By A. J. Larner

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized e-book addresses neurological contributions to the analysis 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 software 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 procedure) on daily scientific perform.

Dementia in scientific perform: A Neurological point of view, moment Edition is an illustrated, useful source for doctors concerned about the evaluate 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 remedy and nursing.

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Will use of the Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test help to close the dementia diagnosis gap? Aging Health. 2013;9:563–6. Davies RR, Doran M, Larner AJ. Early-onset dementia. Prog Neurol Psychiatry. 2011;15(4):12–6. Department of Health. Living well with dementia: a National Dementia Strategy. London: Department of Health; 2009. Department of Health/Alzheimer’s Society. Understanding dementia. A resource pack for GPs and patients. London: Alzheimer’s Society; 2009. Doran M. Diagnosis of presenile dementia.

2009b;6 Suppl 1:194. Larner AJ. Teleneurology by internet and telephone. A study in selfhelp. London: Springer; 2011a. Larner AJ. Camptodactyly: a 10-year series. Eur J Dermatol. 2011b;21:771–5. Larner AJ. Pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies. tab=responses. Accessed 28 Aug 2012. Larner AJ. Introduction to cognitive screening instruments: rationale, desiderata, and assessment of utility. In: Larner AJ, editor. Cognitive screening instruments. A practical approach. London: Springer; 2013. p. 1–14.

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