© 2017


A Clinical Manual

  • Babak Tousi
  • Jeffrey Cummings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Po-Heng Tsai, Dennys Reyes Candedo
    Pages 1-11
  3. Aaron Bonner-Jackson
    Pages 13-21
  4. Jeffrey Cummings, Kate Zhong
    Pages 23-26
  5. Charles Bernick
    Pages 27-37
  6. Irene L. Katzan
    Pages 49-66
  7. Aaron Ritter, Jagan A. Pillai
    Pages 67-88
  8. Kasia Gustaw Rothenberg, James B. Leverenz
    Pages 89-102
  9. Gabriel C. Léger
    Pages 103-124
  10. Shnehal Patel, Sergio Ramirez, Joseph Rudolph, Hubert H. Fernandez
    Pages 125-139
  11. Brent Bluett
    Pages 141-169
  12. Sarah J. Banks
    Pages 183-194
  13. Ethan Gore, Brian S. Appleby
    Pages 195-208
  14. Kathy Chuang, Mohammad Kian Salajegheh
    Pages 209-224
  15. Nimish J. Thakore, Erik P. Pioro
    Pages 225-250
  16. Le H. Hua
    Pages 251-264
  17. Olesya Grinenko, Imad Najm
    Pages 265-283
  18. Carlos L. Rodriguez, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
    Pages 285-309

About this book


This manual takes a multidisciplinary approach to neurological disorders in the elderly. Comprehensive and practical, it includes the most recent diagnostic criteria and immediately accessible visual care paths including the latest pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Covering a range of modalities, from the importance and impact of each disease to diagnostic criteria, genetics, laboratory and imaging findings, treatment and care paths, this book focuses on neurological conditions that occur commonly in older persons or which have a striking effect on their lives. The common types of dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, rapidly progressive diseases,  seizure disorders and multiple sclerosis are covered. Issues commonly affecting this population, such as neurobehavioral symptoms and caregiver issues, are discussed.

Neuro-Geriatrics: A Clinical Manual is aimed at any physician who treats the elderly with neurological disorders: neurologists, geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists, both specialists and general practitioners.


neuro-geriatrics neurological disorder in elderly care path ICD-10 cost-effective care multiple sclerosis Parkinson Alzheimer dementia stroke epilepsy

Editors and affiliations

  • Babak Tousi
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Cummings
    • 2
  1. 1.Lou Ruvo Center for Brain HealthCleveland Clinic, Neurological InstituteClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Lou Ruvo Center for Brain HealthCleveland ClinicLas VegasUSA

About the editors

Babak Tousi MD

Head, Clinical Trials Program, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain , Cleveland, OH,  USA

Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain , Lakewood, OH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, USA


Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD

Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, USA

Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada; Cleveland, Ohio; Weston, Florida, USA

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University, USA

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

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“The book thoroughly discusses neurodegenerative, vascular, and traumatic brain disorders through diagnostic criteria, care paths, algorithms, and clinical pearls to meet these goals. … This is an excellent book that every neurologist, geriatrician, and primary care provider should consider getting if they see a lot of elderly patients in their practice. It is excellent. Although there are a lot of geriatrics and gerontology books, I do not know of any other titles that specifically deal with neurogeriatrics.” (Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)