Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Gunhild Waldemar,Alistair Burns
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0198779801
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

Part of the Oxford Neurology Library series, this second edition of Alzheimer's Disease is a succinct and practical introduction to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of Alzheimer's disease. This practical pocketbook contains 14 fully updated chapters on key topics such as pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacological treatments, and psychological symptoms. The introduction of new chapters on atypical presentations, end-of-life issues, and case vignettes ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of the possible causes of the disease, methods of diagnosis, and management techniques. Content is presented in a concise and easy to read format designed for quick reference, with helpful key points listed at the start of each chapter.

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management
Author: Richard A. C. Hughes,Michael Brainin,Nils Erik Gilhus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405172339
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Handbook of Neurological Management Book Excerpt:

The European Handbook of Neurological Management, published in collaboration with the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), is a unique book that brings together peer-reviewed guidelines for the treatment and management of neurological disease. For the first time, neurologists can find advice on management aspects of most neurological disorders that is either evidence-based or, where the evidence is inadequate, the consensus guidance of an international European panel of experts. The guidelines fall naturally into sections that cover: Investigation: cerebrospinal fluid analysis, imaging, diagnostic antibodies and skin biopsy Major neurological diseases: stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, mild traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease Neuromuscular diseases: motor neuron disease, inflammatory neuropathy, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis Infections: HIV infection and encephalitis Neurological problems: treatment of neuropathic pain, acute relapses of multiple sclerosis and status epilepticus, to name but a few Sleep disorders: Narcolepsy, other sleep disorders and restless legs syndrome Cognitive rehabilitation. The European Handbook of Neurological Management is a book that any neurologist, without regard to national boundaries, will find a useful aid in the day-to-day management of neurological disease.

Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer   s Disease
Author: Ralph W. Richter,Brigitte Zoeller Richter
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2013-03-24
ISBN: 9781475744859
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating and dehumanizing illness affecting increasingly large numbers of elderly and even middle-aged persons in a worldwide epidemic. Alzheimer’s Disease: A Physician’s Guide to Practical Management was written by selected clinicians and scientists who represent some of the world’s leading centers of excellence in AD research. The editors are proud and grateful for their profound contributions. This book is particularly designed to assist physicians and other health-care professionals in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with AD. At the same time, by illuminating the basic scientific background, we hope to provide state-of-the art information about the disease and possible future therapeutic strategies. The recent psychiatric treatment aspects of AD are also clearly presented. Because the early diagnosis of the dementia process is now considered of increasing importance, we focus particularly in several chapters on early changes and preclinical conditions, such as mild cognitive impairment and predementia AD.

Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer   s Disease
Author: Arun Jha,Kaushik Mukhopadhaya
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 3030567397
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

This book provides a practically focused resource on the methodologies available for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. The number of individuals affected by the disease continues to grow and as such there is an ever-increasing need for clear easy-to-digest guidance on how to appropriately diagnose and treat these patients. Within this work, chapters provide concise informative details of what this form of dementia is, how it can be diagnosed, managed and prevented making it ideal for those with limited experience in dealing with these patients. Information is provided on how to use a variety of the latest relevant techniques including mental state examinations, functional assessments, special investigations and the available drug treatments. Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment Guide is a concise clinical guide detailing how to diagnose and treat these patients. It’s easy-to-follow ideal for use by front-line physicians and trainees, who have no previous experience of diagnosing and treating this disease. The assessment component of the book is based on the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Plan (mhGAP) Dementia Intervention Guide for non-specialized settings.

Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Zaven S Khachaturian,Teresa S. Radebaugh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 042953597X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

Published in 1996: Alzheimer's disease is characterized by memory disturbances and changes in personality and is associated with aging, although it can occur in people under 65. It is a progressive disease, painful to witness as the patient's health declines. Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s), Diagnosis, and Care, with its complete and authoritative discussions, will help you understand all facets of this complex disease. This book addresses a broad spectrum of topics ranging from diagnosis, causes, treatment, epidemiology, genetics, risk factors, and care and management. Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s), Diagnosis, and Care is intended for a diverse audience, including practitioners and students, family members, and everyone who is concerned about this disease.

Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Ahmed Moustafa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN: 0128213353
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

Nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or related dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer’s Disease International organization. That number is expected to double every 20 years. Unlike other books on the market, Alzheimer's Disease: Understanding Biomarkers, Big Data, and Therapy covers recent advancements in cognitive, clinical, neural, and therapeutic aspects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. First, readers are introduced to cognitive and clinical studies, focusing on the different types of memory impairment, past and future thinking. This includes the prevalence of depression, its relationship to other symptoms, and the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the book discusses recent studies on memory dysfunction in advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease, in comparison to early-stage, including a chapter on the underlying factors in the transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Following this section, the book presents recent studies on the role of different cortical and subcortical structures in the development of various symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as different neural biomarkers underlying the development and treatment of the disease. In the last section of the book, therapeutic aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on behavioral and pharmacological treatments of sleep disorders, memory problems, and depression, are reviewed. The book aids readers in understanding the advances in research and care, making it a prime tool for all clinicians, psychologists, researchers, neurologists, and caregivers of dementia patients. Reviews recent developments of cognitive and clinical studies Covers factors underlying the transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease Discusses different neural biomarkers underlying the development and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Provides a comparison of the effectiveness of various types of treatments

International Neurology

International Neurology
Author: Robert P. Lisak,Daniel D. Truong,William M. Carroll,Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN: 1118777344
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Neurology Book Excerpt:

This unique textbook deals with the variations in the causes, presentations and treatment of neurological disease throughout human populations. International Neurology is an indispensable guide to the full range of neurological conditions you will see in your ever-changing patient population. Comprehensive coverage of neurological diseases and disorders with a clinical approach to diagnosis, treatment and management Truly international authorship distils expert knowledge from around the world Succinct, bite-sized, templated chapters allow for rapid clinical referral Further reading recommendations for each chapter guide readers requiring more depth of information Endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology

Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer Disease
Author: Gérard Emilien,Cécile Durlach,Kenneth L. Minaker,Bengt Winblad,Serge Gauthier,Jean-Marie Maloteaux
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2003-12-17
ISBN: 9783764324261
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer Disease Book Excerpt:

Alzheimer disease (AD) has become the most common form of dementia in industrialized countries and represents an increasing burden at the economic, social and medical level. In discussing both the biological aspects of AD as well as the cognitive functions involved, Alzheimer Disease - Neuropsychology and Pharmacology presents a comprehensive picture of the pathology and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Basic research including animal models, molecular and genetic aspects is also taken into consideration. In part I, the biological correlates of AD are discussed. In part II the neuropsychological aspects such as cognitive impairment, loss of functional autonomy and emergence of neuropsychiatric disturbances of AD are outlined. In part III, strategies for effective treatment and prevention of AD are discussed. This book will be a useful source of information for clinicians as well as researchers in the area of neuropharmacology.

Geriatric Neurology

Geriatric Neurology
Author: Anil K. Nair,Marwan N. Sabbagh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN: 1118730682
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Aging affects neurological function leading to neurological disease As society grows older, so do the neurological problems associated with aging. These can be new neurological deficits due to the aging process itself, or the effect of aging on already existing neurological conditions. Neurologists will spend increasing amounts of time managing patients with age-related neurological complications. Geriatric Neurology brings together the wisdom of world-leading experts. They have crafted a new textbook to define this emerging subspecialty from basic science through clinical assessment and medical management to social aspects of patient care. Geriatric Neurology covers: The aging brain in neurology Assessment of the geriatric neurology patient Neurological conditions in the elderly Therapeutics for the geriatric neurology patient Management issues beyond therapeutics Comprehensive in scope but with practical focus for effective patient care, Geriatric Neurology provides top-of-class guidance for the management of elderly patients with neurological disorders.

Management of Patients with Dementia

Management of Patients with Dementia
Author: Kristian Steen Frederiksen,Gunhild Waldemar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 3030779041
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Patients with Dementia Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overall introduction to the medical management of dementia with chapters dedicated to specific topics such as pain, epilepsy, vascular risk factors in dementia and review of medication, which are often not addressed in books on the subject, and thereby filling a gap in the field. Chapters are supplemented with cases to highlight key concepts and treatment approaches, and to provide the reader with the possibility to reflect on management options and the readers ́ own current practice. This book is aimed at clinicians of different specialties (mainly neurology, psychiatry, geriatric medicine and general practice/family medicine) who manage patients with dementia on a regular basis, and thus provides useful guidance to be used in the clinic.

Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer s

Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer s
Author: Shuvendu Sen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 0757319955
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer s Book Excerpt:

Who among us is not affected by issues such as stress, depression, personality and behavioral changes, agitation, hypertension or high cholesterol—to name a few? Did you know that these are some of the cognitive and biological deficiencies that are associated with Alzheimer's? It is estimated that 5.4 million people in the U.S. are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. In its capacity to completely destroy personalities, relationships and daily living, we cannot afford to continue thinking of it as a private disease. Alzheimer's is a family problem—ruthless in its scope and spread. And despite relentless trials and research studies, scientists have not found a drug to control it. Even worse, there isn't even a fully reliable diagnostic test for it. Alzheimer's disease has become a gigantic specter that looms before all of us as we age, and it is advancing unimpeded. Today we know that contributing factors and symptoms (such as stress and hypertension) can be alleviated with holistic, alternate management approaches—like meditation, yoga, music therapy and virtual reality therapy. Research studies from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University and Mayo Clinic, among many others, have demonstrated the comprehensive benefits of yoga and meditation on various aspects of the human mind—and when you think about it, that's where Alzheimer's disease develops—in the mind. But, how can meditation and yoga stop or even reverse the course of Alzheimer's? They set the mind on an inward journey where the risk factors that precipitate the disease are formed. This bridging of the old and new creates an imperative paradigm shift in our perspective toward Alzheimer's disease management. Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer's is precisely what is needed to cause a drastic and necessary revolution in medical care.

Alzheimer s

Alzheimer s
Author: George T. Grossberg,Sanjeev M. Kamat
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN: 144961051X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Book Excerpt:

As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies is a concise guide to Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment for physicians and other health care providers. Key topics include diagnosis and assessment, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial treatments, ethical and legal issues.

Memory Loss Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia

Memory Loss  Alzheimer s Disease  and Dementia
Author: Andrew E. Budson, MD,Paul R. Solomon, PhD
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN: 0323286615
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Loss Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia Book Excerpt:

Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon - both key leaders in the field - cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area. Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Case studies have been incorporated into the chapters and facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Includes new National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders. Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices. A practical guide mirroring clinical workflow intended to be used as a tool for accurately diagnosing dementia for all clinicians. Includes case studies and tests.

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease Second Edition

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease  Second Edition
Author: Serge Gauthier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2000-11-14
ISBN: 9781841840192
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Owing to the success of the first edition and the rapid development of new drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease, Serge Gauthier has approached not only his original contributors but a number of leading clinicians and researchers to give their views based on clinical experience and scientific evidence for the treatment of this disease.

Alzheimer s Treatment Alzheimer s Prevention

Alzheimer s Treatment  Alzheimer s Prevention
Author: Richard S. Isaacson
Publsiher: AD Education Consultants
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0983186979
Category: Alzheimer's disease
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Treatment Alzheimer s Prevention Book Excerpt:

Thrity questions answered about Alzheimer's treatment and prevention by Alzheimer's expert Ricahrd S. Isaacon, for patients and family.

Alzheimer s Disease Pathological and Clinical Findings

Alzheimer s Disease  Pathological and Clinical Findings
Author: Blas Gil-Extremera
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2019-04-03
ISBN: 9811405123
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Pathological and Clinical Findings Book Excerpt:

Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent cause of dementia that slowly and progressively causes cognitive impairment and profoundly alters the daily activities of the patients. Approximately, ten percent of all persons over the age of seventy experience significant memory loss, and in more than half of the cases, the cause is Alzheimer's disease. This reference book is an update on the most relevant pathological and clinical findings of this neurological disorder. Chapters cover the basic hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease, pathological features of the disease in the brain, Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and therapy. Information provided in the book is focused on research in developed countries. The book offers students of medicine and nursing as well as medical practitioners and specialists (internists, neurologists, gerontologists, and psychiatrists), the necessary information to understand the pathological and clinical aspects of the disease in depth, with the goal of improving medical outcomes in the care of their patients.

The Handbook of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

The Handbook of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias
Author: Andrew E. Budson,Neil W. Kowall
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN: 1444344099
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias Book Excerpt:

The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances. Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences

Treatment of Dementias

Treatment of Dementias
Author: Edwin M. Meyer,James W. Simpkins,Jyunji Yamamoto,Fulton T. Crews
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 9781461365181
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Dementias Book Excerpt:

Alzheimer's disease is one the foremost health problems facing every society fortunate enough to attain a level of medical care that ensures an average lifespan of over 70 years of age. The cause of the disease remains unknown, and no single therapeutic approach has yet been found highly efficacious. Indeed, as the complexity of its effects on brain neuronal systems becomes elucidated, the concept emerges that Alzheimer's disease may be an umbrella term for multiple Alzheimer's-type syndromes that can be differentiated based on etiology (hereditary versus sporadic), neurochemical deficits, and extent of pathology. Whether one or more disease processes is involved, it seems increasingly unlikely that any single drug will provide efficacious relief across the broad spectrum of symptoms reflected in large subject populations. Rational therapeutic approaches may yield long term amelioration of many symptoms in selected groups of patients; and individual symptoms may be ameliorated in larger populations. Multiple approaches may be combined to optimize therapeutic effects. For example, a variety of approaches remain focused on restoration of cholinergic neurodegeneration and enhancing cholinergic neurotransmission, whereas other approaches attempt to retard the of the brain that occurs during Alzheimer's disease. Chapters cover continuous degeneration topics from growth factor secretion of proteases, which could modify amyloid processing, to neuronal gene delivery using viral vectors. The breadth and thoroughness of the chapters truly embrace a broad spectrurn of models, pathological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches.

Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Harald Hampel,Maria C. Carrillo
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012
ISBN: 3805598025
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease Book Excerpt:

How current biomarkers are modernizing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease Expanding knowledge on genetic and epigenetic risk factors is rapidly enhancing our understanding of the complex molecular interactions and systems involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. In this publication, leading experts discuss emerging novel conceptual models of the disease along with advances in the development of surrogate markers that will not only improve the accuracy of diagnostic technologies but also improve the prospects of developing disease-modifying interventions. The novel framework of the disease presented here highlights research on biological markers as well as efforts to validate technologies for early and accurate detection. It also introduces notion of a complex systems dysfunction that extends beyond prevailing ideas derived from the amyloid' or tau' hypotheses. This outstanding publication provides researchers, clinicians, students and other professionals interested in neurodegenerative disorders with a comprehensive update on current trends and future directions in therapy development, with special focus on advances in clinical trial designs.

Dementia

Dementia
Author: Joseph Quinn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1118656199
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia Book Excerpt:

This book looks at dementia and considers topics including: diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; rapidly progressive dementia and its imitators; young onset dementia; depression and whether it is a cause or complication of cognitive decline; prodromal dementia; using psychotropic medications to manage problem behaviors in dementia; palliative care in advanced dementias; legal/economic/social issues in dementia; and assessing outcomes in dementia care. Essential reading for neurologists, psychiatrists, and gerontologists.