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Dementia with Lewy Bodies
and Parkinson's Disease Dementia

ISBN 9781841843957
Published November 29, 2005 by CRC Press
284 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Filling a noticeable gap in the market for a new text solely focused on Dementia with Lewy Bodies, this book discusses cutting-edge topics covering the condition from diagnosis to management, as well as what is known about the neurobiological changes involved.

With huge progress having been made over the last decade in terms of the disorder's recognition as a common cause of cognitive impairment, its clinical features, its underlying neurobiology, investigative changes, and management, this is undoubtedly a much-needed work in what is an important and rapidly progressing field.

Table of Contents

Introduction, J. O'Brien, I. McKeith, D. Ames, and E. Chiu
Historical Background, G. Lennox
The Clinical Spectrum of Lewy Body Disease, E. Tolosa
Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for DLB, S. Gauthier
Epidemiology, C. Brayne
Neuropsychological Features, S. Salmon
Neuropsychiatric Features, J. Cummings and D. Masterman
The Neurology of DLB. Auronomic Dysfunction, D. Burn
Neuroimaging, J. O'Brien
Longitudinal Course and Mortality, Z. Walker
Pathology and Pathogenesis, R. Perry
Neurochemical Pathology, E. Perry
Molecular Biology and Genetics, J. Hardy
Pharmacological Treatment, I. McKeith and U. Mossiman
Non-pharmacological Management, J. Cohen-Mansfield
The Caregivers Perspective, M. Wilkes
Dementia in Parkinson's Disease, D. Aarsland
Less Common Lewy Body Disorders and Atypical Parkinson Syndromes, N. Quinn
Future Directions in Understanding and Treatment of Lewy Body Disease, J. O'Brien, I. McKeith, D. Ames, and E. Chiu

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John O'Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Wolfson Research Centre, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle, UK

Ian McKeith, MD, FRCPsych, FMedSci is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute for Ageing and Health, Wolfson Research Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle, UK

David Ames, BA, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, is Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne and Director Aged Psychiatry Services, St George's Health Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Edmond Chiu, AM, MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP, is University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow in Psychiatry of Old Age and Psychiatrist, Aged Psychiatry Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


'[This book] is comprehensive enough for experts and clear enough, with short relevant chapters, for generalists who want to know more about the subject.' - Age and Ageing, 35:2, 2006

'This is the major resource for information on an unfortunately common disease.  Any clinician involved in the care of patients with dementia should buy and read this book.' - Doody's Book Review Service