Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

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While most people are aware of the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease, few realize how many cases affect people below the age of 65. At present there is no specific treatment for the neurodegeneration of Alzheimer's disease; however, new drugs are being developed to ameliorate some of the neurotransmitter deficits arising from neuronal degeneration. This work comprises contributions on these and other issues, from leading specialists on this disease.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 colour and b&w images and line drawings
  • 1853173088
  • 9781853173080

Table of contents

Definitions and diagnostic criteria; pathophysiology of Alzheimer's syndrome; typical clinical features; non-Alzheimer dementias; neuropsychological assessment; brain imaging; electrophysiological tests; prognostic factors; global staging; cognition; functional anatomy; mood and behaviour management; AD symptomatic drugs under development - tacrine; stabilization strategies under development; associated medical conditions; quality of life; support of families; community based formal support services; institutional care; determination of competence; genetic counselling; future diagnosis and treatment.
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