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.
1: Dementia disorders: an overview, Roland Zahn and Alistair Burns
2: Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, Shelley J Allen
3: Epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease, Chengxuan Qiu and Laura Fratiglioni
4: Clinical course of Alzheimer's disease, Alberto Lleó and Rafael Blesa
5: Atypical Presentations of Alzheimer's disease, Matthew Jones and Jennifer Thompson
6: Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in clinical practice, Gunhild Waldemar
7: Disclosing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, Anne A Fetherston and Julian C Hughes
8: Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Krishna Chinthapalli
9: Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in Alzheimer's disease, Philippe Robert, Elsa Leone, Hélène Amieva and Renaud David
10: Caring for people with dementia towards and at the end of life, Louise Robinson
11: Supporting the person with dementia and the caregiver, Henry Brodaty and Katrin Seeher
12: Safety, legal issues and driving, Roy W Jones
13: The planning of appropriate medical and social care in dementia, Marcel GM Olde Rikkert, Irena Draskovic, and Myrra Vernooij-Dassen
14: Case Vignettes, Valeria Manera & Elsa Leone, Jennifer Thompson, Roland Zahn and Alistair Burns, Gunhild Waldemar
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