Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease by Murat Emre

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Murat Emre
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199681643
  • Pages : 313
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  • Language : English
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In this edited volume, experts on the treatment of dementia associated with Parkinson's Disease (PD) describes in detail the current status of knowledge in their respective area of expertise. The importance and clinical relevance of cognitive impairment and dementia in PD is emphasized, all relevant aspects including epidemiology, full and detailed spectrum of clinical features, current knowledge on pathology, neurochemistry and genetics, findings in auxillary investigations, relation to other neurodegenerative disorders, diagnostic process and management are described, rounded-up by discussion of future research directions and expectations. The text is complemented and enriched with tables, figures and is heavily referenced thereby capturing all relevant literature.


Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease by Murat Emre

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Murat Emre
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199564116
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Parkinson's disease has long been perceived as a pure motor disorder, partly due to its initial description by James Parkinson, who suggested that "senses and intellect remain intact", and partly due to the fact that patients with PD did not survive long, before effective treatment became available. As the survival time of patients with Parkinson's disease has substantially increased due to modern treatment, it has become apparent that cognitive deficits and dementia are also frequent features, especially in elderly patients. With the progression of the disease and age, dementia develops in a substantial number of patients and constitutes a major therapeutic challenge. Dementia has thus increasingly been the focus of research and practice in recent years and a large body of knowledge has been accumulated. Despite these developments there has been no single volume dedicated to this topic. This book provides an extensive overview of the current status of knowledge pertaining to cognitive impairment and dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, intended as a reference book for general neurologists, neurology residents and also those with a special interest in movement disorders. In this edited volume experts in the field describe in detail all aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's disease, including epidemiology, spectrum of clinical features, pathology, neurochemistry and genetics, findings in auxiliary investigations, relation to other neurodegenerative disorders, diagnostic process and management, and rounded up by discussion of future research directions and expectations. The text is complemented and enriched with tables, figures and heavily referenced to encompass all relevant literature.


Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies by Sics Editore

Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Title : Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Author : Sics Editore
  • Publisher : SICS Editore
  • ISBN Code : 8869307573
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease by K.P. Ebmeier,J.T. O'Brien,J.-P. Taylor

Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : K.P. Ebmeier,J.T. O'Brien,J.-P. Taylor
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 3805598017
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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Psychiatric symptoms are common in the neurological and geriatric care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This book assembles short reviews from experts in the field to chart the various psychiatric syndromes known in Parkinson’s disease, their presentation, etiology and management. Presented are special topics on epidemiology of psychiatric symptoms, affective disorders and apathy, early cognitive impairment through to dementia, visuoperceptual dysfunction, psychotic disorders, sleep disturbances, impulse disorders and sexual problems. Further, rarely discussed issues, such as the relationship between somatoform disorders and parkinsonism are reviewed.This publication is essential reading for old age psychiatrists, gerontologists and neurologists who work with patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. In addition, health practitioners who deal with senior patients, as well as scientists who need a quick update on the progress in this important clinical field will find this volume a helpful reference.


Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease and Related Movement Disorders by Dag Aarsland,Jeffrey Cummings,Daniel Weintraub,K. Ray Chaudhuri

Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease and Related Movement Disorders
  • Title : Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease and Related Movement Disorders
  • Author : Dag Aarsland,Jeffrey Cummings,Daniel Weintraub,K. Ray Chaudhuri
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107039223
  • Pages : 307
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  • Language : English
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Psychiatric and cognitive changes are common in patients with Parkinson's disease and have key clinical consequences but, despite this, these symptoms are often under-diagnosed and under-treated, leading to increased morbidity and costs. With chapters focused on the major neuropsychiatric features, Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease and Related Movement Disorders rectifies this deficit. Written by experts in the field, with a consistent focus on relevant clinical knowledge, it provides a comprehensive overview including all the major behavioral changes associated with movement disorders. The book provides broad, in-depth, accurate and up-to-date scientific information as well as crucial understanding and practical tools to help patients. The book is essential reading for clinicians working in neurology, psychiatry and geriatric medicine.


Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders by Glen O. Gabbard

Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Title : Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Author : Glen O. Gabbard
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN Code : 158562540X
  • Pages : 1247
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  • Language : English
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The definitive treatment textbook in psychiatry, this fifth edition of Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders has been thoroughly restructured to reflect the new DSM-5® categories, preserving its value as a state-of-the-art resource and increasing its utility in the field. The editors have produced a volume that is both comprehensive and concise, meeting the needs of clinicians who prefer a single, user-friendly volume. In the service of brevity, the book focuses on treatment over diagnostic considerations, and addresses both empirically-validated treatments and accumulated clinical wisdom where research is lacking. Noteworthy features include the following: Content is organized according to DSM-5® categories to make for rapid retrieval of relevant treatment information for the busy clinician. Outcome studies and expert opinion are presented in an accessible way to help the clinician know what treatment to use for which disorder, and how to tailor the treatment to the patient. Content is restricted to the major psychiatric conditions seen in clinical practice while leaving out less common conditions and those that have limited outcome research related to the disorder, resulting in a more streamlined and affordable text. Chapters are meticulously referenced and include dozens of tables, figures, and other illustrative features that enhance comprehension and recall. An authoritative resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses, and an outstanding reference for students in the mental health professions, Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition, will prove indispensable to clinicians seeking to provide excellent care while transitioning to a DSM-5® world.


Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline by Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy

Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline
  • Title : Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline
  • Author : Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780124078246
  • Pages : 1260
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  • Language : English
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Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes. In a cross-disciplinary field like dementia research and practice, clinicians and researchers need a comprehensive resource which will quickly help them identify a range of nutritional components and how they affect cognitive decline and the development of dementia. While the focus is on clinical applications, the book also features landmark and innovative preclinical studies that have served as the foundation of rigorous trials. Chapters explore the evidence of how nutritional components, either in the diet or supplements, can either impede the development to, or progression from, the onset of dementia. Authors investigate how conditions and processes overlap between defined conditions and present studies which show that dietary components may be equally effective in a number of conditions characterized by declining cognition or dementia. This book represents essential reading for researchers and practicing clinicians in nutrition, dietetics, geriatrics, nursing, neurology, and psychology, as well as researchers, such as neuroscientists, molecular and cellular biochemists, interested in dementia. Explores the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes Focuses on both clinical nutrition applications and the innovative preclinical studies that serve as the foundation for rigorous trials Covers specific conditions and mechanisms in dementias, as well as general aspects, risk factors, lifestyle and guidelines for practitioners Organizes chapter content in terms of the molecular, mechanistic, epidemiologic, and practical, so that correlations can be observed across conditions


Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders by Heinz Reichmann

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders
  • Title : Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders
  • Author : Heinz Reichmann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319095374
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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This is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of patients with movement disorders, i.e. Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia and others, by active authorities in the field, with an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. This book includes critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of movement disorders and on unanswered questions/controversies. Symptomatology and pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders is aimed at neurologists, movement disorder specialists and psychiatrists and will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.


Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia E-Book by Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia E-Book
  • Title : Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia E-Book
  • Author : Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323316107
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area. Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Detailed case studies facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Includes new National Institute on Aging–Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders. Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.


Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease by Abraham Fisher,Maurizio Memo,Fabrizio Stocchi,Israel Hanin

Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Abraham Fisher,Maurizio Memo,Fabrizio Stocchi,Israel Hanin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387720760
  • Pages : 490
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  • Language : English
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 2005 ADPD conference and is unique in that it deals not only with issues related individually to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, but also with the integration of these and other related diseases. The most up-to-date techniques and research findings are illustrated in this volume, which covering topics from immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology to genetics and molecular biology. Possible future developments in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases are also covered.


Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia by Ana Verdelho,Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  • Title : Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  • Author : Ana Verdelho,Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319391380
  • Pages : 371
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  • Language : English
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This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of different types of cognitive impairment by active authorities in the field. There is an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. Cognitive impairment both with and without criteria for dementia is covered. A critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of cognitive impairment and dementia is included. Unanswered questions and controversies are addressed. Non-pharmacological and pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia is aimed at neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and general physicians. It will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.


Diagnosis and Management in Parkinson's Disease by Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy

Diagnosis and Management in Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Diagnosis and Management in Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128159472
  • Pages : 782
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  • Language : English
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Diagnosis and Management in Parkinson's Disease: The Neuroscience of Parkinson’s, Volume 1 provides a single source of material covering different scientific domains of neuropathology underlying this condition. The book covers a wide range of subjects and unravels the complex relationships between genetics, molecular biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, neurobiology, imaging, assessments, and treatment regimens. It fills a much-needed gap as a "one-stop" synopsis of everything concerning the neurology and neuroscience related to Parkinson’s disease, from chemicals and cells to individuals. The book is an invaluable resource for neuroscientists, neurologists, and anyone in the field. Offers the most comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics related to Parkinson's disease Serves as a foundational collection for neuroscientists and neurologists on the biology of disease and brain dysfunction Contains in each chapter an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points to aid in understanding Features preclinical and clinical studies to help researchers map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations Serves as a "one-stop" source for everything you need to know about Parkinson’s disease


International Neurology by Robert P. Lisak

International Neurology
  • Title : International Neurology
  • Author : Robert P. Lisak
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118777360
  • Pages : 776
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  • Language : English
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This unique textbook deals with the variations in the causes, presentations and treatment of neurological disease throughout human populations. International Neurology is an indispensable guide to the full range of neurological conditions you will see in your ever-changing patient population. Comprehensive coverage of neurological diseases and disorders with a clinical approach to diagnosis, treatment and management Truly international authorship distils expert knowledge from around the world Succinct, bite-sized, templated chapters allow for rapid clinical referral Further reading recommendations for each chapter guide readers requiring more depth of information Endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology


Cognitive Disorders by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Cognitive Disorders
  • Title : Cognitive Disorders
  • Author : Humberto Foyaca Sibat
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789848806
  • Pages : 238
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  • Language : English
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This book contains selected peer-reviewed chapters that cover novel information on cognitive disorders and updated information on dementias written by international researchers. In this project, we discuss the effect of metabolic disorders on the development of cognitive disorders in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In another chapter, the authors highlight the usability of an assistive software application developed for patients with dementia. On the other hand, an extensive review of novel information on different types of dementia is made. This chapter covers the novel aspect of dementia without ignoring its foundation. Therefore, apart from classic issues that cannot be missed in any textbook about cognitive disorders, we introduce updated information on the commonest dementias. The current situation of the prisoner population with dementia in a correctional setting is analyzed in another chapter, and specific recommendations to improve the health outcomes for prisoners are delivered. In more than one chapter, our authors wrote about a copious microtubule-associated protein (tau) as a biological fluid biomarker and tauopathies leading to cognitive disorder and cancer. Finally, the role of the hypothalamus in Alzheimer's disease is discussed. We look forward with confidence and pride to the remarkable role that this book will play for a new vision and mission.


Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia by Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience Masud Husain,Jonathan M. Schott

Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia
  • Title : Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia
  • Author : Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience Masud Husain,Jonathan M. Schott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199655944
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An accessible, authoritative book aimed at the clinician, The Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia covers the dramatic developments that have occurred in basic and clinical neuroscience in an integrated fashion. With contributions from a range of international experts, this is the one essential textbook for clinicians with an interest in cognition and dementia - including neurologists, geriatricians and psychiatrists. A textbook that is more than the sum of its constituent parts, it provides a powerful means of bringing together different aspects of conceptual understanding and factual knowledge in a way that usually can only come after many years in the field.


Parkinson's by Ava S. Butler

Parkinson's
  • Title : Parkinson's
  • Author : Ava S. Butler
  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1627876456
  • Pages : 122
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  • Language : English
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When Ava's husband, Richard, is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, she is shocked -- not only because of the bad news, but also because Richard was right. A bit of a hypochondriac, Richard often imagined he had contracted one deadly condition or another. Over their then nineteen years of marriage Ava had dismissed his concerns. But this time it was true. In fact, he had two horrible diseases: Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia -- a fate you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. For the next seven years Ava wages war against these bad boys, writing her reflections and journaling her experiences as she tries everything she can find to help Richard.Parkinson's: A Love Story with Dementia for Dessert is her brutally honest, yet beautiful portrayal of losing her soulmate and best friend. Deeply sad at times, but also inspiring and even humorous, this story is sure to warm your heart.


Advances in Research on Neurodegeneration by R. Horowski,Y. Mizuno,C.W. Olanow,W. Poewe,P. Riederer,J.A. Stoessel,M.B.H. Youdim

Advances in Research on Neurodegeneration
  • Title : Advances in Research on Neurodegeneration
  • Author : R. Horowski,Y. Mizuno,C.W. Olanow,W. Poewe,P. Riederer,J.A. Stoessel,M.B.H. Youdim
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3709106435
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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The 10th International Winter Conference on Neurodegeneration (lWCN) has taken place from February 14-16,2002, at the lovely "SchloB Ziethen", an old prussian manor (in Prussia, 'faute de mieux', called 'SchloB', i. e. cas tle or residence). This place is 20 km off Tegel Airport, Berlin's main airport, and has been beautifully restored by baroness Edith von Thiingen (nee von BUlow, i. e. of historical Prussian aristocracy); it lends itself rather perfectly for the IWCN type of small interdisciplinary workshops on neurodegenera tion which combine short lectures with plenty of discussion. In this context, we could quote Alexander von Humboldt's famous opening words for one of the first international scientific meetings held at Berlin, on September 18, 1828: "The main purpose ... does not consist in a mutual reading of manuscripts all to be printed after at least one year in specialised publications, but in the personal communication amongst those who work in similar scientific fields; the oral and thus more stimulating exchange of ideas, might they represent facts, opinions or doubts; the foundation of friendly relations which convey illumination to our sciences, serene grace to our lives and tolerance and mildness to our habits ... Berlin, Sept. 18, 1828 Alexander von Humboldt To the IWCN aficionado, it may come as a little surprise that this is the pub lication of the 10th Winter Conference as this might mean that they must have missed number 9.


XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016 by Efthyvoulos Kyriacou,Stelios Christofides,Constantinos S. Pattichis

XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016
  • Title : XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016
  • Author : Efthyvoulos Kyriacou,Stelios Christofides,Constantinos S. Pattichis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319327038
  • Pages : 1367
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  • Language : English
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This volume presents the proceedings of Medicon 2016, held in Paphos, Cyprus. Medicon 2016 is the XIV in the series of regional meetings of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in the Mediterranean. The goal of Medicon 2016 is to provide updated information on the state of the art on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing under the main theme “Systems Medicine for the Delivery of Better Healthcare Services”. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing cover complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems. Research and development in these areas are impacting the science and technology by advancing fundamental concepts in translational medicine, by helping us understand human physiology and function at multiple levels, by improving tools and techniques for the detection, prevention and treatment of disease. Medicon 2016 provides a common platform for the cross fertilization of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum under the special theme of the conference that is Systems Medicine for the Delivery of Better Healthcare Services. The programme consists of some 290 invited and submitted papers on new developments around the Conference theme, presented in 3 plenary sessions, 29 parallel scientific sessions and 12 special sessions.


The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease by Patrick McNamara

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Patrick McNamara
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262297450
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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A detailed examination of the major neuropsychiatric syndromes of Parkinson's disease and a cognitive theory that accounts for their neurology and phenomenology. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer most visibly with such motor deficits as tremor and rigidity and less obviously with a range of nonmotor symptoms, including autonomic dysfunction, mood disorders, and cognitive impairment. The neuropsychiatric disturbances of PD can be as disabling as its motor disorders; but they have only recently begun to be studied intensively by clinicians and scientists. In this book, Patrick McNamara examines the major neuropsychiatric syndromes of PD in detail and offers a cognitive theory that accounts for both their neurology and their phenomenology. McNamara offers an up-to-date review of current knowledge of such neuropsychiatric manifestations of PD as cognitive deficits, personality changes, speech and language symptoms, sleep disorders, apathy, psychosis, and dementia. He argues that the cognitive, mood, and personality symptoms of PD stem from the weakening or suppression of the agentic aspects of the self. McNamara's study may well lead to improved treatment for Parkinson's patients. But its overarching goal is to arrive at a better understanding of the human mind and its breakdown patterns in patients with PD. The human mind-brain is an elaborate and complex structure patched together to produce what we call the self. When we observe the disruption of the self structure that occurs with the various neuropsychiatric disorders associated with PD, McNamara argues, we get a glimpse into the inner workings of the most spectacular structure of the self: the agentic self, the self that acts.


Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease by Susan H. Fox,Jonathan M. Brotchie

Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Susan H. Fox,Jonathan M. Brotchie
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1447165039
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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This book aims to provide a single reference source on levodopa-induced dyskinesias (LID) from ‘bench to bedside’. Initial chapters review the clinical features and phenomenology of LID with video examples; epidemiology and genetic risk factors for LID are covered as a background to understanding risk factors for developing LID. The following chapters cover the latest preclinical studies aiming to understand the pathophysiology of LID at the cellular, neurochemical, neurophysiological and circuitry level with detailed discussion of mechanisms and future directions to take the field forward; clinical studies from phase II to phase IV; on going RCTs in LID and evidence-based medicine reviews of treatment options. Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease is aimed at an international audience of movement disorder neurologists; neuroscientists; trainees and graduate and post-graduate students.


Dementia in Clinical Practice by Panteleimon Giannakopoulos,Patrick R. Hof

Dementia in Clinical Practice
  • Title : Dementia in Clinical Practice
  • Author : Panteleimon Giannakopoulos,Patrick R. Hof
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 3805590156
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This publication summarizes the most recent advances in neurobiology, diagnostic approaches and therapeutics of the major dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, and vascular dementia. In a succinct, practical and comprehensive manner, it provides an updated view of the disorders likely to be encountered in a daily practice. Each section is focused on a major form of dementia and is organized following the same scheme reviewing the pathophysiology of the disease, its diagnostic challenges, its characteristic neuroimaging features, therapeutic interventions and patient management issues. Avoiding an overspecialized approach, the book bridges the gap between clinical practice, advanced imaging, recent therapeutics and basic sciences. Thus, it serves as an excellent guide for mental health professionals working in the field of dementia as well as primary care physicians and students.


A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia by Helen Buell Whitworth, "MS, BSN",James Whitworth

A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
  • Title : A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
  • Author : Helen Buell Whitworth, "MS, BSN",James Whitworth
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781935281443
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Received a 2012 Caregiver Friendly Award from Today's Caregiver Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms. This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.


Stop Alzheimer's Now! by Bruce Fife

Stop Alzheimer's Now!
  • Title : Stop Alzheimer's Now!
  • Author : Bruce Fife
  • Publisher : Piccadilly Books, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 0941599981
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Over 35 million people have dementia today. Each year 4.6 million new cases occur world-wide -- one new case every 7 seconds. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Parkinson's disease, another progressive brain disorder, affects about 4 million people world-wide. Millions more suffer with other neurodegenerative disorders. The number of people affected by these destructive diseases continues to increase every year. Dementia and other forms of neurodegeneration are not a part of the normal ageing process. The brain is fully capable of functioning normally for a lifetime, regardless of how long a person lives. While ageing is a risk factor for neurodegeneration, it is not the cause! Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders are disease processes that can be prevented and successfully treated. This book outlines a program using ketone therapy and diet that is backed by decades of medical and clinical research and has proven successful in restoring mental function and improving both brain and overall health. You will learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and various forms of dementia. The information in this book is useful not only for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease but for anyone who wants to be spared from ever encountering one or more of these devastating afflictions. These diseases don't just happen overnight. They take years, often decades, to develop. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, approximately 70 percent the brain cells responsible for memory are destroyed before symptoms become noticeable. You can stop Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases before they take over your life. The best time to start is now.


Neuroscientific Research for Management of Dementia by Mohammad Amjad Kamal,Fatima A. Nasrallah

Neuroscientific Research for Management of Dementia
  • Title : Neuroscientific Research for Management of Dementia
  • Author : Mohammad Amjad Kamal,Fatima A. Nasrallah
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • ISBN Code : 288945827X
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The articles in this eBook are divided into three main chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the role of specific proteins in the pathological processes of neurodegeneration, specifically Alzheimer's disease. Chapter 2 describes novel candidates and risk factors for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Chapter 3 targets various therapeutic interventions from pharmacological targets to cognitive function. This eBook thus provides an overall overview of the latest research in understanding mechanisms leading to the development of Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions.


The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders by Michael L. Alosco,Robert A. Stern

The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders
  • Author : Michael L. Alosco,Robert A. Stern
  • Publisher : Oxford Library of Psychology
  • ISBN Code : 0190664126
  • Pages : 944
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The prevalence of adult cognitive disorders will dramatically rise over the next 25 years due to the aging population. Clinical research on adult cognitive disorders has rapidly evolved, including evidence of new adult cognitive disorders and greater insight into the clinical presentation, mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of established diseases. The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders is an up-to-date, scholarly, and comprehensive volume covering most diseases, conditions, and injuries resulting in impairments in cognitive function in adults. Topics covered include normal cognitive and brain aging, the impact of medical disorders and psychiatric illnesses on cognitive function, adult neurodevelopmental disorders, and various neurological conditions. This Handbook also provides a section on unique perspectives and special considerations for clinicians and clinical researchers, covering topics such as cognitive reserve, genetics, diversity, and neuroethics. Readers will be able to draw upon this volume to facilitate clinical practice (including differential diagnosis, treatment recommendations, assessment practices), and to obtain an in-depth review of current research across a wide spectrum of disorders, provided by leaders in their fields. The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders is a one-of a kind resource appropriate for both clinicians and clinical researchers, from advanced trainees to seasoned professionals.


Alzheimer's Disease by Jolanta Dorszewska,Wojciech Kozubski

Alzheimer's Disease
  • Title : Alzheimer's Disease
  • Author : Jolanta Dorszewska,Wojciech Kozubski
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 178923462X
  • Pages : 162
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Alzheimer's disease was discovered over 100 years ago and still belongs to incurable neurological diseases; its pharmacotherapy is considered to be ineffective. This book presents contemporary views on the genetic, biochemical, and immunological determinants of this disease. This book also concerns the issue of Alzheimer's disease prevention through lifestyle and physical activity. Moreover, it describes the therapies used in Alzheimer's disease to slow the progression of the disease and delay its onset. Subsequently, the authors discuss experimental and clinical trials used now and in the near future. We hope that this book will help the readers to understand the complex mechanism leading to the development of Alzheimer's disease and indicate effective ways to prevent this disorder.


Hydrocephalus by Bora Gürer

Hydrocephalus
  • Title : Hydrocephalus
  • Author : Bora Gürer
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789234867
  • Pages : 164
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hydrocephalus is a common manifestation of many diseases. Caring and treating a patient with hydrocephalus involve engagement and acquire a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and technical details. Despite the technological developments, treatment of hydrocephalus is still a challenge for every neurological surgeon. The aim of this project is to provide a detailed and accessible information for every single discipline, not only for neurological surgeons, involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the patients with hydrocephalus.


Dementia with Lewy Bodies by John O'Brien,David Ames,Ian McKeith,Edmond Chiu

Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Title : Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Author : John O'Brien,David Ames,Ian McKeith,Edmond Chiu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 113540951X
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Filling a noticeable gap in the market for a new text solely focused on Dementia with Lewy Bodies, this book discusses cutting-edge topics covering the condition from diagnosis to management, as well as what is known about the neurobiological changes involved. With huge progress having been made over the last decade in terms of the disorder


Focus on Extrapyramidal Dysfunction by T. Müller,P. Riederer

Focus on Extrapyramidal Dysfunction
  • Title : Focus on Extrapyramidal Dysfunction
  • Author : T. Müller,P. Riederer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 370910579X
  • Pages : 156
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Experts in the fields of neurology, neuroscience, neurobiology and psychiatry review and present novel findings of basic and clinical research on extrapyramidal disorders and allied conditions. New insights on the nature of extrapyramidal dysfunction and its therapy in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and neuroscience are presented.


Update on Dementia by Davide Moretti

Update on Dementia
  • Title : Update on Dementia
  • Author : Davide Moretti
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535126547
  • Pages : 558
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The dementia challenge is the largest health effort of the times we live in. The whole society has to move to a realization of the significance of prioritization to make an attempt in the direction of mental health promotion and dementia risk reduction. New priorities for research are needed to go far beyond the usual goal of constructing a disease course-modifying medication. Moreover, a full empowerment and engagement of men and women living with dementia and their caregivers, overcoming stigma and discrimination should be promoted. The common efforts and the final aim will have to be the progress of a ''dementia-constructive'' world, where people with dementia can take advantage of equal opportunities.


The Dementias: Hope Through Research (Revised December 2017) by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Dementias: Hope Through Research (Revised December 2017)
  • Title : The Dementias: Hope Through Research (Revised December 2017)
  • Author : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0359588298
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning?the ability to think, remember, or reason?to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person's functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living. Age is the primary risk factor for developing dementia. For that reason, the number of people living with dementia could double in the next 40 years as the number of Americans age 65 and older increases from 48 million today to more than 88 million in 2050. Regardless of the form of dementia, the personal, economic, and societal demands can be devastating.


Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders by Charles H. Adler,J. Eric Ahlskog

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
  • Title : Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
  • Author : Charles H. Adler,J. Eric Ahlskog
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1592594107
  • Pages : 474
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The field of movement disorders is relatively broad, encompassing disorders of increased movement, such as tremors, dystonia, and tics, to disorders characterized by a paucity of movement, such as Parkinson's disease. Our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms and our treatment options are expanding at a rapid pace. This expansion ranges from the medical and surgical advances in treating Parkinson's disease to the flood of genetic abnormalities that have now been found to cause various movement disorders. Although many patients are seen by the movement disorders specialist in neurology clinics around the country, most of these patients receive their followup care from a primary care physician or "general" neurologist who must be versed in the character istics and treatment plans of this diverse group of disorders. The major goal of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician is to distill this immense amount of information and to educate the practitioner about the many facets of the movement disorders field. We believe that this book fills a large void, since most texts on movement disorders are more detailed and geared toward the specialist. We have asked the chapter authors to emphasize the clinical characteristics of each disorder, discuss the differential diagnosis and the diagnostic testing, and then outline the various treatment options, as if they were teaching during a preceptorship in their clinic.


The Dementias by Richard Mayeux,Wilma G. Rosen

The Dementias
  • Title : The Dementias
  • Author : Richard Mayeux,Wilma G. Rosen
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 271
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Parkinson's Disease by Sarat Chandra Yenisetti

Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Sarat Chandra Yenisetti
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789231523
  • Pages : 126
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder results due to loss of dopamine producing brain cells. Knowledge relating to PD condition has been known since 5000BC, however no effective therapeutic strategies are available till today. Therefore it is important for neurobiologists to work further by taking advantage of modern scientific methods and develop appropriate therapeutic strategies. Efforts in this direction are worthy as they will reduce the burden of PD among elderly, who are already burdened with age related systemic degenerative processes. This book is a humble effort in that progressive direction. It has chapters covering multiple aspects relating to etiology, pathophysiology of PD, available and futuristic therapeutics strategies. Therefore it will be of interest to common man, biomedical researchers and clinicians. This is one small step in a direction "to reduce the burden of neurological disease."


Parkinson's Disease by Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO,Dr. William Weiner, MD

Parkinson's Disease
  • Title : Parkinson's Disease
  • Author : Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO,Dr. William Weiner, MD
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781934559871
  • Pages : 1024
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world. Still the only major text on the subject, the completely revised and updated second edition of Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management comes at a time when specialists have made important advances in our understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, investigation, and management of Parkinson's disease. The book includes 23 completely new chapters, and has updated information on: Genetics Pathology Biomarkers Pathogenesis Impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease Updated outcome measures Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease Together the chapters form a comprehensive review of the many issues facing PD physicians today. Lucid and easily readable from beginning to end, each chapter may also stand on its own as a scholarly review of the individual subject. Each one is concisely written and heavily referenced for this purpose. The second edition of Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides a state-of-the-art review of where we've been, where we are now, and where we are going in treating this disease.


Oxford Textbook of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology by Carol Brayne,Professor of Public Health Medicine and Director of the Cambridge University Department of Public Health Carol Brayne,Director National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience (Nisan) Valery Feigin,Valery Feigin,Lenore Launer,Giancarlo Logroscino

Oxford Textbook of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology
  • Title : Oxford Textbook of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology
  • Author : Carol Brayne,Professor of Public Health Medicine and Director of the Cambridge University Department of Public Health Carol Brayne,Director National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience (Nisan) Valery Feigin,Valery Feigin,Lenore Launer,Giancarlo Logroscino
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019874949X
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Oxford Textbook of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology focuses on the overlaps between neuro-epidemiological disorders. Harmonising cohort studies to determine causes related to rarer disorders, this key work is an invaluable reference to current neuro-epidemiological methods.


Therapy of Movement Disorders by Stephen G. Reich,Stewart A. Factor

Therapy of Movement Disorders
  • Title : Therapy of Movement Disorders
  • Author : Stephen G. Reich,Stewart A. Factor
  • Publisher : Humana
  • ISBN Code : 9783319978963
  • Pages : 348
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This case-based text provides treatment approaches to common and uncommon movement disorders. The first two parts of the book are devoted to the wide spectrum of motor and non-motor problems encountered in caring for people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as Parkinsonian syndromes. Next are parts with chapters addressing essential and other tremor disorders followed by management of the various dystonic syndromes and other hyperkinetic disorders including chorea, tics, and myoclonus. Other disorders covered are drug-induced movement disorders, psychogenic movement disorders, Wilson’s disease, hemifacial spasm and more. Authored by experts globally, this practical guide will help physicians, other healthcare professionals and trainees care for patients with a wide spectrum of movement disorder related problems.


The Neurology of Religion by Alasdair Coles,Joanna Collicutt

The Neurology of Religion
  • Title : The Neurology of Religion
  • Author : Alasdair Coles,Joanna Collicutt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107082609
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This intriguing and innovative book examines what can be learnt about the brain mechanisms underlying religious practice from studying people with neurological disorders, such as strokes, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. Using a clinical case-study approach, the book analyses the interaction of social influences, religious upbringing, and neurological disorders on beliefs in a number of different religions. The interdisciplinary angle of the book ensures a variety of perspectives to help understand how religious beliefs are affected when cognitive function is impaired. Real examples are used throughout the book, enabling readers to view people's religious experience in context as opposed to simulated scenarios. Examples include people whose beliefs change due to neurological conditions, as well as how faith can help people in coping with these disorders.


The Neuropsychiatry of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias by Jeffrey L. Cummings

The Neuropsychiatry of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Title : The Neuropsychiatry of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Author : Jeffrey L. Cummings
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781841842196
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Alzheimer's disease and related dementias represent an increasing threat to public health, in addition to the stress they place upon patients, their families and caregivers. While historically the emphasis in studying Alzheimer's disease has been on cognitive decline, this unique, state of the art book rectifies this imbalance and addresses the key behavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders associated with dementing conditions. Written by a world famous leader in the field of dementia and neuropsychiatry, this dynamic text has been richly illustrated with graphs, brain imaging and pathology. Rigorously referenced, it is packed with essential information and will be an excellent resource for clinicians as well as an ideal teaching text.


Deep Brain Stimulation by Peter Bain

Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Title : Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Author : Peter Bain
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199543712
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This handbook provides an overview of the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of movement disorders as well as an introduction to the developing area of DBS for the management of psychiatric disease.