Table of contents for Dementia and memory : a handbook for students and professionals / by Simon B.N. Thompson.

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About the author
Part I: De?ning dementia and memory
1. Introduction to dementia
 Normal ageing
 Physical and psychological problems of ageing
 Normal memory
 Memory and dementia
 Anxiety and dementia
 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
 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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Memory disorders in old age -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dementia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.