Table of contents for Alzheimer disease and other dementias : a practical guide / Marc E. Agronin.


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SECTION I: CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF DEMENTIA Dementia Defined The Dementia Interview The Dementia Workup I: History The Dementia Workup II: Physical, Neurological, and Mental Status Examination The Dementia Workup III: Medical, Psychiatric, and Neuropsychological Tests



SECTION II:DEMENTIA SUBTYPES Mild Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer Disease: Definition and Diagnosis Treatment of Alzheimer Disease Vascular Dementia Dementia with Lewy Bodies Frontotemporal Dementia Dementia Associated with Medical Conditions



SECTION III:PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Apathy



SECTION IV:PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN DEMENTIA CARE Caring for the Caregiver Legal and Ethical Issues



APPENDICES A: Pocket Cards: Dementia Workup Dementia Screen Questions The Dementia Workup: History The Dementia Workup: Physical Examination The Dementia Workup: Mental Status Examination The Cognitive Screen for Dementia Clock Drawing Test The Dementia Workup: Tests B: Pocket Cards: Agitation, Psychosis, and Delirium in Dementia Assessment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia Confusion Assessment Method Rating Scale for Delirium Treatment of Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Guidelines OBRA, or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Dosing Guidelines C: Pocket Cards: Depression in Dementia Assessment of Depression in Dementia Depression Symptom Checklist for Dementia Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Depression in Dementia D: Pocket Card: Caregiver Assessment The Mini-Burden Interview



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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dementia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- Patients -- Care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Geriatric psychiatry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- diagnosis.
Dementia -- therapy.
Alzheimer Disease -- diagnosis.
Alzheimer Disease -- therapy.