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
Paperback ISBN: 9780323286619
eBook ISBN: 9780323316118
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:
    23rd July 2015
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    eBook ISBN:
    9780323316101
    Paperback ISBN:
    9780323286619
    eBook ISBN:
    9780323316118

    About the Authors

    Andrew Budson

    Andrew E. Budson, M.D. is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, and Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Medical Director of the Boston Center for Memory, located in Newton, Massachusetts. His training included graduating cum laude from Harvard Medical School, being chief resident of the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Residency Program, pursuing a fellowship in dementia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and studying memory as a post-doctoral fellow in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University. Dr. Budson has had government research funding since 1998, receiving a National Research Service Award and a Career Development Award in addition to a Research Project (R01) grant. He has given over 425 local, national, and international grand rounds and other academic talks. He has published over 100 papers, reviews, and book chapters and is a reviewer for more than 40 journals. He has co-authored or edited five books, including Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, the second edition of which has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. He was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology in 2008 and the Research Award in Geriatric Neurology in 2009, both from the American Academy of Neurology. His current research uses the techniques of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In his memory disorders clinic at the VA Boston Healthcare System he treats patients while teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. He also sees patients in Newton at the Boston Center for Memory

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology and Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Newton, MA Newton U.S.A

    Paul Solomon

    Dr. Paul Solomon is a founder and the Director of the Boston Center for Memory in Newton, MA. He specializes in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience. Dr. Solomon is also an Investigator of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Solomon has received numerous awards including a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts, a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, and a National Needs Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, and two clinical research awards from the American Association of Family Physicians. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Education, and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology. Dr. Solomon has served on the Editorial Board of several journals and serves as an external reviewer for numerous journals and granting agencies. He has served on the advisory boards of the Northeastern New York Alzheimer's Association and the MA/NH Chapter Alzheimer's Association. He has delivered more than 500 lectures nationally and internationally widely at colleges and universities on age-related memory disorders and at medical centers and hospitals on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Psychology, Williams College Williamstown, MA, Newton, MA U.S.A.