Dementia in Clinical Practice — a new book
11 May 2009
|Title: Dementia in Clinical Practice (Frontiers
of Neurology and Neuroscience)
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Author: Giannakopoulos P., Hof P.R.
Publication type: Book (Hardback)
Publication date: April 2009
ISBN number: 978-3-8055-9015-0
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In industrialized countries, and in relation to the prolonged
survival of elderly people, Dementia is going to be one of the 21st
century’s major diseases.
Dementia has become a widely known condition in the general
population, although this knowledge is often associated with beliefs and
fears which are not always justified. Dementia in Clinical Practice
is a welcome new book that is targeted at professionals, but which
emphasizes concepts that will also be of interest to a much wider
Drawing on the latest developments in research and management, this
exciting text focuses on the manifestations, diagnosis and therapies for
the main forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, vascular, Lewy body and
frontotemporal dementia are all covered.
Alongside the multitude of thick textbooks in this field,
Dementia in Clinical Practice is a rare little gem. It summarizes
the most recent advances in the field and provides an updated view of
the disorders likely to be encountered in daily practice.
For each clinical entity, the authors review the major issues of
disease pathophysiology, overlap of conditions, diagnosis, therapeutic
possibilities and recommendations for patient management.
Each section focuses on a major form of dementia and discusses the
pathophysiology of the disease, its diagnostic challenges, its
characteristic neuroimaging features and possible therapeutic
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