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Editors: Anouk M. Visser
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 control thought, memory, 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 problems 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 of developing it, improving the accuracy of diagnosis and the ability to identify those at risk, discovering, developing, and testing new treatments, and discovering treatments for behavioral problems in patients with AD. This book gathers new and important 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

Chapter I - Pharmacotherapy in AD: Current State and Future Directions; pp. 1-26
(Michael D. Carter, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Chapter II - Effects of Person-Centered Care on Behavioral Symptoms, Quality of Life, and Psychotropic Drug Use in Patients with Frontotempora Dementia: A Preliminary Study; pp. 27-46
(Osamu Yokota, Department of Psychogeriatrics, Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry, Japan, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan, Kinoko Espoir Hospital, Japan, Yoshikatsu Fujisawa, Ken Sasaki, Kinoko Espoir Hospital, Japan)

Chapter III - Source Memory in Alzheimer?s Disease; pp. 47-60
(Nicola Mammarella, Beth Fairfield, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti ?G.D?Annunzio?, Online University ?L. Da Vinci, Torrevecchia Teatina)

Chapter IV - Effects of Motor Practice on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease; pp. 61-78
(Jin H. Yan, The California State University, USA, China Southwestern University, China)

Chapter V - Inhibiting Complement Activation and Infiltration as a Therapeutic Strategy in Alzheimer?s Disease; pp. 79-85
(Brinda S. Desai, Bill Hendey, Department of Pharmacology, Paul M. Carvey, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA)

Chapter VI - What Factors Affect Caregivers Communication in Psychogeriatric Care?; pp. 87-117
(Julia C.M. van Weert, Department of Communication, Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, (NIVEL) Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, The Netherlands, Alexandra M. van Dulmen, (NIVEL) Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, The Netherlands, Jozien M. Bensing, (NIVEL)Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), The Netherlands, Department of Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Chapter VII - Oxidative Damage in Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 119-137
(Fabio Copped Department of Neuroscience, University of Pisa, Italy, Lucia Migliore, Department of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy)

Chapter VIII - Association between Depression and Alzheimer?s Disease; pp. 139-151
(Norifumi Tsuno, Department of Psychiatry, Tokyo Jikei University School of Medicine, Akira Homma, Dementia Intervention Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology)

Chapter IX - Diagnosing Alzheimer?s Disease in Middle Aged Patients: Clinical and Neuropsychological Differences; pp. 153-164
(Erin Saito, Aaron M. McMurtray, Department of Medicine, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Eliot Licht, Mario F. Mendez, Neurology Department, the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles)

Chapter X - Alzheimer Pathogenesis for Men and Women; pp. 165-180
(Elizabeth H. Corder, Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA, Estifanos Ghebremedhin, Heiko Braak, Department of Clinical Neuroanatomy, J.W. Goethe-University, Germany, et al.)

Chapter XI - Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Overview; pp. 181-192
(M.S. Henry, D. Craig, J.A. Johnston, A.P. Passmore, B. McGuinness, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queens Univ. Belfast, Belfast, UK)

Chapter XII - Alzheimer's Dementia and Vascular Risk Factors;
pp. 193-209
(Rita Moretti, Paola Torre, Rodolfo M. Antonello, Clinical Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Neurology University of Trieste, Italy, et al.)

Chapter XIII - Perceptual and Conceptual Priming of Natural Objects in Alzheimer?s Disease; pp. 211-219
(Toby J. Lloyd-Jones, Swansea University, Wales, UK)

Chapter XIV - Psychiatrists' Discrimination towards A Person with Alzheimer's Disease; pp. 221-235
(Perla Werner, Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel, Ifat Stein-Shvachman, Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel)

Chapter XV - Alzheimer?s Disease and Deficiency of Cerebral Blood Flow: Cause or Consequence?; pp. 237-243
(Marianna Mazza, Giacomo Della Marca, Catello Vollono, Salvatore Mazza, Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy and Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-481-5
   Status: AV
  
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