Rapid Reference to Alzheimer's Disease, Rapid Reference Series

Rapid Reference to Alzheimer's Disease

Rapid Reference Series

By Ralph W Richter, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, The Universityo f Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK; Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, St. John Medical Center Tulsa, OK; and President, Clinical Pharmaceutical Trials, Inc., Tulsa, OK; and Brigitte Zoeller Richter, dipl. pharm, Director, PROMEDAS Company, Basel, Switerland; and Director Publishing, Clinical Pharmaceutical Trials, Inc., Tulsa OK



How the Patient with Alzheimer's Disease Presents
Epidemiological Findings
Causes and Risk-factors
Diagnostic Criteria
Differential Diagnosis of Dementia
Clinical Course and Disease Stages of AD
Mild Cognitive Impairment
The Office-Based Work-up: Clinical Examination
Neuropsychological tests for Diagnosis, follow-up and measurement of therapeutic outcome
Neuroimaging Techniques in AD
Common Medical Problems in Patients with AD
Depression and Dementia
Diagnostic Biomarkers for AD
Neuropathological Findings in AD
Current Therapies for AD
The Behavioral Problems in AD
Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Dementia/Guidance for the Use of AchEIs
Prognostic Factors in AD
Comprehensive and Loving Care//Caring for the Caregiver//How to communicate with the Patient
Possible Future Approaches
Concluding Remarks
Resources