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Management of Dementia, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Serge Gauthier, Clive Ballard

CRC Press

176 pages

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The second edition of Management of Dementia combines a balanced review of the latest knowledge and research in this area with practical guidance based on the authors' considerable personal experience in dementia care.

Topics include:

  • The diagnostic criteria of Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • Approaches to combat behavioural disturbances, depression, psychosis, and agitation
  • Suggestions for overcoming sleep disturbances
  • An update on the many genetic findings in Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Biological markers of Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • Symptomatic and disease-modifying treatments, including drugs and other potential preventive or stabilizing methods
  • Advice for managing the difficult later stages of dementia in long-term care
  • New assessment scales
  • Management of dementia using primary and secondary prevention
  • Drug treatments for patients with specific causes of dementia
  • Treatments based on an individual’s phenotypic and genetic features

Directed at practitioners who want to practice evidence-based medicine without losing sight of the patient, this volumr is designed to ensure physicians are dispensing the most appropriate pharmacology while also using other non-pharmacological treatments to their optimum effect. Concise and easy to read, the book provides readers with a full knowledge of the evolution of modern dementia care as well as the basis for understanding new developments as they occur.


"An excellent, helpful and practical book, and one that I greatly enjoyed. Unlike so many books I see, I believe I'll actually use this one." - Geriatrics and Aging (for the first edition)

"An excellent pocket reference." - The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (for the first edition)

Table of Contents



Behavioural Disturbances

Sleep Disturbances



Symptomatic Treatments for Dementia

Disease-Modifying Treatments

Long-Term Care

Assessment Scales in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

Future Perspectives



Subject Categories

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