Geriatric Neurology, Volume 167, serves as an update on the basic biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying the aging process, with an emphasis on neurological aging and state-of-the-art reviews on our understanding of vascular, cognitive, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases in the elderly. Developed with an eye to providing both the basic underpinnings of age-related changes and the clinical information necessary to aid in diagnostics and treatment, the book serves as a useful volume for students, basic and translational scientists, and practicing clinicians on how to understand and treat common neurological disorders in the elderly.
- Reviews the foundations of geriatric neurology, including the fundamentals of age associated changes in molecular biology, altered pharmacokinetics and psychopharmacology that make drug therapy in the elderly different from younger patients
- Contains major advances in our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases
- Features contributions from world leaders in geriatric neurology-the broadest, most expert coverage available
Section I. Foundations and Principles of Geriatric Neurology 1. Geriatric pharmacotherapy: Appraising new drugs for neurological disorders in older patients 2. Animal models of cognitive aging and circuit-specific vulnerability 3. Psychopharmacology and pharmacokinetics 4. Models of care 5. Neurologic examination in the elderly 6. Cognitive and neuropsychological evaluation of the elderly 7. Chronic neurological disorders and related comorbidities: Role of age-associated physiological changes 8. Autonomic dysfunction: diagnosis and management 9. Epidemiology of aging and associated neurological disorders: Prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer disease and other dementias 10. Neuropsychology of aging 11. Cognitive reserve 12. Neuroimaging in aging and neurological diseases
Section II. Neurological Disorders of Late-Life 13. Alzheimer disease 14. Parkinson disease
diagnosis and appreciation of comorbidities 15. Frontotemporal dementia 16. Recognizing and treating atypical Parkinson disorders 17. Down syndrome 18. The long-term consequences of repetitive head impacts: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy 19. Delirium in the critically ill patient 20. Vascular cognitive impairment: a preventable component of dementia 21. Stroke in the elderly 22. Gait and dementia 23. Assessment and treatment of major depression in older adults 24. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia 25. Epilepsy and aging 26. Sleep physiology and disorders in aging and dementia
Section III. General Topics in Geriatric Neurology 27. Urological function and dysfunction in aging: Diagnosis and treatment 28. Geriatric rehabilitation 29. Palliative medicine and end-of-life care 30. Headache in the elderly 31. Driving in the elderly in health and disease 32. The evolution of geriatric neurology