Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of thesespecialists find it hard to keep up to date in all aspects of dementia. This book helps solve that problem. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field.
- Appeals to thelargenumber of researchers and cliniciansworkingwithdementia; anestablishedtitleforwhichthereis no equivalentbookavailable
- Offers a comprehensivetreatment of thetopic, coveringallimportantaspects of dementia
- Containsthecontributions of members of thepublic, clinicalacademics in various disciplines, and social and healthcareprofessionals (includingdoctors, OT, nursing, speech and language, physio, and psychology); authors are fromthe US, UK, Australia, and Europe
- Buildsonthe 4th editionwhich won boththe BMJ prizeforbestbook of theyear in thepsychiatrycategory and theAustralian Journal onAgeing’sannualbookprize
Dementia: General Aspects. Mild Cognitive Impairment. Alzheimer’s Disease. The Overlap and Interaction Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease. Cerebrovascular Disease and Cognitive Impairment. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’sDisease. Focal Dementias and Related Issues. Other Dementias and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Cognitive Impairments.
John T. O’Brien is a professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, UK.
David Ames is director, National Ageing Research Institute and professor of Ageing and Health within the University of Melbourne Department of Psychiatry, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age.
Alistair Burns is professor of Old Age Psychiatry and vice dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester, clinical director for the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) and an honorary consultant old agepsychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT).