This book looks at dementia and considers topics including: diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; rapidly progressive dementia and its imitators; young onset dementia; depression and whether it is a cause or complication of cognitive decline; prodromal dementia; using psychotropic medications to manage problem behaviors in dementia; palliative care in advanced dementias; legal/economic/social issues in dementia; and assessing outcomes in dementia care. Essential reading for neurologists, psychiatrists, and gerontologists. Dementia is a devastating diagnosis for patients Dementia comes in many forms that can be hard to differentiate. Arriving at an accurate diagnosis without subjecting an already wary patient to unnecessary tests requires clinical acumen. Identifying the correct dementia, and determining a probable prognosis, allows agreement on appropriate management and care with patients and their carers. But how much testing is needed? What do the tests tell you? What management options are available? Dementia provides a progressive approach to help you identify and manage the many forms of this complex and devastating disease. Dr Quinn has assembled a team of expert neurologists and gerontologists to provide the foundation knowledge you need to develop the clinical wisdom for effective dementia care. Dementia clearly explains the diagnosis, investigations and management for Normal pressure hydrocephalus Mild cognitive impairment Alzheimer’s disease Vascular dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies Fronto–temporal dementia Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Dementia helps you diagnose and treat your patients more effectively.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
January 3, 2014
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