Brain Degeneration and Dementia in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Seggane Musisi
  • Stanley Jacobson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview of Brain Degenerations in Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Q. Trojanowski, Steven E. Arnold, Jason H. Karlawish, Sharon X. Xie, Vivianna Van Deerlin
      Pages 3-12
    3. Samuel S. Giles, Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima, Stanley Jacobson
      Pages 13-32
    4. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Jacinto Amandua, David Lubogo, Victoria Masembe
      Pages 33-45
  3. Selected Causes of Brain Degeneration in Uganda

  4. Pediatric Brain Degenerations in Uganda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Dirk M. Dhossche
      Pages 137-164
  5. Testing and Investigating Brain Degeneration in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Stanley Jacobson, Tammy Hsieh, Nathan Yuen, Samuel S. Giles, Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima
      Pages 203-220
    3. Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima
      Pages 221-238
  6. Biological, Neurological, and Psychiatric Findings: Case Reports of Brain Degenerations at Mulago Hospital, Uganda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Justine Diana Namuli
      Pages 247-254
    3. Nolbert Gumisiriza
      Pages 255-261
    4. Emmanuel Kiiza Mwesiga
      Pages 263-274
  7. The Burden and Care of Patients with Dementia in Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Seggane Musisi
      Pages 287-297
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book


Stemming from a 2012 conference entitled Brain Degenerations and Emerging Mental Health Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa, this book is aimed at both the general practitioner interested in CNS disorders, and the specialist who would like to know more about CNS pathology in Africa. By employing a broad defi nition of what brain degeneration means, the authors are able to touch upon everything from dementias and CNS malignancy to traumatic brain injury and CNS infective processes.

This book draws from and builds upon the original conference presentations, and incorporates the most up-to-date science behind brain degeneration as well as actual case reports. Each of the book’s six sections off er the reader a deeper understanding of brain degeneration as it exists in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Brain degeneration Cognitive impairment Dementia Mental Health Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Seggane Musisi
    • 1
  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMakerere University Medical SchoolKampalaUganda
  2. 2.Dept. Anatomy & Cellular BiologyTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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