1. Memory, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
2. Dementia Due to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
3. Dementia Assessment
4. RUDAS Cognitive Scale
6. Supporting Diagnosis and Treatment
This book provides a practically focused resource on the methodologies available for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. The number of individuals affected by the disease continues to grow and as such there is an ever-increasing need for clear easy-to-digest guidance on how to appropriately diagnose and treat these patients. Within this work, chapters provide concise informative details of what this form of dementia is, how it can be diagnosed, managed and prevented making it ideal for those with limited experience in dealing with these patients. Information is provided on how to use a variety of the latest relevant techniques including mental state examinations, functional assessments, special investigations and the available drug treatments.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment Guide is a concise clinical guide detailing how to diagnose and treat these patients. It’s easy-to-follow ideal for use by front-line physicians and trainees, who have no previous experience of diagnosing and treating this disease. The assessment component of the book is based on the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Plan (mhGAP) Dementia Intervention Guide for non-specialized settings.
• Facilitates improved Alzheimer’s diagnosis
• Contains step-by-step guidance on how to perform available diagnostic and treatment techniques
• Describes how to assess patients without the use of neuropsychological tests or scans
• Dr. Arun Jha is presently a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist at the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
• Dr. Kaushik Mukhopadhaya is a consultant psychiatrist and joint chair of the medical staff committee at the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, UK