Chapter

Dementing Illnesses

Linda M. Selwa and Douglas J. Gelb

in Introduction to Clinical Neurology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734849
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199734849.003.0007
Dementing Illnesses

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Chapter 7 discusses the dementing illnesses, identifying cognitive impairment, abnormal symptoms, progression of the problem, potentially reversible causes, and how to interpret history, examination, and test results which may suggest a specific primary dementing illness, especially Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or vascular dementia, as well as Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and other neurologic diseases that produce dementia.

Chapter.  11634 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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