The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias
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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for psychiatrists and other health care practitioners who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, this textbook describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. It also considers a broader range of cognitive disorders and impairment in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before they reach the stage of dementia.Building on the editors' earlier work The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, this new book expands on its scope, with nearly twice the number of contributors -- all clinicians or researchers at the vanguard of the field. New to this edition are chapters on epidemiology, history of dementia, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, care of the late-stage dementia patient, prevention of dementia, and chapters devoted to:  Vascular cognitive impairment, emphasizing the importance of early detection with development of appropriate treatments and risk factor control Dementia with Lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies, describing differences in cognitive profile between synucleinopathies and Alzheimer disease Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral and language variants Traumatic brain injury, distinguishing between proximal and distal effects and risk factors for dementia later in life An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical volume for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful in daily practice for grading cognition, day-to-day function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. Whether used as a clinical guide or as a sourcebook on technical and scientific developments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an important reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, and other health professionals who deal with cognitively impaired adults.show more

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  • Hardback | 575 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 38.1mm | 1,610.24g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 11 Plates, color; 24 Halftones, black and white; 26 Line drawings, unspecified; 66 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585622788
  • 9781585622788

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This is a marvelous new and comprehensive textbook covering the dementias and related cognitive disorders. Everything a clinician would want to know about these difficult disorders is contained in this excellent textbook. * Doody Enterprises * The text is an important resource for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, whether they are reading it from cover to cover or using it as a reference. * Joseph Tonkonogy, M.D., Ph.D., Psychiatric Services *show more

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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for practicing psychiatrists or residents who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, the text describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. The book covers a broad range of cognitive disorders and impairments in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before the stage of dementia is reached. An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical tool for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful for grading cognition, function, and neuropsychiatric symptoms.show more

About Myron F. Weiner

Myron F. Weiner, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology; Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science; and Dorothy L. and John P. Harbin Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., is in the Department of Neurology at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in Dallas, Texas.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsForewordPreface PART I: Introduction to the DementiasChapter 1. Dementia and Alzheimer Disease: Ancient Greek Medicine to Modern Molecular BiologyChapter 2. Epidemiology and Impact of DementiaPART II: Evaluation and Diagnosis of DementiaChapter 3. Neuropsychiatric Assessment and DiagnosisChapter 4. Medical Evaluation and DiagnosisChapter 5. Neuropsychological Assessment in DementiaChapter 6. NeuroimagingChapter 7. Cognitive Disorders as Psychobiological ProcessesPART III: Alzheimer Disease and Other DementiasChapter 8. Alzheimer DiseaseChapter 9. Mild Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 10. Vascular Cognitive DisorderChapter 11. Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Other SynucleinopathiesChapter 12. Frontotemporal DementiaChapter 13. Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 14. Other Causes of DementiaChapter 15. Psychiatric Disorders in People With DementiaPART IV: Treatment of DementiaChapter 16. Pharmacological Treatment of Neuropsychiatric SymptomsChapter 17. Behavioral and Environmental ManagementChapter 18. Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer Disease and Mild Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 19. Management of Advanced DementiaPART V: Caregiving, Legal, and Ethical IssuesChapter 20. Supporting Family Caregivers Chapter 21. Legal IssuesChapter 22. Ethical Issues and Patterns of PracticePART VI: Dementias: The FutureChapter 23. Biomarkers for the DementiasChapter 24. The Molecular and Genetic Basis of Alzheimer DiseaseChapter 25. The Future of Dementia TreatmentChapter 26. Prevention of Dementia and Cognitive DeclineAPPENDIXESIndexshow more

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