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Memory Loss

A Practical Guide for Clinicians


Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses.

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Key Features

    • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with a downloadable image bank.
    • Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches.
    • Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance.
    • See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies.
    • Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests.
    • Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.

Published Reviews

      The cohesive text is an appealing blend of personal experience and clinical anecdotes, and is supported by a firm command of the rapidly changing clinical literature. The writing is crisp, lucid and, above all, practice-oriented … Budson and Solomon are especially adroit in identification of controversies, knowledge gaps, and areas in which diagnostic criteria are ill-defined or difficult to apply (eg, fluctuating cognition in dementia with Lewy bodies). Readers are not abandoned without guidance; ambiguities are resolved by confident descriptions of personal approaches to specific situations … The book is an incredible compilation of practical advice. (Lancet Neurology, March 2012)

      "From the point of view of the busy clinician working in the trenches but looking for a practical and cutting-edge guide, Doraiswamy said he cannot think of a better book, noting, ‘This is the clinical book of the year in our field.’" (Alzheimer's Research Forum review, December 2011)

      "Few books provide both a comprehensive review and a step-by-step guide. I strongly recommend this book to all those who treat patients with memory loss-physicians, social workers, psychologists, nurses-at every level of training and experience." - P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.(Professor & Head, Division of Biological Psychiatry, Duke University, and co-author of The Alzheimer’s Action Plan)

      "Memory Loss: A Practical Guide for Clinicians provides the assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic insights clinicians need to provide exemplary care to memory impaired patients. Don’t go to the clinic without it." - Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D. (Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, The Andrea L. and Joseph F. Hahn MD Chair of Neurotherapeutics)

      "Designed for easy reference to satisfy the real time needs of clinicians in hectic clinical settings, I’m sure this volume will be dog-eared in short order given its clear no-nonsense style." - Neil W. Kowall, M.D. (Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center,Chief, Neurology Service, Boston VA Healthcare System)

      "This book summarizes complex material in a manner that benefits clinical practitioners at all levels. This is an excellent addition to the library of professionals serving older adults." - Maureen K. O’Connor, (Psy.D., ABCN, Chief, Neuropsychology Service, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA)

      "This is a very good addition to the books on dementias. With this book, the authors provide a resource for clinicians who will be caring for the more than 5 million individuals with memory loss, whether their degree is in medicine, psychology, nursing, social work, or therapies. Primary care providers, nurses, psychologists, and students will find this book a very practical, clinically oriented guide that helps them know what to do when sitting in the office with a patient complaining of memory loss. Specialists will find this book a wealth of up-to-date information regarding the latest diagnostic tools and treatments for their patients with memory loss."

      - Eric Gausche, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

      4 Star- Doody Rating, March 2013

    Author Information

      By Andrew E. Budson, MD, Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center &Neurology Service, Boston Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Boston, MA; Alzheimer’s Disease Center & Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Division of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT and Paul R. Solomon, PhD, Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience,Williams College, Williamstown, MA; The Memory Clinic, Bennington, VT

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    Memory Loss
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    • 320 Pages
    • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
    • Imprint: Saunders
    • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3597-8
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    • Copyright: 2011