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Editors: Welsh, Eileen M.
Book Description:
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that contol memory, thought and language. Age is the most important known risk factor for AD. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. AD is a slow disease, starting with mild memory loss and ending with severe brain damage. The course the disease takes and how fast changes occur vary from person to person. On average, AD patients live from 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though the disease can last for as many as 20 years.
Current research is aimed at understanding why AD occurs and who is at greatest risk for developing it, improving the accuracy of diagnosis and ability to identify who is at risk, developing, discovering and testing new treatments for behavioral problems in patients with AD. This new book gathers state-of-the-art research from leading scientists throughout the world which offers important information on understanding the underlying causes and discovering the most effective treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Prescribing Psychotropic Drugs in the Elderly: Treatment Controversies in the Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD); pp. 1-52
(Carmine Fuschillo et al., ASL NA 4, Via Cupa Travi, Italy)

2. Pharmacotherapeutic Targets Presented by Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease Pathophysiology; pp. 53-96
(John B. Standridge, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, USA)

3. The Role of Donepezil in the Treatment of Dementia in Alzheimer's Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome; pp. 97-119
(V.P. Prasher, The Greenfields, UK)

4. The Clinical Diagnosis and Pathology of Non-Alzheimer Degenerative Dementias; pp. 121-143
(Takashi Togo et al., Yokohama University School of Medicine, Japan)

5. The Natural History of Depression in Alzheimer's Disease. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Meta-analysis of Randomised Trials; pp. 145-159
(Pedro J. Modrego, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Spain)

6. Involvement of Oxidative Stess in the Early-stage of Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Therapeutics; pp. 161-183
(Akihiko Nunomura et al., Asahikawa Medical College, Japan)

7. Contributions of Magnetoencephalography in the Early Diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 185-200
(F. Maestú et al., Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain)

8. Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis: Its Applications to EEG Recordings in Dementias; pp. 201-231
(Jaeseung Jeong, Korea University, South Korea)

9. Alzheimer's Disease: New Frontiers for the XXI Century; pp.233-258
(Francesco Chiapelli et al., UCLA School of Dentistry, USA)

10. Mitochondrial Impairment a Common Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Diabetes? A Matter Under Discussion; pp. 259-279
(Paula I. Moreira et al., University of Coimbra, Portugal)

11. Ultrastructural Abnormalities in Skin Fibroblasts from Alzheimer's Disease Patients; pp. 281-287
(Carlos A. Mangone et al., Beunos Aires University, Argentina)

12. Insulin Resistance, Depressive Disorders and Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 289-315
(Heather A. Kenna et al., Stanford University, USA)

Index

   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-938-9
   Status: AV
  
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