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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Edited by Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens, Jeffery Cummings

© 2006 – CRC Press

224 pages

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A progress report on the cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, this important volume has particular emphasis on topics that are applicable to clinical practice.

In this latest instalment, Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens and Jeffrey Cummings cover some of the emerging therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease, including:

* statins

* GAG minetics

* immunotherapy

* the use of hormonal therapy and atypical anti-psychotic agents in the treatment of other related dementias.

Also summarizing current understanding of the pathophysiology of mild cognitive impairment, as well as research into tau pathologies, this is a key addition to literature in the area.

Table of Contents

1. Neuropathology of MCI 2. CSF in AD and MCI 3. Executive Dysfunction in MCI and Alzheimer’s Disease 4. GAG Minetics in Alzheimer’s Disease 5. Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease 6. Statins for Alzheimer’s Disease 7. Insulin Resistance in Alzheimer’s Disease – A Novel Therapeutic Target 8. Atypical Antipsychotics in Dementia 9. Agitation in Dementia 10. Treatment of Vascular Risk Factors in Alzheimer's Disease 11. Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis 12. Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Parkinson Disease Dementia 13. Modern Applications of EEG in Dementia Diagnosis

About the Editors

Serge Gauthier MD is Professor and Director, The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (Le Centre McGill D'Études sur le Vieillissement), St Mary's Hospital Center, Montréal PQ, Canada. He is the editor of Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease [2nd ed] (Martin Dunitz 1999), Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer’s Disease (Martin Dunitz 1998), Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Annual (Dunitz 2000, 2001, 2002) and author of Alzheimer’s Disease in Primary Care [2nd ed] (Martin Dunitz 1999).

Philip Scheltens MD, Department of Neurology, Vrije University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the editor of White Matter Disease (Karger 1997), Magnetic Resonance in Dementia (Springer 2002), Dementie Handboek (Academic Pharmaceutical 2002).

Jeffrey L Cummings MD is Director, UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Chief, Behavioural Sciences Section, Psychiatry Service, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 90024, USA. He is the author of Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment and Long-Term Management (Marcel Dekker 1990), Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology (American Psychiatric Press 1995), Contemporary Behavioural Neurology (Butterworth-Heinemann 1996), Dementia: A Clinical Approach [2nd ed] (Butterworth-Heinemann 1992), Parkinson’s Disease: Neurobehavioural Aspects (OUP 1992); and the editor of The Neuropsychiatry of Limbic and Subcortical Disorders (American Psychiatric Press 1998), Subcortical Dementia (OUP 1990), and The Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry (American Psychiatric Press 1994), Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Annual (Dunitz 2000, 2001, 2002).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Neurology