Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Old Age Psychiatry

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ISBN: 9780199216529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725906 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks


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Introduction - The manifestation of dementia - Diagnosis and differential diagnosis - Differential diagnosis of dementia: depression - Differential diagnosis of dementia: decline in memory with normal ageing - Differential diagnosis of dementia: other issues - Rarer causes of dementia - Signs and symptoms of dementia - History - Mental state examination in dementia - Physical examination and investigation - Imaging in dementia - Functional imaging in dementia - Epidemiology of dementia - Alzheimer's disease (AD) - Criteria for diagnosis of AD - Vascular dementia (VaD) - Criteria for diagnosis of VaD - Lewy body dementia (DLB) - Neuropathology in AD - Genetics of AD - Neurochemistry - Neuropathology in non-Alzheimer dementias - Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) - Assessment scales - Risk factors for dementia - Management of dementia: an overview - The cholinergic system and cholinesterase inhibitors (CHEIs) - Specific treatments available for AD—the CHEIs - Antidementia drug prescribing—the practicalities - Memantine for AD - Other treatments for AD - Cautionary tales in dementia treatment - Drug treatment in non-Alzheimer dementias - NICE and dementia - Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD): 1, Approaches - Management of BPSD: 2, Medication choice - Are antipsychotics dangerous in dementia? - Carers of people with dementia

Chapter.  14960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry

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