Dementia

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This book looks at dementia and considers topics including: diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; rapidly progressive dementia and its imitators; young onset dementia; depression and whether it is a cause or complication of cognitive decline; prodromal dementia; using psychotropic medications to manage problem behaviors in dementia; palliative care in advanced dementias; legal/economic/social issues in dementia; and assessing outcomes in dementia care. Essential reading for neurologists, psychiatrists, and gerontologists.
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Joseph Quinn, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University
Dr. Quinn has served as a neurologist clinician in the Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center since 1994 and has served as Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core since 2007.
Dr. Quinn's overall research focus is on developing strategies for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specific research projects range from animal studies testing experimental agents, up to large national multi-center clinical trials of experimental drugs for dementing illnesses. The translation of ideas from the laboratory to the clinic is a particular interest, which is served in part by the Biomarkers core of the Oregon Alzheimer's Center. The Biomarkers Core helps develop blood tests and other disease markers for use in "proof of concept" clinical trials which are necessary to move treatment ideas from animal models to human subjects.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Oct 21, 2013
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781118656198
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / General
Medical / Neurology
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