Alzheimer's Disease

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Gunhild Waldemar, Alistair Burns
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Alzheimer's disease - 124 pages
Part of the Oxford Neurology Library series, this second edition of Alzheimer's Disease is a succinct and practical introduction to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of Alzheimer's disease. This practical pocketbook contains 14 fully updated chapters on key topics such as pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacological treatments, and psychological symptoms. The introduction of new chapters on atypical presentations, end-of-life issues, and case vignettes ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of the possible causes of the disease, methods of diagnosis, and management techniques. Content is presented in a concise and easy to read format designed for quick reference, with helpful key points listed at the start of each chapter.

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an overview
2 Pathophysiology of Alzheimers disease
3 Epidemiology of Alzheimers disease
4 Clinical course of Alzheimers disease
5 Atypical presentations of Alzheimers disease
8 Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimers disease
9 Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in Alzheimers disease
10 Caring for people with dementia towards and at the end of life
11 Supporting the person with dementia and the caregiver
12 Safety legal issues and driving
13 The planning of appropriate medical and social care in dementia
14 Case vignettes

6 Diagnosing Alzheimers disease in clinical practice
7 Disclosing the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease

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About the author (2017)

Gunhild Waldemar, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Manchester, UK

Gunhild Waldemar is Director of The Danish Dementia Research Centre, in Copenhagen, and Professor of Clinical Neurology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research interests are clinical and epidemiological research and intervention studies in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Alastair Burns is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, at the University of Manchester, UK, and Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT), UK. His research and clinical interests are in mental health problems of older people, particularly dementia and Alzheimer's disease. He has published over 300 papers and 25 books.

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