Memory Loss, A Practical Guide for Clinicians (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Memory Loss

A Practical Guide for Clinicians (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

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


SECTION I EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 1 Why Diagnose and Treat?...................................................................1

CHAPTER 2 Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss ............................................4

SECTION II DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 3 Alzheimer?s Disease.........................................................................43

CHAPTER 4 Mild Cognitive Impairment ...............................................................71

CHAPTER 5 Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson?s

Disease Dementia) ...........................................................................79

CHAPTER 6 Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive

Impairment ......................................................................................91

CHAPTER 7 Frontotemporal Dementia................................................................104

CHAPTER 8 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy .....................................................118

CHAPTER 9 Corticobasal Degeneration .............................................................128

CHAPTER 10 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.....................................................136

CHAPTER 11 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease..............................................................143

CHAPTER 12 Other Disorders..............................................................................148

SECTION III TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 13 Goals of Treatment.........................................................................163

CHAPTER 14 Cholinesterase Inhibitors................................................................166

CHAPTER 15 Memantine (Namenda) ...................................................................184

CHAPTER 16 Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories...................193

CHAPTER 17 Future Treatments of Memory Loss .................................................199

CHAPTER 18 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss ............................214

SECTION IV BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS

OF DEMENTIA

CHAPTER 19 Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................220

CHAPTER 20 Caring for and Educating the Caregiver...........................................228

CHAPTER 21 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and

Psychological Symptoms of Dementia .............................................236

CHAPTER 22 Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................247

SECTION V ADDITIONAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 23 Life Adjustments ............................................................................259

CHAPTER 24 Legal and Financial Issues.............................................................266

CHAPTER 25 Special Issues...............................................................................271

SECTION VI CASE STUDIES..............................................275

ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES: (See inside front cover for details)

APPENDIX A Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions,

and Normative Data

APPENDIX B Screening for Memory Loss

APPENDIX C Our Current Understanding of Memory

Index.....................................................................................................................289