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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

and Parkinson's Disease Dementia, 1st Edition

Edited by John O'Brien, David Ames, Ian McKeith, Edmond Chiu

CRC Press

268 pages | 42 B/W Illus.

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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.


'[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

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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

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