Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at www.expertconsult.com are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses.
Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches.
Case studies have been incorporated into the chapters and 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.
Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
A practical guide mirroring clinical workflow intended to be used as a tool for accurately diagnosing dementia for all clinicians. Includes case studies and tests.
SECTION I: EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS 1. Why Diagnose and Treat Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia? 2. Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss or Dementia SECTION II: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS 3. Approach to the Patient with Memory Loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, or Dementia 4. Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer's Disease 5. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson's Disease Dementia) 6. Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment 7. Primary Progressive Aphasia & Other Disorders of Speech 8. Frontotemporal Dementia 9. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 10. Corticobasal Degeneration 11. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 12. Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease 13. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy 14. Other Disorders That Disrupt Memory SECTION III: TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS 15. Goals of Treatment of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia 16. Cholinesterase Inhibitors 17. Memantine (Generic and Namenda XR) 18. Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories 19. Future Treatments of Memory Loss 20. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss SECTION IV: BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA 21. Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia 22. Caring For and Educating the Caregiver 23. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia 24. Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia SECTION V: ADDITIONAL ISSUES 25. Life Adjustments 26. Legal and Financial Issues 27. Special Issues ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES APPENDIX A: Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions, and Normative Data APPENDIX B: Screening for Memory Loss APPENDIX C: Our Current Understanding of Memory