Now in its Second Edition, this text is the most up-to-date reference on the evaluation and treatment of neurologic problems in older adults. The book is organized so that clinicians can quickly look up either a patient's symptom(s) or a disease, and includes medication charts and diagnostic algorithms. Psychosocial issues such as driving and long-term care options are also addressed. This edition has more information on EMG, evoked potentials, other clinical neurophysiologic procedures, brain imaging, PET scans for dementia screening, and functional imaging in patients with cognitive changes. Updated information on new anti-parkinsonian agents and paraneoplastic syndromes is also included.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: WHAT MAKES THE OLDER ADULT UNIQUE?: Gerontology & Neurology, R.A. Reichard / Neurological Examination of the Older Adult, J.I. Sirven & E. Mancall / Imaging of the Aging Brain, M.D. Hollander & A.E. Flanders / Diagnostic Tests in the Older Adult: EEG, J.F. Drazkowski / Diagnostic Tests in the Older Adult: EMG, B.P. Goodman / Age Related Changes in Pharmacokinetics, Drug Interactions & Adverse Effects, J.C. Cloyd & J.M. Conway / Neurologic Considerations in the Postmenopausal Woman, J. Liporace, K. Willcox & D. Thomas / Cognitive Changes Associated with Normal Aging, J.L. Pickholtz & B.L. Malamut COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS IN THE OLDER ADULT: Transient Loss of Consciousness: Syncope & Seizure, M. Nei & R.T. Ho / Dizziness & Vertigo in Older Adults, J.S. Durmer & D. Solomon / Definition & Epidemiology of Falls & Gait Disorders, N.B. Alexander / Interventions for Preventing & Treating Falls, S. Segebart / Acquired Disorders of Swallowing, Cognition, Speech & Language in the Older Adult, K.T. McNett & A.P. Fary Armbruster / Tremor, T. Simuni / Neuro-Ophthalmology, B.J. Osborne, R. Foroozan & M.L. Moster / Sleep in the Older Person, A.Y. Avidan / Headaches, D.W. Dodick & D.J. Capobianco / Back & Neck Pain, H.G. Deen, Jr. / Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction in the Elderly, E.Y. Ko, S.S. Vaish, D.E. Novicki, D.M. Wingerchuk & E.M. Frohman SPECIFIC NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE OLDER ADULT: Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease, S.E. Kasner, J.A. Chalela & S.L. Hickenbottom / Cognitive Effects of Stroke & Hemorrhage, H.J. Riordan & L.A. Flashman / Spontaneous & Traumatic Cerebral Hemorrhage in the Elderly, E.F.M. Wijdicks / Cognitive Effects of Head Trauma in the Older Adult, L.M. Ryan & J.R. O'Jile / Dementia: Risk Factors & Genetics, R.J. Caselli / Diagnostic Evaluation & Treatment of Dementia, B.K. Woodruff / Dementia: Behavioral & Cognitive Aspects, B.L. Malamut & L.M. Ryan / Mild Cognitive Impairment & Role of Imaging, L.A. Flashman, B.L. Malamut & A.J. Saykin / Movement Disorders in the Older Adult, N.A. Dahodwala & H. Hurtig / Cognitive Effects of Parkinson's Disease & Other Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders, J.R. Steinerman, E. Noe & Y. Stern / Diseases of the Spinal Cord & Vertebrae, H.G. Deen, Jr. / Common Peripheral Neuropathies in the Older Adult, C. Hoffman Snyder & B.E. Smith / Neuromuscular Diseases of the Older Adult, M.A. Ross & J.K. Seneviratne / Nonviral Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System, K.L. Roos / Viral Illnesses of the Nervous System in the Elderly, M. Nagel & J.R. Corboy / Neuro-oncology of the Elderly, J.E. Hammack / Introduction: Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease, J.I. Sirven / Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Cardiology & Pulmonary, M.D. Bhakta / Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease: GI & Endocrine, V.L. Shanker / Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Disturbances of the Kidneys, Electrolytes, Water Balance, Hematology/Oncology, Alcohol in the Iatrogenic Conditions, K.M. Biglan / Acute & Chronic Seizure in the Older Adult, K.H. Noe & J.I. Sirven PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN THE OLDER ADULT: Recognition & Management of Late Life Mood Disorders, J.M. Ellison & G.L. Gottlieb / Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Older Adults, J.J. Bortz / Long-Term Care Options for the Aging, D.W. Frazer / Ethical Legal Issues in the Care of Older Patients with Neurologic Illnesses, B.D. James & J.H.T. Karlawish / Driving in the Elderly with Medical Conditions, J.F. Drazkowski Resources