Referral patterns.- A brief note on methodology: pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies.- History and neurological examination.- Assessment with cognitive screening instruments.- Assessment with non-cognitive screening instruments.- Comparing and combining screening instruments.- Investigation.- Diagnosis (1): Cognitive syndromes, comorbidities, no diagnosis, and wrong diagnosis.- Diagnosis (2): Dementia disorders.- Management.- Conclusion.
This expanded, updated third edition summarizes the pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies of neurological signs and cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments undertaken in the author's clinic in the context of day-to-day practice involving patients with cognitive disorders including dementia. A new chapter devoted to comparing and combining instruments is included, and illustrative case studies have been included where relevant.
Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective, Third Edition is a practical resource for medical professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients with dementia and cognitive disorders. It may be of particular interest to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care practitioners and those working with patients with cognitive impairment in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing.
Andrew J Larner MA MD MRCP(UK) DHMSA PhD is a Consultant Neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool, with a particular interest in dementia and cognitive disorders. He is also an Honorary Apothecaries' Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Liverpool.