Alzheimer’s Disease

A Physician’s Guide to Practical Management

  • Ralph W. Richter
  • Brigitte Zoeller Richter

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Scientific Background of Alzheimer’s Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Schultz, Kelly Del Tredici, Heiko Braak
      Pages 21-31
    3. John P. Blass
      Pages 39-47
  3. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Brigitte Zoeller Richter, Ralph W. Richter
      Pages 51-55
    3. Anders Wimo, Bengt Winblad
      Pages 57-63
  4. Clinical Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Norman L. Foster
      Pages 89-102
    3. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Fred Baskin
      Pages 103-108
    4. Kirsten I. Taylor, Andreas U. Monsch
      Pages 109-120
    5. Kenneth Rockwood, Timo Erkinjuntti
      Pages 121-126
    6. Robert Barber, Jane Newby, Ian G. McKeith
      Pages 127-135
    7. Malgorzata Franczak, Diana Kerwin, Piero Antuono
      Pages 137-143
  5. The Transitional Stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Scott A. Small
      Pages 147-151

About this book

Introduction

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is not only affecting increasingly large numbers of elderly and even middle-aged people in a worldwide epidemic, but also appears to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. In Alzheimer's Disease: A Physician's Guide to Practical Management, clinicians, scientists, and opinion leaders from all over the world provide a concise practical guide to the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with probable AD, illuminating the basic biology underlying the disease and outlining the many emerging therapeutic as well as promising preventive directions. On the clinical side, the authors focus on such issues as early changes and preclinical conditions-including mild cognitive impairment and predementia AD-how the patient presents, the state-of-the-art therapy, and the recent neuropsychiatric aspects of AD. Late-life issues are discussed, as well as the treatment of frequent comorbidities and the often-neglected dental care. On the practical side, guidance is offered to medical providers and caregivers on the deep feelings of isolation, loneliness, and despair that the illness can create in caregivers, and on how to overcome the consequent breakdown in communication with the patient. The authors also provide a comprehensible account of our current understanding of AD, as well as intriguing future strategies for its prevention and treatment, including stem cell therapy.
Comprehensive and practical, Alzheimer's Disease: A Physician's Guide to Practical Management not only offers physicians, caregivers, and all interested lay people a readable future-oriented overview of the disease, but also bridges the gap between basic science and the everyday challenges of treating and managing AD patients.

Keywords

Alzheimer Assessment Depression Emotion Gender Intervention dementia diagnosis genetics neuropsychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph W. Richter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Brigitte Zoeller Richter
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Oklahoma College of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Alzheimer’s Disease Research UnitSt. John Medical CenterTulsaUSA
  3. 3.TulsaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-661-4
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4485-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-661-4
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