Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323286619, 9780323316101

Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia

2nd Edition

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Authors: Andrew Budson Paul Solomon
eBook ISBN: 9780323316101
eBook ISBN: 9780323316118
Paperback ISBN: 9780323286619
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd July 2015
Page Count: 276
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Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area.

Key Features

    • Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches.
    • Case studies have been incorporated into the chapters and facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions.

    Table of Contents

    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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    276
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © Elsevier 2016
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    eBook ISBN:
    9780323316101
    eBook ISBN:
    9780323316118
    Paperback ISBN:
    9780323286619

    About the Author

    Andrew Budson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Paul Solomon

    Affiliations and Expertise

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