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
List of Review Contributors.
Definition and Epidemiology of Dementia: A Review (A. Henderson & A. Jorm).
Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review (B. Reisberg, et al.).
Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review (O. Almkvist).
Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia: A Review (S. Samuels & K. Davis).
Psychosocial Interventions for Dementia: A Review (F. Baro).
Costs of Dementia: A Review (B. Jönsson, et al.).
Acknowledgements for the First Edition.