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This is a broad–ranging review of the current research on Alzheimer′s disease and other dementias from both basic neuroscience and clinical perspectives. It provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up–to–date review of cutting–edge scientific advances.


This reference begins with an introduction to and overview of the major dementias including Alzheimer′s Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Vascular Dementia and explores pathology, manifestations, treatment, and other necessary background information. The second section explores the state–of–the–art research on specific disease mechanisms relevant to dementia such as neuropathology and epidemiology, and genetic risk factors. The third section examines the most recent research on major topics in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience as it relates to dementia, and the final section explores the latest research in neuroimaging.


No other reference encompasses the range of topics presented, or combines basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences. It is an essential tool for physicians and medical students, psychologists, scientists, and allied health professionals including nurses, social workers, and therapists.


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This is a broad–ranging review of the current research on Alzheimer′s disease and other dementias from both basic neuroscience and clinical perspectives. It provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up–to–date review of cutting–edge scientific advances.


This reference begins with an introduction to and overview of the major dementias including Alzheimer′s Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Vascular Dementia and explores pathology, manifestations, treatment, and other necessary background information. The second section explores the state–of–the–art research on specific disease mechanisms relevant to dementia such as neuropathology and epidemiology, and genetic risk factors. The third section examines the most recent research on major topics in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience as it relates to dementia, and the final section explores the latest research in neuroimaging.


No other reference encompasses the range of topics presented, or combines basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences. It is an essential tool for physicians and medical students, psychologists, scientists, and allied health professionals including nurses, social workers, and therapists.


Contents:

Contributors ix

Foreword xii


Preface xv


Part I Common Dementias 1


1 Alzheimer s Disease 3
Alan M. Mandell and Robert C. Green


2 Vascular Dementia 92
Angela L. Jefferson, Amanda M. Gentile, and Ravi Kahlon


3 Dementia with Lewy Bodies 131
Tamara G. Fong and Daniel Z. Press


4 Frontotemporal Dementia 145
Adam L. Boxer


5 Other Dementias 179
Peter Morin


Part II Pathogenesis and Disease Mechanisms 195


6 Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia 197
Paul Hollingworth and Julie Williams


7 The Neuropathology of the Dementing Disorders 235
Ann C. McKee and Brandon E. Gavett


8 Amyloid Beta Peptide and the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis 262
Carmela R. Abraham


9 Other Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration 277
Marina Boziki, Vassilis Papaliagkas, and Magda Tsolaki


10 Rational Therapeutics for Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias 301
Neil W. Kowall


Part III Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction 313


11 Memory Dysfunction in Dementia 315
Andrew E. Budson


12 Language Processing in Dementia 336
Jamie Reilly, Joshua Troche, and Murray Grossman


13 Executive Functioning 369
Robert A. Stern, Stacy L. Andersen, and Brandon E. Gavett


14 Emotion and Behavior in Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias 416
Christopher I. Wright


15 Visuospatial Function in Alzheimer s Disease and Related Disorders 457
Alice Cronin–Golomb


16 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Dementia 483
David G. Harper


Part IV Neuroimaging in Dementia 505


17 Glimpses of the Living Brain with Alzheimer s Disease 507
Ronald J. Killiany


18 Functional MRI in Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias 535
Maija Pihlajamäki and Reisa A. Sperling


19 Molecular Neuroimaging of the Dementias 557
Bradford C. Dickerson


20 Using EEG and MEG to Understand Brain Physiology in Alzheimer s Disease and Related Dementias 575
Brandon A. Ally


Index 604


Plate section between pages 304 and 305


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781444351132
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 648
Dimensions: 150.00 x 250.00 x 15.00
Weight: 666g
Availability: Availability uncertain
Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders

MEET THE AUTHOR

Dr. Neil W. Kowall is Chief of Neurology and Director of the New England GRECC at the VA Boston Healthcare System; he is also Director of the NIH–funded Boston University Alzheimer′s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 170 papers in peer–reviewed journals including Science, Nature, the Journal of Neuroscience, and the Annals of Neurology.


Dr. Andrew E. Budson is the Deputy Chief of Staff and a member of the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer′s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He was awarded the 2008 Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology and the 2009 Research Award in Geriatric Neurology, both from the American Academy of Neurology, and has published over 75 papers in peer–reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Brain, and Cortex.

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