This book has been specially designed to give practical help to those who have to deal with diagnosis and subsequent management of patients with memory dicturbance resulting from specific types of cerebral pathology.
The author achieves this by organising his book on the basis of clinical aetiology. While anatomical and psychological perspectives are introduced, the emphasis is on approaches which will help clinicians in the management of patients with specific neurological diseases. For example, the essential topic of differential diagnosis is given prominence throughout: the principles of diagnositc assessment are discussed in a separate chapter, and specific diagnostic features are outlined in each of the chapters dealing with individual cerebral pathologies. The author draws on his own extensive experience as a practising clinical neuropsychologist to describe and evaluate the range of existing memory test procedures, and suggest additional procedures as appropriate. Full references are also given for those wishing to develop their own assessment of therapeutic procedures.
Mainly intended for practising neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists, anyone whose work brings them into contact with patients suffering from memory disturbance will find this book invaluable.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Assessment of Memory Functioning in Clinical Practice. Cerebrovascular Disease. Cerebral Tumours. Penetrating Head Injuries. Blunt Head Injury. Degenerative, Demyelinating and Hydrocephalic Dementias. Infections, Metabolic and Related Diseases. Toxic and Deficiency States. Epilepsy. Ablation/Disconnection of Cerebral Tissue. Appendix 1: Sources for Materials Which May be of Use in Designing Memory Tests for the Assessment of Neurological Patients. Appendix 2: Sources for Information/Materials Relating to the Remediation of Memory Disorders.
As a source of information on the pattern of memory disorder seen in various cerebral diseases, it is unparalleled, and most neuropsychologists and neurologists could well benefit by having a copy. - Niall Cartlidge, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne in the British Medical Journal
Will be of particular use to those who regularly deal with memory impaired patients and wish to have state-of-the-art knowledge about the neurological conditions underlying impaired memory, how to assess such impairment, the best methods of management of each condition, and some information about what memory processes have been disrupted. - Andrew Mayes, Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, in Brain