With recent advances of modern medicine, more people reach the “elderly age” around the globe, and the number of dementia cases are ever increasing. This book is about various aspects of dementia and provides its readers with a wide range of thought-provoking sub-topics in the field of dementia. The ultimate goal of this monograph is to stimulate other physicians’ and neuroscientists’ interest to carry out more research projects into the pathogenesis of this devastating group of diseases.


Neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, gerontologists

Table of Contents

Neurobiology of Dementia Ed.: Dr. Alireza Minagar 1. Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration: insights from neuropsychology and neuroimaging Andrea C. Bozoki, Muhammad U. Farooq 2. Normal Brain Aging: Clinical, Immunological, Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Features Maria T. Caserta, Yvonne Bannon, Francisco Fernandez, Brian Giunta, Mike R. Schoenberg, Jun Tan 3. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in dementias and mild cognitive impairment H. Randall Griffith, Christopher C. Stewart, Jan A. den Hollander 4. Subcortical Ischemic Cerebrovascular Dementia Roger E. Kelley, Uma Menon 5. Contributions of Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging to Understanding Clinical Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment Amy J. Jak, Katherine J. Bangen, Christina E, Wierenga, Lisa Delano-Wood, Jody Corey-Bloom, Mark W. Bondi 6. Early Onset Dementia Alireza Minagar, Halim Fadil, Aimee Borazanci, Elhachmia Ait Ben Haddou, Mohamed Yahyaoui, Elena Korniychuk, Stephen L. Jaffe 7. Lewy Body Dementia Carol F. Lippa, Jennifer C. Hanson 8. Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Pathology in Alzheimer’s disease J.C. de la Torre 9. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Glen R Finney, Anahid Kabasakalian 10. Application of PET Imaging to Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment James M. Noble, Nikolaos Scarmeas 11. Reversible Dementias Glen R. Finney, Anahid K


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About the editor

Alireza Minagar

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Neurology, Shreveport, LA, USA