Memory Loss - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416035978, 9781437737790

Memory Loss

1st Edition

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Authors: Andrew Budson Andrew Budson Paul Solomon Paul Solomon
eBook ISBN: 9781437737790
eBook ISBN: 9781455708109
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th June 2011
Page Count: 320
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Description

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 www.expertconsult.com are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image bank.
  • Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches.
  • Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance.
  • See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies.
  • Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests.
  • Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.

Table of Contents

SECTION I EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 1 Why Diagnose and Treat?...................................................................1

CHAPTER 2 Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss ............................................4

SECTION II DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 3 Alzheimer’s Disease.........................................................................43

CHAPTER 4 Mild Cognitive Impairment ...............................................................71

CHAPTER 5 Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson’s

Disease Dementia) ...........................................................................79

CHAPTER 6 Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive

Impairment ......................................................................................91

CHAPTER 7 Frontotemporal Dementia................................................................104

CHAPTER 8 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy .....................................................118

CHAPTER 9 Corticobasal Degeneration .............................................................128

CHAPTER 10 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.....................................................136

CHAPTER 11 Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease..............................................................143

CHAPTER 12 Other Disorders..............................................................................148

SECTION III TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 13 Goals of Treatment.........................................................................163

CHAPTER 14 Cholinesterase Inhibitors................................................................166

CHAPTER 15 Memantine (Namenda) ...................................................................184

CHAPTER 16 Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories...................193

CHAPTER 17 Future Treatments of Memory Loss .................................................199

CHAPTER 18 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss ............................214

SECTION IV BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS

OF DEMENTIA

CHAPTER 19 Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................220

CHAPTER 20 Caring for and Educating the Caregiver...........................................228

CHAPTER 21 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and

Psychological Symptoms of Dementia .............................................236

CHAPTER 22 Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................247

SECTION V ADDITIONAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 23 Life Adjustments ............................................................................259

CHAPTER 24 Legal and Financial Issues.............................................................266

CHAPTER 25 Special Issues...............................................................................271

SECTION VI CASE STUDIES..............................................275

ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES: (See inside front cover for details)

APPENDIX A Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions,

and Normative Data

APPENDIX B Screening for Memory Loss

APPENDIX C Our Current Understanding of Memory

Index.....................................................................................................................289

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437737790
eBook ISBN:
9781455708109

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

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

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

Reviews

The cohesive text is an appealing blend of personal experience and clinical anecdotes, and is supported by a firm command of the rapidly changing clinical literature. The writing is crisp, lucid and, above all, practice-oriented … Budson and Solomon are especially adroit in identification of controversies, knowledge gaps, and areas in which diagnostic criteria are ill-defined or difficult to apply (eg, fluctuating cognition in dementia with Lewy bodies). Readers are not abandoned without guidance; ambiguities are resolved by confident descriptions of personal approaches to specific situations … The book is an incredible compilation of practical advice. (Lancet Neurology, March 2012)

"From the point of view of the busy clinician working in the trenches but looking for a practical and cutting-edge guide, Doraiswamy said he cannot think of a better book, noting, ‘This is the clinical book of the year in our field.’" (Alzheimer's Research Forum review, December 2011)

"Few books provide both a comprehensive review and a step-by-step guide. I strongly recommend this book to all those who treat patients with memory loss—physicians, social workers, psychologists, nurses—at every level of training and experience." - P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.(Professor & Head, Division of Biological Psychiatry, Duke University, and co-author of The Alzheimer’s Action Plan)

"Memory Loss: A Practical Guide for Clinicians provides the assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic insights clinicians need to provide exemplary care to memory impaired patients. Don’t go to the clinic without it." - Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D. (Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, The Andrea L. and Joseph F. Hahn MD Chair of Neurotherapeutics)

"Designed for easy reference to satisfy the real time needs of clinicians in hectic clinical settings, I’m sure this volume will be dog-eared in short order given its clear no-nonsense style." - Neil W. Kowall, M.D. (Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center,Chief, Neurology Service, Boston VA Healthcare System)

"This book summarizes complex material in a manner that benefits clinical practitioners at all levels. This is an excellent addition to the library of professionals serving older adults." - Maureen K. O’Connor, (Psy.D., ABCN, Chief, Neuropsychology Service, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA)

"This is a very good addition to the books on dementias. With this book, the authors provide a resource for clinicians who will be caring for the more than 5 million individuals with memory loss, whether their degree is in medicine, psychology, nursing, social work, or therapies. Primary care providers, nurses, psychologists, and students will find this book a very practical, clinically oriented guide that helps them know what to do when sitting in the office with a patient complaining of memory loss. Specialists will find this book a wealth of up-to-date information regarding the latest diagnostic tools and treatments for their patients with memory loss."

— Eric Gausche, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

4 Star- Doody Rating, March 2013