Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia. A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3684184
  • Book
  • 276 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at [external URL] are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses.

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SECTION I: EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS

1. Why Diagnose and Treat Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia?

2. Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss or Dementia

SECTION II: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS

3. Approach to the Patient with Memory Loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, or Dementia

4. Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer's Disease

5. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson's Disease Dementia)

6. Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment

7. Primary Progressive Aphasia & Other Disorders of Speech

8. Frontotemporal Dementia

9. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

10. Corticobasal Degeneration

11. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

12. Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease

13. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

14. Other Disorders That Disrupt Memory

SECTION III: TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS

15. Goals of Treatment of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

16. Cholinesterase Inhibitors

17. Memantine (Generic and Namenda XR)

18. Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories

19. Future Treatments of Memory Loss

20. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss

SECTION IV: BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA

21. Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

22. Caring For and Educating the Caregiver

23. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

24. Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

SECTION V: ADDITIONAL ISSUES

25. Life Adjustments

26. Legal and Financial Issues

27. Special Issues

ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions, and Normative Data

APPENDIX B: Screening for Memory Loss

APPENDIX C: Our Current Understanding of Memory

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Budson, Andrew E. Neurology Service, Section of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Alzheimer's Disease Center & Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; The Boston Center for Memory, Newton, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT.

Solomon, Paul R. Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience,
Williams College, Williamstown, MA;
The Boston Center for Memory, Newton, MA;
The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT.
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