1st Edition

Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia

Edited By John O'Brien, David Ames, Ian McKeith, Edmond Chiu Copyright 2005
    284 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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