Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia

By: John Meyer (editor), Carlo Loeb (editor), Gaiane Rauch (editor), Helmut Lechner (editor)Hardback

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Vascular dementia (VAD) accounts for one-third of all dementias in today's aging population, second only to Alzheimer's disease (DAT). Fortunately, current imaging techniques allow clinicians to view specific lesions in the brain, classify them by etiology and anatomical location, and assess changes using serial imaging, while at the same time correlating those changes with signs and symptoms of VAD or DAT. In 17 chapters, this book summarizes new concepts concerning the epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, neuropathology and pathogenesis of VAD and DAT, and mixtures of the two, and reviews their multiple causes, including microvascular and hemorrhagic lesions, and ischemic and inflammatory changes affecting both white and gray matter.For the first time, the subject of reversible cognitive decline among the elderly is described, and early control of vascular risk factors are described that can improve early cognitive decline and prevent strokes and dementia. Clinical features of patients with VAD are compared to those with DAT, so that similarities and differences in the clinical course of both diseases are apparent. Simple and practical methods for assessing and quantifying cognitive and neurobehavioral deteriorations are discussed, as well as issues for prevention and therapy. Neurologists, vascular surgeons, internists, family practitioners, nurses, rehabilitationists and clinical psychologists will all find this text practical, useful and informative.


Contributors ForewordJames F. Toole, M.D., President of World Federation of NeurologyPrefaceJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. Rauch, Helmut Lechner, Carlo Loeb, James F. TooleChapter 1 - Epidemiology of Vascular DementiaMd. Anwarul Haque, John S. Meyer, Gaiane M. RauchChapter 2 - Cardiovascular Risk Factors Contributing to Cerebral Degenerative Changes, Cognitive Decline and DementiaJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. Rauch, Ronald A. RauchChapter 3 - Risk Factors For Vascular DementiaHelmut LechnerChapter 4 - Neuropathological Correlates of Vascular DementiaCarlo LoebChapter 5 - Microvascular Pathology In Vascular And Related DementiasAlberto Portera-Sanchez, Jesus Porta-EtessamChapter 6 - Recent Advances in Vascular Dementia ResearchDavid W. DesmondChapter 7 - Clinical Features Of Patients With Vascular Dementia Versus Alzheimer's DiseaseGaiane M. Rauch, John S. MeyerChapter 8 - Neuropsychological Assessments For Cognitive DeclineMd. Anwarul Haque, John S. Meyer, Gaiane M. RauchChapter 9 - Subcortical Arteriosclerotic Encephalopathy Binswanger Type or Chronic Microvascular Leukoencephalopathy SyndromeCarlo LoebChapter 10 - Criteria For Diagnosis Of Vascular DementiaCarlo Loeb, John S. Meyer, Gaiane M. RauchChapter 11 - Classification Of Subtypes Of Vascular Dementia Including Subcortical Versus Cortical DementiasJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. RauchChapter 12 - Neuroimaging in Vascular DementiaJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. Rauch, Ronald A. RauchChapter 13 - Clinical Observation During Long-Term Follow-Up of Outcome inVascular DementiaHelmut Lechner, Gotz BerthaChapter 14 - Prevention and Treatment of Vascular DementiaJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. RauchChapter 15 - Scientific Basis for Plasmapheresis in Vascular DementiaHelmut LechnerChapter 16 - Estrogen Therapy For Prevention Of Dementia In Post-Menopausal WomenGaiane M. Rauch, John S. MeyerChapter 17 - Factors Influencing Long-Term Survival Among Patients With Vascular Dementia Versus Alzheimer's DiseaseJohn S. Meyer, Gaiane M. Rauch Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780879934255
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9780879934255
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 0879934255

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