A comprehensive, multidisciplinary reference for diagnosing and treating dementia
The Handbook of Dementia offers a broad, interdisciplinary guide to understanding, diagnosing, and treating dementia and its related illnesses and conditions. In one volume, leading authorities provide insightful, specialized knowledge on the psychological, neurological, and psychiatric aspects of dementia, including etiology and diagnosis, assessment tools, behavioral and pharmacological treatments, and comorbidities. This practical guide also addresses multicultural issues as they relate to the diagnosis and treatment process.
Edited by renowned experts in geriatric health and dementia, Handbook of Dementia presents cutting-edge information on a variety of dementia-causing illnesses, such as AIDS, substance abuse, stroke and other vascular diseases, degenerative diseases of the nervous system (including Alzheimer’s), and many others. Aimed at improving the quality of life for those suffering from dementia, this hands-on guide’s unique features include interventions focused on cognitive and noncognitive functions, a psychological model that "rules in" influences on behavior, and revealing information specific to particular types of dementia.
The most comprehensive reference on dementia in the field, the Handbook of Dementia is the state-of-the-art resource for effectively working with clients who suffer from this and related conditions.
Introduction (Peter A. Lichtenberg, et al.).
Chapter 1. Neurologic Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease (R. Scott Turner).
Chapter 2. Psychological Evaluation and Nonpharmacological Treatment and Management of Alzheimer's Disease (Mary Sano and Christine Weber).
Chapter 3. Neurologic Aspects of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease with Dementia (Donna Masterman and Margaret Swanberg).
Chapter 4. Neurologic Aspects of Prion Diseases and Frantotemporal Dementias (Daniel L. Murman).
Chapter 5. Psychological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Lewy Body and Frontal Dementia (Margaret Norris).
Chapter 6. Neurologic Aspects of Vascular Dementia: Basic Concepts, Diagnosis and Management (Gustavo C. Román).
Chapter 7. Psychological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Vascular and Mixed Dementia (Margaret Norris, et al.).
Chapter 8. Neurologic Aspects of Toxic, Traumatic, Infectious, and Inflammatory Diseases (Judy Heidebrink).
Chapter 9. Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management of Psychosis in Dementia (Gregory H. Pelton and Gregory Devanand).
Chapter 10. Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Dementia (Helen C. Kales and Alan M. Mellow).
Chapter 11. Psychological and Nonpharmacological Aspects of Depression in Dementia (Peter A. Lichtenberg and Benjamin T. Mast).
Chapter 12. Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment of Nonpsychotic Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia (Anton P. Porsteinsson, et al.).
Chapter 13. Psychological and Nonpharmacological Aspects of Agitation and Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Assessment, Intervention, and Challenges to Providing Care (Cameron J. Camp and Elizabeth H. Nasser).
Chapter 14. Integrated Case Studies
PETER A. LICHTENBERG, PhD, is Director of the Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of several books on geriatric mental health care, including the Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology (Wiley).
DANIEL L. MURMAN, MD, is Director of the Geriatric, Neurology, and Memory Disorder Clinic and Assistant Professor in the departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is well known for his research in geriatric neurology and dementia.
ALAN M. MELLOW, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a well-known researcher in geriatric psychiatry.