Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at www.expertconsult.com are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses.
New to this edition
- Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment.
- Includes new National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
- Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients.
- Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders.
- Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia.
- Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
SECTION I: EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS
1. Why Diagnose and Treat Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia?
2. Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss or Dementia
SECTION II: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS
3. Approach to the Patient with Memory Loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, or
4. Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease
5. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson’s Disease Dementia)
6. Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment
7. Primary Progressive Aphasia & Other Disorders of Speech
8. Frontotemporal Dementia
9. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
10. Corticobasal Degeneration
11. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
12. Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
13. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
14. Other Disorders That Disrupt Memory
SECTION III: TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS
15. Goals of Treatment of Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia
16. Cholinesterase Inhibitors
17. Memantine (Generic and Namenda XR)
18. Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories
19. Future Treatments of Memory Loss
20. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss
SECTION IV: BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA
21. Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
22. Caring For and Educating the Caregiver
23. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
24. Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
SECTION V: ADDITIONAL ISSUES
25. Life Adjustments
26. Legal and Financial Issues
27. Special Issues
ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES
APPENDIX A: Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions, and Normative
APPENDIX B: Screening for Memory Loss
APPENDIX C: Our Current Understanding of Memory
By Andrew E. Budson, MD, Neurology Service, Section of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA; Alzheimer’s Disease Center & Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; The Boston Center for Memory, Newton, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT and Paul R. Solomon, PhD, Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; The Boston Center for Memory, Newton, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT