with any of the atypical dementias.....Overall, the book is a very useful volume to have on hand when questions arise about a patient with cognitive issues, as well as a book to read from cover to cover. As I noted at the outset, the book is exceptionally cohesive, with all chapters similarly outlined and topics skillfully organized, thus minimizing repetition. I have also found several of Dr Geschwind s articles about atypical and rapidly progressive dementing illnesses to be very useful, especially proposing the mnemonic VITAMINS to outline the causes of dementiasto" (Cogn Behav Neurol 29:4 Dec–16)