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Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective

Studies in the Dementia Clinic

Benefits

  • Pragmatic, rather than theoretical and grounded in studies of day-to-day clinical practice in a dedicated cognitive function clinic with findings widely applicable to day-to-day clinical practice

  • Contains details of pragmatic use of common cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments (e.g. MMSE, ACE-R IADL, PHQ-9, IQCODE) and their diagnostic utility in the dementia clinic to allow readers to access data about test utility and hence applicability in clinical practice

  • Clear tabular and graphical display of data so that readers may quickly and easily appraise study findings

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. A. J. Larner
    Pages 1-13
  3. A. J. Larner
    Pages 15-65
  4. A. J. Larner
    Pages 107-137
  5. A. J. Larner
    Pages 139-191
  6. A. J. Larner
    Pages 193-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-237

About this book

Introduction

Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective addresses neurological contributions to the diagnosis and management of dementia through a longitudinal examination of the work undertaken in dedicated neurological dementia clinics.

This concise, pragmatic handbook covers:

The use of cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility.

The use of non-cognitive (functional, behavioural, neurovegetative) screening instruments and their diagnostic utility.

The use of other diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neuropathology.

The diagnostic mix in terms of both neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses.

The use of conventional treatments for dementia.

The impact of national directives (e.g. NICE, National Dementia Strategy) on day-to-day clinical practice.

Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective is an illustrated, practical resource for medical professionals involved in the assessment and management of dementia patients. It is of particular benefit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care practitioners and those working in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing.

Keywords

Assessment Cognitive Dementia Diagnosis Neuropsychological

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Walton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurWalton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

About the authors

AJ Larner is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective
  • Book Subtitle Studies in the Dementia Clinic
  • Authors A.J. Larner
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2377-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2361-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-2377-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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