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5th Edition

Edited by David Ames, John T. O'Brien, Alistair Burns

CRC Press

914 pages | 84 B/W Illus.

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Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to keep up to date in all aspects of dementia. This book helps solve that problem. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field.


This edition maintains the format that made the book a very popular choice for clinicians working in the field of dementia, or for those who simply wish to brush up on their knowledge of the topic.The breadth of topics

covered here is a tour de force…readers will find that Dementia, 5th edition represents an excellent

reference and is money well spent.

Olivier Piguet, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Medical Journal of Australia

Table of Contents

Dementia: General Aspects. Mild Cognitive Impairment. Alzheimer’s Disease. The Overlap and Interaction Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease. Cerebrovascular Disease and Cognitive Impairment. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease. Focal Dementias and Related Issues. Other Dementias and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Cognitive Impairments.

About the Editors

John T. O’Brien is a professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, UK.

David Ames is director, National Ageing Research Institute and professor of Ageing and Health within the University of Melbourne Department of Psychiatry, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age.

Alistair Burns is professor of Old Age Psychiatry and vice dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester, clinical director for the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) and an honorary consultant old age psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT).

Subject Categories

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