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Behavioral Neurology of Dementia



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The Behavioral Neurology of Dementia
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The Behavioral Neurology of Dementia is a comprehensive textbook that offers a unique and modern approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementing conditions in the twenty-first century. The coverage is broad, ranging from common conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinsonian disorders, vascular and frontotemporal dementia, to the more obscure such as Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease. Subtypes of mild cognitive impairment are presented and the early prodromes of neurodegenerative diseases are explored. Simple approaches to bedside mental status testing, differential diagnosis and treatment, genetic testing, interpreting neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging findings, and assessing rapidly progressive dementias, paraneoplastic syndromes, and disorders of white matter give guidance to both the novice and expert in dementia. The basic science of dementia is outlined in introductory chapters on animal models of dementia, dementia epidemiology and dementia neuropathology.

Table of Contents

Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Basic clinical approaches to diagnosis Bruce L. Miller; 2. Neurogenetics of dementia Huidy Shu 3. Frontotemporal dementia Indre Viskontas and Bruce L. Miller; 4. Alzheimer's disease Brandy J. Matthews and Bruce L. Miller; 5. Mental status examination Casey E. Krueger and Joel H. Kramer; 6. Neuropsychiatric features of dementia Edmond Teng, Gad A. Marshall and Jeffrey L. Cummings; 7. Neuroimaging in dementia Maria Carmela Tartaglia and Howard Rosen; 8. Epidemiology and risk factors Kristine Yaffe and Deborah E. Barnes; 9. Animal models of dementia Erik D. Roberson and Aimee W. Kao; 10. Neuropathology of dementia Marcelo N. Macedo, Eun-Joo Kim and William W. Seeley; Part II. Cognitive Impairment, Not Demented: 11. Cerebrovascular contributions to amnestic mild cognitive impairment Charles DeCarli, Adriane Votaw Mayda and Christine Wu Nordahl; 12. Mild cognitive impairment Brendan J. Kelley and Ronald C. Petersen; 13. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subgroups Julene K. Johnson; 14. Early clinical features of the Parkinsonian-related dementias Bradley F. Boeve; 15. Dementia treatment Bradley F. Boeve and Adam L. Boxer; 16. Dementia and cognition in the oldest-old Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Maria M. Corrada and Claudia H. Kawas; Part III. Slowly Progressive Dementias: 17. Semantic dementia John R. Hodges, R. Rhys Davies and Karalyn Patterson; 18. Progressive non-fluent aphasia Jennifer Ogar and Marilu L. Gorno-Tempini; 19. Cognition in corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy Paul McMonagle and Andrew Kertesz; 20. Cognitive and behavioral abnormalities of vascular dementia Jee H. Jeong, Eun-Joo Kim, Sang Won Seo and Duk L. Na; 21. CADASIL: a genetic model of arteriolar degeneration, white matter injury, and dementia in later life Stephen Salloway, Thea Brennan-Krohn, Stephen Correia, Michelle Mellion and Suzanne delaMonte; Part IV. Rapidly Progressive Dementias: 22. Prion disorders and other rapidly progressive dementias Michael D. Geschwind, Aissa Haman and Indre Viskontas; 23. Delirium masquerading as dementia S. Andrew Josephson; 24. Paraneoplastic disorders of the memory and cognition Luis Bataller and Josep Dalmau; 25. Dementia with Lewy bodies Caroline A. Racine; Index.

Author Biography

Bruce L. Miller is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, USA. Bradley F. Boeve is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Release date Australia
May 28th, 2009
Edited by Bradley F. Boeve Edited by Bruce L. Miller
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
48 b/w illus. 44 tables
Cambridge University Press
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