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Vascular Dementia : Cerebrovascular Mechanisms and Clinical Management - Robert H. Paul

Vascular Dementia

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms and Clinical Management

By: Robert H. Paul (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th October 2004
ISBN: 9781588293664
Number Of Pages: 372

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A multidisciplinary survey of our current understanding of the biological and clinical aspects of vascular disease. The authors describe its basic mechanisms, its clinical characteristics, its pharmacological management, and the use of neuroimaging methods to investigate it. The complex relationship between VaD and AD is also fully explored with chapters on how these processes interact and how one disease may lower the threshold for clinical expression of the other.

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"This book is an update on the link between cerebrovascular disease and dementia. ... The book has several strengths. ... The diagrams, images, and tables are generally thoughtful. ... Overall, Vascular Dementia is a valuable textbook. After reviewing it, I felt as if I had been brought up to date on a variety of topics related to the disorder ... . I would recommend the book to geriatricians, internists, and neurologists who care for elderly patients as well as to clinical researchers in geriatric neurology." (Carol F. Lippa, New England Journal of Medicine, June, 2005)

Series Editor's Introductionp. v
Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. xi
Introduction
The Aging Population and the Relevance of Vascular Dementiap. 3
Clinical Forms of Vascular Dementiap. 7
The Neuropathological Substrates of Vascular-Ischemic Dementiap. 23
Diagnosis of Vascular Dementia: Conceptual Challengesp. 57
Basic Mechanisms of Vascular Dementia
Cerebral Hemodynamics in the Elderlyp. 75
The CADASIL Syndrome and Other Genetic Causes of Stroke and Vascular Dementiap. 87
Estrogen, the Cerebrovascular System, and Dementiap. 99
Effects of Hypertension in Young Adult and Middle-Aged Rhesus Monkeysp. 113
The Impact of Vascular Dementia on Cognitive, Psychiatric, and Daily Living
The Cognitive Profile of Vascular Dementiap. 131
Progression of Cognitive Impairments Associated With Cerebrovascular Diseasep. 145
Neuropsychiatric Correlates of Vascular Injury: Vascular Dementia and Related Neurobehavioral Syndromesp. 157
Functional Impairment in Vascular Dementiap. 171
Neuroimaging of Vascular Dementia
Functional Brain Imaging of Cerebrovascular Diseasep. 181
Contributions of Subcortical Lacunar Infarcts to Cognitive Impairment in Older Personsp. 211
White Matter Hyperintensities and Cognitionp. 223
Poststroke Dementia: The Role of Strategic Infarctsp. 231
Interactions Between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Understanding Incidence and Prevalence Rates in Mixed Dementiap. 245
Vascular Basement Membrane Abnormalities and Alzheimer's Diseasep. 257
Amyloid Beta and the Cerebral Vasculaturep. 267
Cerebrovascular Disease and the Expression of Alzheimer's Diseasep. 275
The Neuropsychological Differentiation Between Alzheimer's Disease and Subcortical Vascular Dementiap. 281
Clinical Management of Vascular Dementia
Pharmacological Treatment of Vascular Dementiap. 297
Understanding and Managing Caregiver Burden in Cerebrovascular Diseasep. 305
Quality of Life in Patients With Vascular Dementiap. 323
Approaches to Neuroprotection and Recovery Enhancement After Acute Strokep. 331
Indexp. 341
About the Editorsp. 355
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ISBN: 9781588293664
ISBN-10: 1588293661
Series: Current Clinical Neurology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 20th October 2004
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.98

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