Dementia : prevalence, risk factors and management strategies /

"Dementia is a distressing, progressively disabling, financially burdening and, most of all, self-erasing illness. The nature of the disease presents patients, families and care providers from multiple domains with numerous, multi-faceted challenges. As a rule, these challenges morph into new a...

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Format: eBook
Published: New York : Nova Biomedical, [2014]
Series:Neurology--laboratory and clinical research development series.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • DEMENTIA: PREVALENCE, RISK FACTORS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES; DEMENTIA: PREVALENCE, RISK FACTORS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Genetic Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease; Abstract; Introduction; Diagnosis of AD; Genetic Epidemiology of AD; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 2: Veterans Affairs Dementia Care Strategies As a Model; Abstract; Introduction; Disease Staging/Milestones; Dementia Diagnosis and Care in Primary Care; Caregivers of Dementia Patients; Prevalence and Economic Impacts of AD.
  • Veterans As a Special PopulationThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA): An Overview; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC); The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care; Dementia Care; (American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry); Partners in Dementia Care (PDC); Care Management using Dementia; Practice Guidelines; Collaborative Care Model; VA Office of Telehealth Services; Dementia Demonstration Project; Caregiver Support; Palliative Care; Dementia Special Care Units; Medical Foster Homes; Conclusion; References.
  • Chapter 3: Research in Advance Dementia: Lessons Learned from the CommunityAbstract; Introduction; The Patient's Story; Background; Alzheimer's and Dementing Illness Epidemiology; Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia; Burden of Caregiving; Sleep Disturbances and Dementia; Implementing Sleep Study; Instruments Used; Examples of Research Implementation; Inclusion Criteria; Exclusion Criteria; Program Curriculum; Conclusion and Lessons Learned; for Continuing Research; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4: Apathy in Dementia; Abstract; Introduction; Diagnosis and Evaluation Scales.
  • Neuropathophysiology and ImagingComorbidity and Relationship to Depression; Treatment; Pharmacological Treatments; Cholinesterase inhibitors; Memantine; Psychostimulants; Antidepressants; Non-Pharmacological Treatments; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Physical Activity and Cognitive Ability in Older Adults: A Psychosocial Approach; Abstract; Ageing Population; Dementia Incidence; Cognitive Decline and Dementia; Modifiable Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline: Physical Activity; Evidence for the Effect of Physical Activity on Cognitive Ability and Dementia; Cross-sectional Studies.
  • Prospective StudiesPhysical Activity Measurement in Cross-sectional and Observational Studies; Limitations of Observational Studies; Randomised Controlled Trials with Healthy Older Adults; Moderators: Specific Components; of Exercise Interventions; Moderators: Cognitive Specificity; Moderators: Participant Characteristics; Moderators: Baseline Cognitive Ability; The Role of Psychosocial Factors; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration; Abstract; Introduction; Epidemiology; Clinical Aspects; Differential Diagnosis; Complementary Investigations.