Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sep 1, 2007 - Medical - 350 pages
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Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors.

Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

  

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Contents

The Dementia Interview
14
History
25
Physical Neurologic
33
Medical Psychiatric
57
Mild Cognitive Impairment
72
Definition and Diagnosis
80
Treatment of Alzheimer Disease
101
Vascular Dementia
128
PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED
185
WITH DEMENTIA
205
Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis
222
Assessment and Treatment of Depression
250
PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DEMENTIA CARE
273
Legal and Ethical Issues
293
Dementia Workup
314
Agitation Psychosis and Delirium
321

Dementia with Lewy Bodies
143
Frontotemporal Dementia
152
Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions
165
Caregiver Assessment
329
Index
337
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Page 332 - McKeith IG, Perry EK, Perry RH. Report of the Second Dementia with Lewy Body International Workshop: diagnosis and treatment. Consortium on Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Neurology 1999;53:902-905.

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