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By A. J. Larner

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized ebook addresses neurological contributions to the prognosis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a committed neurological dementia hospital.

It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic application and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic combine is mentioned when it comes to either neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is using traditional remedies for dementia and the influence of nationwide directives (e.g. great, nationwide Dementia process) on daily medical perform.

Dementia in medical perform: A Neurological viewpoint, moment Edition is an illustrated, sensible source for doctors excited about the review and administration of dementia sufferers. it's of specific profit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, fundamental care practitioners and people operating within the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational treatment, speech and language treatment and nursing.

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Dubois B, Burn D, Goetz C, et al. Diagnostic procedures for Parkinson’s disease dementia: recommendations from the Movement Disorder Society task force. Mov Disord. 2007b;22:2314–24. Emre M, Aarsland D, Brown R, et al. Clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2007;22:1689–707. Ghadiri-Sani M, Larner AJ. How to write a case report. Br J Hosp Med. 2014;75 (in press). Gifford DR, Cummings JL. Evaluating dementia screening tests. Methodologic standards to rate their performance.

G. Larner 2011a, b). In consequence, these are pragmatic or observational studies, as contrasted with index or experimental studies which are often undertaken to examine the diagnostic accuracy of tests. Clearly both approaches involve selection bias, and the particular paradigm chosen will depend, at least in part, on which type of selection bias is deemed preferable or least objectionable. g. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Revised, National Adult Reading Test, Wechsler Memory Scale III, Graded Naming Test, Rey-­ Osterrieth Complex Figure, Stroop colour-word test, verbal fluency tests), and structural neuroimaging (CT ± MRI; see Sect.

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