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Foreward ; Introduction ; Part 1: Functional neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience of dementia ; 1. Cognitive Functions and the Cerebral Cortex ; 2. Neuroanatomy and Behavioral Neurology of Subcortical Systems ; 3. Executive Control and the Regulation of Goal-Directed Behaviors in Dementia ; 4. Memory Systems in Dementia ; 5. Motor Programming Disorders in Dementia ; Part 2: The Dementias: The major diseases and clinical syndromes ; 6. Neuropathology of Neurodegenerative Dementias ; 7. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy ; 8. Frontotemporal Dementia ; 9. Primary Progressive Aphasia ; 10. Posterior Cortical Atrophy ; 11. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration ; 12. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia ; 13. Vascular Cognitive Impairment ; 14. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy and Cognitive Impairment ; 15. Differential Diagnosis of Rare and Rapidly Progressive Dementias ; 16. Alzheimer's Disease & Alzheimer's Dementia ; 17. Mild Cognitive Impairment ; 18. Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease ; Part 3: Assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment: From principles to practice ; 19. Dementia Screening and Mental Status Examination in Clinical Practice ; 20. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia ; 21. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: An Overview ; 22. Neuroimaging, Cerebrospinal Fluid Markers, & Genetics Testing in Dementia ; 23. Pharmacological Therapies for AD: Clinical Trials & Future Directions ; 24. Management of Agitation, Aggression and Psychosis associated with Alzheimer's disease ; 25. Management of Depression, Apathy, and Sexualized Inappropriate Behavior in Dementia ; 26. Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia ; 27. The role of the family in the care and management of patients with dementia ; 28. Mental Competence and Legal Issues in Dementia Care

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Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Director, Outpatient Memory Disorders & Dementia Units, Associate Director, Clinical, GRECC, ENRM VA Medical Center, Boston, MA Bradford C. Dickerson, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, Co-Investigator, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


This is an exceptionally well-written book that should be in the library of every clinician who works with persons who have dementia. * Maria D. Llorente, MD, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 203, Issue 12, December 2015 *
Written and edited by internationally recognized clinician-researchers, this is essential reading for any professional involved in the care of patients with dementia... This is a superb book written by top-notch clinician-researchers in dementia. It is currently the best resource for understanding dementia syndromes. * Doody's Notes *

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