Neuropsychology and The Dementias
Psychology Press – 1990
Series: Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
Dementia is one of the most pressing problems that currently faces planners and providers of health care today. This has resulted in an explosion in research activity with the consequent growth of knowledge about all aspects of dementia and in particular about Alzheimer's disease. This book summarizes current knowledge of the neuropsychology of dementia, highlights the multifaceted nature of the problem, and argues that an input from neuropsychologists can facilitate the advances made by other neuroscientists investigating dementia. The book shows that the study of dementia has caused something of a paradigm shift within neuropsychology itself as a scientific discipline.
The book as a whole is ideally suited for a newly qualified psychologist or psychiatrist who is embarking on a research career into the neuropsychology of the dementias. - Eileen M. Joyce, Brain, A Journal of Neurology.
Part I. Neuropsychology, Multi-Faceted Problem of Dementia. Part II. Neuropathology of Dementia. Neurochemistry of Dementia. Pharmacological Investigations. Part III. Clinical Features of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia-Producing Conditions. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis. Part IV. Memory. Language and Communication. Attention. Sensation and Perception. Movement and Praxis. Part V. Rehabilitation and Management: Present and Future.