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The Essential Handbook of Memory Disorders for Clinicians

ISBN: 978-0-470-09141-8
392 pages
January 2005
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This concise version of the Handbook of Memory Disorders is a selection of chapters from the original volume that have been chosen with the busy practitioner in mind.  The Essential Handbook provides individual clinicians and students with those parts the editors consider most relevant and useful on a day-to-day basis, as a portable adjunct to the more comprehensive Handbook.

 (Handbook of Memory Disorders - 047 149819X) 

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Chapter 1: The Psychology of Memory (Alan D. Baddeley).

Chapter 2: The Amnesic Syndrome: Overview and Subtypes (Margaret O’ Connor and Mieke Verfaellie).

Chapter 3: Posttraumatic Amnesia and Residual Memory Deficit after Closed Head Injury (Harvey S. Levin and Gerri Hanten).

Chapter 4: Psychogenic Amnesia (Michael D. Kopelman).

Chapter 5: Developmental Amnesias and Acquired Amnesias of Childhood (Christine M. Temple).

Chapter 6: The Memory Deficit in Alzheimer’s Disease (James T. Becker and Amy A. Overman).

Chapter 7: Memory Disorders in Subcortical Dementia (Jason Brandt and Cynthia A. Munro).

Chapter 8: Assessment of Memory Disorders (Barbara A. Wilson).

Chapter 9: Separating Memory from Other Cognitive Disorders (Diane B. Howieson and Muriel D. Lezak).

Chapter 10: Management and Remediation of Memory Problems in Brain-injured Adults (Barbara A. Wilson).

Chapter 11: Assessment and Management of Memory Problems in Children (Judith A. Middleton).

Chapter 12: Assessment and Intervention in Dementia of Alzheimer Type (Linda Clare).

Chapter 13: Reducing the Impact of Cognitive Impairment in Dementia (Bob Woods).

Chapter 14: External Memory Aids and Computers in Memory Rehabilitation (Narinder Kapur, Elizabeth L. Glisky and Barbara A. Wilson).

Chapter 15: Emotional and Social Consequences of Memory Disorders (Robyn L. Tate).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Alan D. Baddeley, Department of Psychology, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
Alan Baddeley
was Director of the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, UK for over 20 years. He is now at the University of York. He is a cognitive psychologist with broad interests in the functioning of human memory under both normal conditions and conditions of brain damage and stress.

Michael D. Kopelman, Neuropsychiatry and Memory Disorders Clinic, St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK
Michael Kopelman
is Professor of Neuropsychiatry in the Institute of Psychiatry based at St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College, London. He holds qualifications in both neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology, and has particular interest and expertise in a wide range of memory disorders, both neurological and psychogenic. He runs a neuropsychiatry and memory disorders clinic at St Thomas’s Hospital.

Barbara A. Wilson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF, UK
Barbara Wilson
is a senior scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and is Director of Research at the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Ely, UK. She is a clinical psychologist with particular interests in the impact of neuropsychological memory deficits on everyday functioning and improving methods of neurorehabilitation. She was awarded an OBE in 1998 for services to medical rehabilitation, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

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"...essential in every sense...deserves to be read by all those working with people with memory disorders ..." (Clinical Psychology, No.45, January 2005)

"...highly recommended as a concise and clinically relevant text to which practitioners can turn for authoritative views ... this text could readily serve as a reference in the teaching of memory disorders at the graduate or post-graduate level." (Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, May 2005)

"...this resource really is imperative for any clinican working in research, assessment, and rehabilitation of memory disorders." (British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 21st July 2005)

"...has some great strengths that must definitely be praised as they are rare to find...a very useful book on the shelf of those having a clinical or...a scientific interest in memory disorders..." (Psychological Medicine, Vol 35, 2005)

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