Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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This work focuses on the different patterns of cognitive decline that characterize dementias of various etiologies. The effects of various dementing disorders on different domains of neuropsychological functioning are reviewed, such as attention, memory, intelligence, problem-solving, language skills, visual-spatial functioning, sensory-perceptual abilities, and motor skills. Leading researchers in the field of clinical neuropsychology discuss the unique neuropsychological features of specific dementias and how this information in the context of other clinical data about the patient can aid in making a differential diagnosis. Management issues pertaining to each dementing disorder are also discussed in each chapter. Among the dementing conditions covered are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementias, dementia associated with alcoholism, tumors, AIDS, and toxicometabolic disorders. Chapters are also devoted to cognitive functioning in normal aging and depression. Up-to-date information concerning neuroimaging, psychopharmacological approaches to treatment, and legal issues in dementia is included in this comprehensive volume.

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Randolph W. Parks is at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Ronald F. Zec is at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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"Timely, relevant, focused, and full of information...The most comprehensive collection thus far from the neuropsychological perspective...This excellent edited text contains a large amount of information with direct relevance to daily clinical practice."--Samuel D. Brinkman in Contemporary
Psychology

"Clinicians, neuropsychologists, and medical professionals with an interest in dementia will love this volume! It is written in accessible language, and chock-full of up-to-date information written by some of the leading experts in the field....This volume is comprehensive, and will provide
invaluable reference on the clinical, neuropsychological, and anatomical correlates of various types of dementing illnesses. The last section on legal issues represents a rarely broached albeit invaluable topic from the clinician perspective. Whenever I have a question, rather than doing a
literature search or going to the library I find myself reaching for this volume and I usually find in it the information required. What better compliment for a book!" --Elisabeth Koss, Case Western Reserve University

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