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Non-Alzheimer's and Atypical Dementia

Michael D. Geschwind (Editor), Caroline Racine Belkoura (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-79767-9 February 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 232 Pages


Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder. Non-Alzheimer's and Atypical Dementia concentrates on each form of dementia individually, considering symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
  • Focuses on non-Atypical Dementia 
  • Multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management
  • Allows development of management and care plan strategies
  • Practical approach including case studies
  • Written by a world-renowned editorial team

Notes on contributors, vi

1 Introduction, 1
Michael D. Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura

2 The multidisciplinary evaluation of the atypical dementia patient, 6
Michael D. Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura

3 Atypical Alzheimer’s disease, 17
Sharon J. Sha and Gil D. Rabinovici

4 Vascular cognitive impairment: Diagnosis and treatment, 30
Helena C. Chui and Liliana Ramirez-Gomez

5 Frontotemporal dementia, 49
David C. Perry and Howard J. Rosen

6 Lewy body dementias (DLB/PDD), 64
Carol F. Lippa and Katherine L. Possin

7 Corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy, 77
Suzee E. Lee and Bruce L. Miller

8 Repeat expansion diseases and dementia, 90
Praveen Dayalu, Roger L. Albin and Henry Paulson

9 Prion diseases and rapidly progressive dementias, 103
Leonel T. Takada and Michael D. Geschwind

10 Autoimmune dementias, 123
Andrew McKeon and Sean J. Pittock

11 Toxic and metabolic dementias, 134
Michelle Mattingly, Katie Osborn and Leon Prockop

12 Leukoencephalopathies/leukodystrophies, 150
Gregory M. Pastores and Swati A. Sathe

13 Infectious causes of dementia, 170
Cheryl A. Jay, Emily L. Ho and John Halperin

14 Rheumatologic and other autoimmune dementias, 186
Laura J. Julian and Christopher M. Filley

15 Comprehensive management of the patient with an atypical dementia, 202
Jennifer Merrilees, Cynthia Barton, Amy Kuo and Robin Ketelle

Index, 215

"This deceptively slim volume, looking more like an atlas than a textbook, is actually a thorough, carefully organized, and well-referenced text on atypical dementias. Unlike most multiauthor medical textbooks, this one is divided into discrete chapters on individual syndromes, with overlap only in the general introductory chapter, a chapter on multidisciplinary evaluation, and a concluding chapter on management of patients with all types of atypical dementias. I would recommend the book both as useful background reading and as a ready reference when a neurologist, psychiatrist, or internist
encounters a patient with any of the atypical dementias.....Overall, the book is a very useful volume to have on hand when questions arise about a patient with cognitive issues, as well as a book to read from cover to cover. As I noted at the outset, the book is exceptionally cohesive, with all chapters similarly outlined and topics skillfully organized, thus minimizing repetition. I have also found several of Dr Geschwind’s articles about atypical and rapidly progressive dementing illnesses to be very useful, especially proposing the mnemonic VITAMINS to outline the causes of dementiasto" (Cogn Behav Neurol 29:4 Dec-16)