Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective

Pragmatic Studies in the Cognitive Function Clinic

Authors: Larner, Andrew

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  • New chapter on methodological aspects of pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies
  • New chapter on history taking and neurological examination in patients with suspected dementia or cognitive problems
  • Details of pragmatic use of common cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility in the dementia clinic
  • Clear tabular and graphical display of data so that readers may quickly and easily appraise study findings
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About this book

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized book addresses neurological contributions to the diagnosis and management of dementia through a longitudinal examination of the work undertaken in a dedicated neurological dementia clinic. 

It covers the use of cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility and the use of other diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic mix is discussed in terms of both neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is the use of conventional treatments for dementia and the impact of national directives (e.g. NICE, National Dementia Strategy) on day-to-day clinical practice.  

Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective, Second Edition is an illustrated, practical resource for medical professionals involved in the assessment and management of dementia patients. It is of particular benefit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care practitioners and those working in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing.

About the authors

A. J. Larner is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.

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“Written and edited by a clinician, this is a welcome addition to the neurology and psychiatry literature. … Each chapter ends with timely and relevant citations of the scientific literature. This is an informative and practical book. … Anyone involved in taking care of patients suffering from dementia would benefit from reading this illuminating second edition.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective
Book Subtitle
Pragmatic Studies in the Cognitive Function Clinic
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6371-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6371-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 386
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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