Published in 1996: Alzheimer's disease is characterized by memory disturbances and changes in personality and is associated with aging, although it can occur in people under 65. It is a progressive disease, painful to witness as the patient's health declines. Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s), Diagnosis, and Care, with its complete and authoritative discussions, will help you understand all facets of this complex disease. This book addresses a broad spectrum of topics ranging from diagnosis, causes, treatment, epidemiology, genetics, risk factors, and care and management. Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s), Diagnosis, and Care is intended for a diverse audience, including practitioners and students, family members, and everyone who is concerned about this disease.
1. A Synthesis of Critical Topics in Alzheimer's Disease
Z.S. Khachaturian and T.S. RadebaughOverview and Historic Perspectives 2. Current Research on Alzheimer's Disease in an Historical Perspective
3. A History of the Morphology of Alzheimer's Disease
4. Putative Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
5. Descriptive Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease
D.A. Evans6. Methods of Screening for Survey Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Diagnosis7. Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
J.C. Morris8. Clinical Assessment of Patient with Dementia
9. The Use of Tests and Instruments in the Evaluation of Patients with Dementia
Biological Markers10. Heterogeneity of Alzheimer's Disease
11. The Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnostic Features and Standardization
S.S. Mirra and W.R. Markesbery12. Pathology, Neurobiology, and Animal Models of Alzheimer's Disease
J.C. Troncoso, B.J. Crain, S.S. Sisodia, and D.L. Price13. Neuroimaging Applications for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease
T.F. BudingerCause(s) 14. Intrinsic Biological Aging as Underlying Pathogenetic Mechanism
G.M. Martin15. Cerebral Metabolic Impairments
J.P. Blass16. The Metabolism of Apolipoprotein E and the Alzheimer's Diseases
A.D. Roses17. Neuroimmune Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease
P.L. McGeer and E.G. McGeer18. Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
A.B. Young19. Trace Elements in Alzheimer's Disease
W.R. MarkesberyTreatment 20. Clinical Drug Trials in Alzheimer's Disease: Methodological Considerations
L.J. Thal21. Pharmacological Approaches to Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease
D. Galasko22. Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
L. Shihabuddin and K.L. Davis23. Psychosocial Interventions
M.S. Mittelman and S.H. FerrisCare and Management 24. Inappropriate Behavior
J. Cohen-Mansfield25. Managing Problems in Dementia Patients: Depression and Agitation
L. Teri26. Overview of Psychosocial Factors Contributing to Stress of Family Caregivers
K.C. Buckwalter27. The Influence of Social Context on the Caregiving Experience
R.J.V. Montgomery28. Care for Families Facing Alzheimer's Disease: Primary Care Practice Implications from Research
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