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Contents About the author Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: De?ning dementia and memory 1. Introduction to dementia Background Normal ageing Physical and psychological problems of ageing Normal memory Memory and dementia Anxiety and dementia Ageism Further reading 2. De?nition of dementia Alzheimer¿s disease Vascular dementia Subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy Pick¿s disease Parkinson¿s disease Huntington¿s disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Multiple sclerosis Motor neurone disease Dementia pugilistica Pseudodementia Korsakoff¿s psychosis Habit-forming drugs and toxins Differential diagnosis Further reading 3. Introduction to memory disorders Intact memory Types of memory disorders Memory problems associated with dementia 4. Learning disability and dementia De?nition of ¿learning disability¿ De?nition of Down¿s syndrome Link between Down¿s syndrome and Alzheimer¿s disease Dif?culties in identifying dementia Social and cultural differences Social rejection Further reading Part II: Coping with dementia and memory problems 5. How to assess dementia Taking histories Assessing functions in people with dementia Assessing memory Assessing cognitive abilities Monitoring behaviour Methodological considerations and applicability of tests Some conclusions about assessment Summary of functions that should be assessed Further reading 6. How to cope with dementia Medical treatment of dementia Offering patients a whole package of care Reality orientation Further reading 7. How to treat memory problems External aids and tips Internal strategies Problems remembering: * What you have read * Words and sentences * Past memories * People¿s names * Names of objects * Day, date and time * What to buy Teaching memory strategies to others Further reading 8. Advanced memory strategies Key points in helping people to learn strategies Remembering complex number sequences Further reading 9. How to manage dementia Psychological and social mangement of dementia Using Progressive Muscle Relaxation Further reading 10. Case studies on dementia Clinical trials Working memory in Alzheimer¿s disease Biochemical and anatomical studies in dementia Psychological stress in caregivers Early onset dementia clinics Further reading 11. Case studies on memory Memory clinics Further reading 12. Case studies on dementia and learning disability People with learning disabilities and dementia Identifying dementia in people with Down¿s syndrome Cognitive decline with age in Down¿s syndrome Central Executive System, dementia and learning disability Conclusions about studies on learning disabilities and dementia Further reading 13. Future directions for people with dementia Screening older people for dementia Genetic link with dementia Medical treatment for Alzheimer¿s disease Re-de?ning dementia Further reading Test your long-term memory Useful journals and magazines Bibliography Glossary Index
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Memory disorders in old age -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.