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Movement Disorders in Dementias

Merello, Marcelo, Starkstein, Sergio E. (Eds.)

2014, XVI, 278 p. 20 illus., 11 illus. in color.

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  • Describes motor manifestations common to all forms of dementia regardless of underlying cause
  • Describes important motor issues related to medication in demented patients
  • Details the relationship between motor and cognitive symptoms, from pathogenesis to medical treatments

This book focuses on extrapyramidal signs and symptoms of all types of dementia, and addresses the issue of the artificial boundary between dementias and Parkinsonism, which represent the two most common symptoms found in degenerative central nervous system diseases. 

In Movement Disorders in Dementias, movement disorder specialists from around the world write on topics generally restricted to dementia experts. Important motor issues related to either medication in demented patients (drug-induced movement disorders) or manifestations common to all forms of dementia, regardless of underlying cause (gait disorders, falls, fear of falling), is followed by analysis of the relationship between motor and cognitive symptoms, from their common pathogenesis to specific medical treatments. 

Movement Disorders in Dementias is aimed at general neurologists, dementia specialists, movement disorders specialists, neuropsychologists and geriatricians. ​

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Alzheimer - Lewy body dementia - dementia - falls - frontotemporal dementia - motor symptom - movement disorder - neurodegeneration - parkinsonism - primary progressive aphasia

Related subjects » Family & Geriatric Medicine - Neurology - Neuropsychology - Psychiatry

Table of contents 

Neurodegenerative Disorders: Dementia and Parkinsonism, Lumping Together or Splitting Apart?.- Gait Disorders in Patients with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia.- Falls in Patients with Dementia.- Treatment of Parkinsonism in Patients with Non-Parkinson Dementia.- Psychiatric Complications of Alzheimer´s Disease overlapping with Parkinsonism: Depression, Apathy, Catatonia and Psychosis.- Drug-Induced Movement Disorders in Elderly Patients.- Scales for Measuring Parkinsonism in Demented Patients.- Movement Disorders in Alzheimer Disease.- Movement Disorders in Frontotemporal Dementia.- Dementia with Lewy Bodies.- Dementia in Parkinson's Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism.- Vascular Dementia and Parkinsonism.- Progressive Apraxia of Speech and Primary Progressive Aphasias.- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.- Movement Disorders in Infectious Dementias.

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