Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia

Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia
Author: Helmut Hildebrandt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0128210737
ISBN 13: 9780128210734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia Book Review:

Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment takes a unique approach by combining the neuroscientific background of neuropsychology, neuropsychological tools for diagnosis and disease staging, and neuropsychological treatment into one comprehensive book for researchers and clinicians. Sections present an introduction to neuropsychological assessment in dementias, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia (alpha-synucleinopathies), atypical Parkinson’s diseases (tauopathies), language and behavioral variants of frontotemporal lobe degeneration, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. Each chapter elucidates the point that neuropsychological measures provide the tools to differentiate disease-specific impairments from normal age-related cognitive decline, and from other neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, the book discusses the possibility of helping patients through neuropsychological intervention. Case studies aid in the reader’s comprehension of the field, and two short guidelines for each disease’s specific assessment and treatment prepare readers for handling real-life patients. Includes epidemiological information regarding dementia Demonstrates the use of neuropsychological tests and screening tools in diagnosing and differentiating patients with dementia Outlines which investigation strategy and neuropsychological tests work best for assessing patients for different neurodegenerative diseases Reviews specific interventions to slow the progress of dementia wherever possible Discusses the neuropathology, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia
Author: Lisa D. Ravdin,Heather L. Katzen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 1461431069
ISBN 13: 9781461431060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia Book Review:

With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment, aid in differential diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in older adults, as well as identify cognitive deficits most likely to translate into functional impairments in everyday life.

Diagnostic Issues in Dementia

Diagnostic Issues in Dementia
Author: Trey Sunderland,Dilip V. Jeste,Olusegun Baiyewu,Paul J. Sirovatka,Darrel A. Regier
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1585626791
ISBN 13: 9781585626793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Issues in Dementia Book Review:

Advancing the Research Agenda for DSM-V, Diagnostic Issues in Dementia comprises nine chapters with research suggestions for consideration for the upcoming DSM-V process, reflecting the nascent effort toward a new diagnostic nomenclature in the still rapidly evolving field of dementia. Here, 18 experts provide critical pieces of the dementia diagnostic story: The all-important neuropathological criteria of Alzheimer's disease and the aging brain; current epidemiologic literature and the challenges of making even minor changes in the general definition of dementia; and a scholarly review of the diagnostic nomenclature across the existing criteria, with numerous critiques and suggestion for future research The growing evidence for mild cognitive impairment as an identifiable entity suitable for inclusion in DSM-V; the current neuropsychological profiling that serves as the centerpiece of the diagnostic criteria for dementia and suggests that new instruments evaluating even broader aspects of cognition, including executive function, will be important in helping to identify dementia at an earlier stage of development The various behavioral syndromes associated with dementia, with emphasis on the need for great diagnostic clarity to help focus appropriate therapy in this area of increased burden for patients and family caregivers Biomarkers in dementia that may already be appropriate for inclusion in our diagnostic criteria; the current diagnostic utility of specific imaging modalities, which, combined with expanding ligand technology or markers of genetic predisposition, might further enhance diagnostic accuracy A review of the tremendous explosion of information in this field, asserting that, with the exception of the rare Mendelian disorders, genetic profiles are not yet ready to make substantial contributions to nosology Despite all of these exciting findings, the editors state that we are still dealing with primarily clinical syndromes and therefore are still using clinical diagnostic criteria established at consensus conferences. In the spirit of scientific humility, they assert that these experts' views must be considered within the vast and expanding literature related to the dementias. Given the associated but still generally nonspecific biological mechanisms underlying these syndromes, new scientific developments might occur at any time and immediately affect the interpretations and considerations presented here. This remarkably concise and insightful collection reviews today's -- and suggests directions for tomorrow's -- important diagnostic and research issues in dementia, and as such is a "must read" for clinicians and researchers alike.

The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment

The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment
Author: Lee Ashendorf, PhD,Rod Swenson,David J. Libon,David Libon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 0199794308
ISBN 13: 9780199794300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment Book Review:

The Boston Process Approach to neuropsychological assessment, advanced by Edith Kaplan, has a long and well-respected history in the field. However, its theoretical and empirical support has not previously been assembled in an easily accessible format. This volume fills that void by compiling the historical, empirical, and practical teachings of the Process Approach. The reader will find a detailed history of the precursors to this model of thought, its development through its proponents such as Harold Goodglass, Nelson Butters, Laird Cermak, and Norman Geschwind, and its continuing legacy. The second section provides a guide to applying the Boston Process Approach to some of the field's most commonly used measures, such as the various Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Trail Making Test, the California Verbal Learning Test, and the Boston Naming Test. Here, the reader will find a detailed history of the empirical evidence for test administration and interpretation using Boston Process Approach tenets. The final section of the book provides various perspectives on the implementation of the Boston Process Approach in various clinical and research settings and with specialized populations.

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology
Author: Sandra Koffler,E. Mark Mahone,Bernice A. Marcopulos,Douglas E Johnson-Greene,Glenn Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 019065256X
ISBN 13: 9780190652562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology Book Review:

Compiled reviews of the recent literature are a long established tradition in the laboratory and clinical sciences, and bring to their professions a useful and timely summary of the advances that have been made in the field. Neuropsychology has matured as a science and profession to support a like effort to summarize, across domains, the direction and momentum in the field. The authors are authorities in the subjects they review and provide for the investigator, practitioner and student an overview of the important developments in neuropsychology that cannot be realized from perusal of the journals alone. Interest in the reviews are likely to go beyond the discipline of neuropsychology, and will extend to all with an interest in science of brain-behavior relationships, in the study of disease and injury as they affect brain function, and in the rehabilitation of the individual who has suffered insult to brain. Chapters cover the pragmatic application of tests and test findings to improve our understanding of the behavior of individuals who present with neurocognitive disorders. Where there is interest in efficiently acquiring a sound perspective of the important advances and the future direction of neuropsychology, Neuropsychology: A Review of Science and Practice will provide the means for so doing as no other publication can offer.

ABC of Dementia

ABC of Dementia
Author: Bernard Coope,Felicity A. Richards
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 1119599350
ISBN 13: 9781119599357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ABC of Dementia Book Review:

ABC of Dementia is a practical guide, written with the needs of professionals in training in mind. Its aim is to enable readers to explore attitudes towards dementia, and find the knowledge and skills required in the important task of supporting the lives of people with dementia and their carers. This new edition is designed to assist students and practitioners working within both primary and secondary care settings with the diagnosis, treatment and provision of care. It covers the causes of dementia, diagnostic assessment, early intervention, pharmacological treatment, person-centred care, legal and ethical issues, and more. This resource has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent research and evidence-based practice. New and expanded content addresses dementia and frailty in care homes, explores the role of technology in the treatment of dementia, discusses working with minority groups, and examines case studies. Aids healthcare professionals in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for those with dementia Highlights the importance of person-centred care and the effects of dementia on families and carers. Describes the cognitive changes and neurological disorders central to dementia Addresses the needs of younger people developing dementia Provides guidance on managing dementia in primary care, the acute hospital and end-of-life care settings Covers the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (NPSD) Features numerous full-colour photographs and illustrations ABC of Dementia is a must-have for healthcare students, general practitioners, and other healthcare professionals caring for people with dementia. It will also be of interest to members of the general public who wish to know more about dementia.

Dementia

Dementia
Author: Mario Maj,Norman Sartorius
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2003-07-07
ISBN 10: 0470858605
ISBN 13: 9780470858608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia Book Review:

Dementia is most frequently associated with aging and is, at present, under-diagnosed and under-represented all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are significant and consequently, the need for a review of the currently available research evidence and a discussion of different clinical practices is urgently needed. This book provides a much needed review of the diagnostic procedures and the implementations of therapeutic interventions. * Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors * Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement * Provides an unbiased and reliable reference point

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults E Book

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults   E Book
Author: Karen Barney,Margaret Perkinson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-12-11
ISBN 10: 0323290833
ISBN 13: 9780323290838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults E Book Book Review:

Look no further for the book that provides the information essential for successful practice in the rapidly growing field of gerontological occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults is a new, comprehensive text edited by OT and gerontological experts Karen Frank Barney and Margaret Perkinson that takes a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in covering every major aspects of geriatric gerontological occupational therapy practice. With 30 chapters written by 70 eminent leaders in gerontology and OT, this book covers the entire continuum of care for the aging population along with special considerations for this rapidly growing demographic. This innovative text also covers topical issues spanning the areas of ethical approaches to treatment; nutrition and oral health concerns; pharmacological issues; low vision interventions; assistive technology supports; and more to ensure readers are well versed in every aspect of this key practice area. UNIQUE! Intraprofessional and interprofessional approach to intervention emphasizes working holistically and collaboratively in serving older adults. Case examples help you learn to apply new information to actual patient situations. Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for discussion or other learning applications. Chapter on evidence-based practice discusses how to incorporate evidence into the clinical setting. Chapter on ethics provides a deeper understanding of how to address challenging ethical dilemmas. UNIQUE! Chapter on the wide range of physiological changes among the aging patient population highlights related occupational performance issues. UNIQUE! Chapter on oral health explores the challenges faced by older adults.

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: MD Kenneth M. Heilman,Edward Valenstein, MD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 0195384873
ISBN 13: 9780195384871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Neuropsychology Book Review:

Since its first publication in 1979, Clinical Neuropsychology has been a valued resource for students and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. The text covers all of the major syndromes, but reflects the major advances in understanding and treatment of neurobehavioral disorders since the previous edition was published.

Dementia

Dementia
Author: Patrick McNamara
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 823
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0313384347
ISBN 13: 9780313384349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia Book Review:

Offers scientists and health care professionals the latest research on the history, diagnosis, and prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, possible biological causes, and treatments that use and avoid using medication.

Gerontechnology III

Gerontechnology III
Author: José García-Alonso,César Fonseca
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 3030725677
ISBN 13: 9783030725679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontechnology III Book Review:

This book gathers revised selected papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Gerontechnology, IWoG 2020, held on October 5-6, 2020, in Évora, Portugal. They reports on cutting-edge technologies and optimized workflows for promoting active aging and assisting and elderly people at home, as well as in healthcare centers. It discusses the main challenges in the development, use and delivery of health care services and technologies. Not only they proposes solutions for improving in practice the monitoring and management of health parameters and age-related diseases, yet they also describes improved approaches for helping seniors in their daily tasks and facilitating their communication and integration with assistive technologies, thus improving their quality of life, as well as their social integration. The book provides health professionals, researchers, and service providers with extensive information on the latest trends in the development and practical application of gerontechnology in elderly care.

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia
Author: Lisa D. Ravdin,Heather L. Katzen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 1461431050
ISBN 13: 9781461431053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia Book Review:

With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment, aid in differential diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in older adults, as well as identify cognitive deficits most likely to translate into functional impairments in everyday life.

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Author: Nicole D. Anderson,Kelly J. Murphy,Angela K. Troyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 0199978905
ISBN 13: 9780199978908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment Book Review:

One in ten adults over 65 has some form of mild cognitive impairment or MCI--thinking problems that go beyond those associated with normal aging, but that fall short of the serious impairments experienced by people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. This is the first book written specifically for individuals with MCI, for their loved ones, and for the health care professionals who treat them. Written by three clinicians and researchers who have devoted their careers to MCI patients, this book provides up-to-date and reliable information on the nature of this disorder, how it may affect people, and what can be done about it. The authors explain how MCI is diagnosed and treated and they offer advice on how to improve cognitive health through diet and exercise, through social engagement, and through the use of practical, effective memory strategies. Throughout, case studies illustrate the real-life issues facing people living with MCI. The book includes "Questions to Ask Your Doctor," recommended readings and links to relevant websites, and worksheets to guide readers through healthy lifestyle changes.

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
Author: Martin Sellbom,Julie A. Suhr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN 10: 1108245021
ISBN 13: 9781108245029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Book Review:

This Handbook provides a contemporary and research-informed review of the topics essential to clinical psychological assessment and diagnosis. It outlines assessment issues that cross all methods, settings, and disorders, including (but not limited to) psychometric issues, diversity factors, ethical dilemmas, validity of patient presentation, psychological assessment in treatment, and report writing. These themes run throughout the volume as leading researchers summarize the empirical findings and technological advances in their area. With each chapter written by major experts in their respective fields, the text gives interpretive and practical guidance for using psychological measures for assessment and diagnosis.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Virtual and Augmented Reality  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1845
Release: 2018-03-02
ISBN 10: 152255470X
ISBN 13: 9781522554707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual and Augmented Reality Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Virtual and augmented reality is the next frontier of technological innovation. As technology exponentially evolves, so do the ways in which humans interact and depend upon it. Virtual and Augmented Reality: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the trends, techniques, and uses of virtual and augmented reality in various fields, and examines the benefits and challenges of these developments. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as human-computer interaction, digital self-identity, and virtual reconstruction, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, professionals, theorists, students, and practitioners interested in emerging technology applications across the digital plane.

Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders

Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders
Author: Irene Litvan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007-10-27
ISBN 10: 159259834X
ISBN 13: 9781592598342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders Book Review:

A comprehensive review of what is known not only about the cause and treatment of atypical parksonian disorders, but also the issues that clinicians, researchers, patients, and caregivers face in dealing with them. The authors cover the basic science (history, epidemiology, genetics, pathology, nosology, computer modeling, and animal models), detailed clinical and laboratory assessments, and available diagnostic tools, including neuropsychiatric, neurologic, neuropsychologic, speech, electrophysiologic, and imaging evaluations. Current and future therapeutic approaches are also detailed, along with extensive discussions about future research directions.

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1632
Release: 2010-02-26
ISBN 10: 012374105X
ISBN 13: 9780123741059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders is a comprehensive reference work on movement disorders, encompassing a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pharmacology. This compilation will feature more than 300 focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics. This Encyclopedia is an essential addition to any collection, written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Academic clinicians, translational researchers and basic scientists are brought together to connect experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of movement disorders. The Encyclopedia targets a broad readership, ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists and Movement Disorder specialists. Published both in print and via Elsevier’s online platform of Science Direct, this Encyclopedia will have the enhanced option of integrating traditional print with online multimedia. Connects experimental findings made in the laboratory to the clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of movement disorders Encompasses a wide variety of topics in neurology neurosurgery, psychiatry, and pharmacology Written for a broad readership ranging from students to general physicians, basic scientists, and movement disorder specialists

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Joel E. Morgan,Joseph H. Ricker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 1134981988
ISBN 13: 9781134981984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Review:

Containing 50 chapters by some of the most prominent clinical neuropsychologists, the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology sets a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. Unlike most other books in neuropsychology, the Textbook is organized primarily around syndromes, disorders, and related clinical phenomena. Written for the clinician at all levels of training, from the beginner to the journeyman, the Textbook presents contemporary clinical neuropsychology in a comprehensive volume. Chapters are rich with reviews of the literature and clinical case material spanning a range from pediatric to adult and geriatric disorders. Chapter authors are among the most respected in their field, leaders of American Neuropsychology, known for their scholarship and professional leadership. Rarely have so many distinguished members of one discipline been in one volume. This is essential reading for students of neuropsychology, and all others preparing for careers in the field.

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson s Disease

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson s Disease
Author: Murat Emre
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN 10: 0191503878
ISBN 13: 9780191503870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson s Disease Book Review:

In this edited volume, experts on the treatment of dementia associated with Parkinson's Disease (PD) describe in detail the current status of knowledge in their respective area of expertise. The importance and clinical relevance of cognitive impairment and dementia in PD is emphasized, all relevant aspects including epidemiology, full and detailed spectrum of clinical features, current knowledge on pathology, neurochemistry and genetics, findings in auxillary investigations, relation to other neurodegenerative disorders, diagnostic process and management are described, rounded-up by discussion of future research directions and expectations. The text is complemented and enriched with tables, figures and is heavily referenced thereby capturing all relevant literature.

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Author: 國防醫學院
Publsiher: 中華民國政府出版品
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

39 2 Book Review: