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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-01-21
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

Author Biography

Joseph Quinn, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University
Dr. Quinn has served as a neurologist clinician in the Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center since 1994 and has served as Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core since 2007.
Dr. Quinn's overall research focus is on developing strategies for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specific research projects range from animal studies testing experimental agents, up to large national multi-center clinical trials of experimental drugs for dementing illnesses. The translation of ideas from the laboratory to the clinic is a particular interest, which is served in part by the Biomarkers core of the Oregon Alzheimer's Center. The Biomarkers Core helps develop blood tests and other disease markers for use in "proof of concept" clinical trials which are necessary to move treatment ideas from animal models to human subjects.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Series Foreword ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Dementia 1
Richard Camicioli

Chapter 2 Rapidly Progressive Dementia and its Mimics 15
Amy May Lin Quek and Andrew McKeon

Chapter 3 Young Onset Dementia: How Much Diagnostic Testing is Enough? 35
Anahita Adeli and Keith A. Josephs

Chapter 4 An Approach to the Problem of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 55
Norman Relkin

Chapter 5 Depression: Cause or Complication of Cognitive Decline? 67
David Mansoor, Sahana Misra, and Linda Ganzini

Chapter 6 Mild Cognitive Impairment 77
Ranjan Duara, David A. Loewenstein, Clinton Wright, Elizabeth Crocco, and Daniel Varon

Chapter 7 After the Diagnosis: Continuing Neurological Care of the Outpatient with Dementia 97
Anne M. Lipton

Chapter 8 Using Psychotropic Medications to Manage Problem Behaviors in Dementia 111
Lucy Y. Wang and Murray A. Raskind

Chapter 9 Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias 121
Ira Byock and Cory Ingram

Chapter 10 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Dementia 137
Amy Y. Tsou and Jason Karlawish

Chapter 11 Assessing Outcomes in Dementia Care 151
Joel Mack, Amie Peterson, and Joseph Quinn

Chapter 12 Primary Prevention of Dementia 163
Joseph Quinn

Index 171

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