Memory Disorders in Clinical Practice

Memory Disorders in Clinical Practice

1st Edition - February 5, 1988

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  • Author: Narinder Kapur
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165233

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Memory Disorders in Clinical Practice provides a comprehensive discussion of memory disorders, focusing on objective studies of memory disorder rather than simple clinical descriptions of memory impairment. The book is principally concerned with acquired neurological disorders, and so most congenital and psychiatric conditions are not covered in depth, although these are occasionally referred to where they relate to particular neurological problems. The book begins with a discussion of memory assessment in clinical practice, covering the assessment of specific memory deficits and memory test batteries. This is followed by separate chapters on memory deficits caused by cerebrovascular disease, cerebral tumors, penetrating and blunt head injuries, dementia, infections of the central nervous system, chronic toxic or deficiency states, epilepsy, and ablation/disconnection of cerebral tissue. The book concludes with Appendices containing sources for materials which may be of use in designing memory tests for the assessment of neurological patients; and sources for information/materials relating to the remediation of memory disorders.

Table of Contents


  • 1 Assessment of Memory Functioning in Clinical Practice

    Memory Assessment in Specific Clinical Conditions

    Assessment of Specific Memory Deficits

    Memory Test Batteries

    2 Cerebrovascular Disease

    Arterially-Defined Lesions

    Anatomically-Defined Lesions

    Episodic Cerebrovascular Disturbance and Related Disorders

    Management of Memory Deficits

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

    Summary

    3 Cerebral Tumors

    Cortical Tumors

    Subcortical Tumors

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Cerebral Tumors

    Summary

    4 Penetrating Head Injury

    Pre-Traumatic and Post-Traumatic Amnesia

    Anterograde Memory Deficits

    Retrograde Memory Deficits

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Penetrating Head Injury

    Summary

    5 Blunt Head Injury

    Pre-Traumatic and Post-traumatic Amnesia

    Anterograde Memory Deficits

    Rate of Recovery of Memory Deficits

    Management of Memory Deficits

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Blunt Head Injury

    Summary

    6 Degenerative, Demyelinating and Hydrocephalic Dementias

    Primary Degenerative Dementia

    Huntington's Disease

    Parkinson's Disease

    Demyelinating Disease

    Other Primary Dementias

    Hydrocephalic Dementia

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Dementia

    Summary

    7 Infectious, Metabolic and Related Diseases

    Infectious Diseases

    Metabolic Diseases

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Infectious and Metabolic Diseases

    Summary

    8 Toxic and Deficiency States

    Alcoholic Korsakoff's Syndrome

    Chronic Alcoholic Subjects

    Other Toxic Conditions

    Other Deficiency States

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Toxic and Deficiency States

    Summary

    9 Epilepsy

    Inter-Ictal Studies

    Ictal Studies

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders in Patients with Epilepsy

    Summary

    10 Ablation/Disconnection of Cerebral Tissue

    Leucotomy

    Commissurotomy

    Selective Cortical Resection

    Ablation of other Limbic System and Subcortical Structures

    Distinctive Features of Memory Disorders after Ablation/Disconnection of Cerebral Tissue

    Summary

    Appendix 1 Sources for Materials Which May Be of Use in Designing Memory Tests for the Assessment of Neurological Patients

    Appendix 2 Sources for Information/Materials Relating to the Remediation of Memory Disorders

    References

    Author Index

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: February 5, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165233

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