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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Colin P. Doherty, Orla Hardiman

editore: Springer London Ltd

pagine: 312

Neurodegenerative Disorders provides an accessible guide to the commonest neurodegenerative diseases, outlining the main clinical features, treatment options and outcomes of the conditions most frequently encountered in clinical practice. Beginning with an overview of the general principles that underlie degeneration, and the contribution of established and new diagnostics techniques, the book goes on to describe the most common neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer Disease; Dementia and Cerebrovascular Disease; Parkinson's Disease; Fronto-Temporal Dementia; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Huntington's Disease; Parkinsonism Plus syndromes and Prion Diseases. Final chapters cover important management issues including the use of palliative care strategies, advance directives and competence. Written by experts in the field internationally Neurodegenerative Disorders is a practical guide for clinicians that will be indispensable for the management of these conditions.
34,00 28,90

Case Studies in Dementia

Common and Uncommon Presentations

Pedro Rosa-Neto, Serge Gauthier

editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 322

Dementia is amongst the greatest challenges facing the medical profession as the population ages. Accurate diagnosis is essential as many rarer forms of the disease are treatable if recognized early. This collection of case studies from around the world illustrates both common and unusual causes of dementia, emphasizing clinical reasoning, integrative thinking and problem-solving skills. Each case consists of a clinical history, examination findings and special investigations, followed by diagnosis and discussion. The aim is to reinforce diagnostic skills through careful analysis of individual presenting patterns, and to guide treatment decisions, using state-of-the-art diagnostic classification and tools. The reader will be able to distinguish patients who need reassurance, closer follow-up or immediate referral to specialized services. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in dementia, these case studies will inform and challenge clinicians at all stages of their careers.
68,00 57,80

Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism

Carlo Colosimo, David E. Riley
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editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 174

Improved diagnostic sophistication is increasingly enabling neurologists to differentiate between Parkinson's disease and other atypical parkinsonism (AP), such as multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and dementia with Lewy bodies. The Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism is a comprehensive survey of all diseases of this category, providing an authoritative guide to the recognition, diagnosis and management of these disorders. Each chapter follows a common structure, commencing with the full basic science of the disorder under consideration, followed by descriptions of the clinical picture and differential diagnosis. Subsequent chapters discuss current and future therapeutic approaches to these difficult conditions. Written and edited by leading practitioners in the field, clinicians in neurology and other specialties will find this book essential to the understanding and diagnosis of this complex group of disorders.
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Neuroimaging in Dementia

Antonio J. Bastos-Leite, Frederik Barkhof
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editore: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

pagine: 297

Neuroimaging plays an essential role in the quest for early diagnosis in dementia. This up-to-date, superbly illustrated book examines in detail the diverse imaging techniques and their application in the different types of dementia. After an introductory chapter on the clinical background, the available 'toolbox' of techniques is reviewed, including structural MRI and CT, feature extraction, advanced MR techniques, SPECT and PET. The imaging findings in normal ageing are then discussed, followed by a series of chapters that present and analyze the findings in patients with dementias characterized by gray matter loss, vascular dementia, disorders mainly affecting the white matter, and dementias with associated brain swelling. The final two chapters are devoted to diagnostic algorithms and to disease monitoring. Throughout, a practical approach is adopted, geared specifically to the needs of clinicians working in the field of dementia.
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Una palestra per la mente 2. Nuovi esercizi di stimolazione cognitiva per l'invecchiamento cerebrale e le demenze. Con CD-ROM

Donata Gollin, Arianna Ferrari
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editore: Centro Studi Erickson

pagine: 392

Risultato di un programma di stimolazione cognitiva messo a punto presso il Centro Regionale per lo studio e la cura dell'Invecchiamento Cerebrale (CRIC), il libro propone attività per stimolare la conversazione, le relazioni con gli altri, iI racconto di sé, ribadendo un dato fondamentale ma per nulla scontato: il soggetto affetto da demenza non è solo un malato bisognoso di assistenza ma è innanzitutto una persona ancora capace di pensare, fare, soffrire e trarre piacere dalla vita. Il programma offre, inoltre, supporto alle diverse funzioni cognitive con esercizi sull'orientamento temporale e spaziale, l'attenzione visiva, la memoria, il linguaggio, la logica e le abilità grafico-manuali. Tutte le schede possono essere somministrate individualmente o in gruppo sia da operatori che da familiari, e possono essere ampliate e modificate in base alle particolari esigenze della persona.
68,00 57,80


Alireza Minagar

editore: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc

pagine: 540

Inflammation is a central mechanism in many neurological diseases, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain trauma as well as meningitis and contributes to the generation of pain. We are now beginning to understand the impact of the immune system on different nervous system functions and diseases, ranging from damage through tolerance to modulation and repair. This book discusses some of the more common neuro-inflammatory diseases. Topics covered include multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis and Susac syndrome. This title provides comprehensive review of the latest developments in neuroinflammation. It includes contributions from leading authorities.
130,00 110,50


Alistair Burns, David Ames
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editore: Hodder Arnold

pagine: 824

Winner of the BMA 2011 book awards: psychiatry category Winner of the Australian Journal of Ageing book of the year award This definitive work on dementia and related disorders has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field. The incidence of dementia continues to rise as the population of the world ages, and the condition represents one of the most significant challenges facing societies and health professionals in the next half-century. In this, the most comprehensive single volume work available on the subject, the editors have met this challenge by assembling a team of the world's leading experts on all aspects of the condition, from history, epidemiology and social aspects to the latest neurobiological research and advanced therapeutic strategies.
270,00 229,50

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Andrew E. Budson, Neil W. Kowall

editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)

pagine: 648

The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances. * Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field* Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia* Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors* Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences
160,00 136,00


A Global Approach

Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy, Jeffrey L. Cummings
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editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 212

Growth in the incidence of dementia presents major challenges to global healthcare systems. As the burden of dementia in non-Western cultures grows, developing nations are expected to overtake developed nations in terms of dementia prevalence. Insights from developing nations and transcultural considerations are, nevertheless, neglected in the published literature. Dementia: A Global Approach fills this gap by integrating contemporary cross-cultural knowledge about dementia. Each section reviews the literature from the published, predominantly Western, perspective, contrasting it with empirical knowledge from non-Western cultures. Covering major clinical, epidemiological and scientific areas of interest, detailed consideration is also given to care-giving models across the world and management of patients who have migrated between regions. Enriched with personal insights from clinical experts across the globe, this is a key text for neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, epidemiologists and all those responsible for managing provisions of dementia services.
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Una palestra per la mente 2. Nuovi esercizi di stimolazione cognitiva per l'invecchiamento cerebrale e le demenze

Donata Gollin, Arianna Ferrari
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editore: Centro Studi Erickson

pagine: 330

Una palestra per la mente 2 propone nuove attività per pazienti affetti da declino cognitivo di grado lieve-moderato e per tutte le persone che vogliono contrastare gli effetti dell'invecchiamento cerebrale in modo divertente. Come il primo libro è il risultato di un programma di stimolazione cognitiva messo a punto presso il Centro regionale per lo studio e la cura dell'invecchiamento cerebrale (CRIC). Coerentemente con la filosofia alla base dei due volumi, la prima parte, con attività per stimolare la conversazione, le relazioni con gli altri, il racconto di sé, ribadisce il concetto: il soggetto affetto da demenza non è solo un malato bisognoso di assistenza ma è innanzitutto una persona ancora capace di pensare, fare, soffrire e trarre piacere dalla vita. La seconda parte offre supporto alle diverse funzioni cognitive con esercizi sull.orientamento temporale e spaziale, l.attenzione visiva, la memoria, il linguaggio, la logica e le abilità grafico-manuali. Tutte le schede possono essere somministrate individualmente o in gruppo sia da operatori che da familiari, e possono essere ampliate e modificate in base alle particolari esigenze della persona.
22,00 18,70

Il gruppo ABC. Un metodo di autoaiuto per i familiari di malati Alzheimer

Pietro Vigorelli

editore: Franco Angeli

pagine: 224

Fatica, rabbia, frustrazione sono i sentimenti del familiare che vive con una persona malata di Alzheimer. Dedica tanto tempo ed energia per stargli vicino, per prendersi cura di lui nel modo migliore eppure questi non migliora, anzi, peggiora di anno in anno. Ai problemi della malattia si aggiunge un senso di impotenza e di inadeguatezza. Il familiare si chiede: "Faccio bene a comportarmi così?", "È colpa mia se peggiora?" Queste considerazioni sono il punto di partenza per cercare delle soluzioni che permettano al familiare di ottenere un certo benessere e una felicità possibile, nonostante la malattia. Ma come si può fare? Il Gruppo ABC - di cui questo libro illustra il metodo si propone come un gruppo di autoaiuto in cui i familiari, guidati da un conduttore, imparano a diventare dei curanti esperti. Le riunioni si svolgono in cerchio con un conduttore e 8-15 familiari; non si discute: ciascuno è libero di raccontare la propria esperienza, di ascoltare quella degli altri e di portare a casa le idee e i suggerimenti che per lui sono più importanti. Al centro dell'attenzione ci sono le conversazioni della vita quotidiana, gli scambi di parole e di silenzi che costruiscono la relazione tra familiare e malato. Nel corso degli incontri, il conduttore accompagna i partecipanti in un cammino, i Dodici Passi, che serve loro per diventare più competenti nell'affrontare i problemi di tutti i giorni.

Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Gary E. Gibson, M. Flint Beal
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editore: New York Academy of Sciences

pagine: 400

Our understanding of how mitochondria functionally interact with other cellular organelles and the process of transcription, and how mitochondria detect oxidative modification of macromolecules has improved significantly in the past decade. Importantly, the roles of mitochondria and oxidative stress are also better defined in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders. This volume combines basic, clinical, and translational research in a forum designed to provide the most current information on aspects of mitochondrial function and its relationship to age-related neurodegenerative diseases and their treatment. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit for more information about becoming a member
99,00 84,15


Charles Duyckaerts, D. F. Swaab
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pagine: 936

This volume in the "Handbook of Clinical Neurology" (Series Editors: Michael J. Aminoff, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Francois Boller, Bethesda, USA; Dick F. Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) deals with neuropathology, physiopathology, biology, clinics, and imaging of all or most dementing disorders that are presently known. It also includes chapters on the legal and ethical issues to give the health care worker a general view on diseases that are not only scientific riddles, but also the cause of affliction of many patients and of their families. Recently several major new advances in understanding have been made and are covereed in this volume (for example the progranulin mutation and the role of TDP-43). All those dealing with dementia, at whatever level of expertise, may find this volume of value.
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Synaptic Plasticity and the Mechanism of Alzheimer's Disease

editore: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

pagine: 195

A biochemical hypothesis - that Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive cerebral amyloidosis caused by the aggregation of the amyloid b-protein (Ab) - preceded and enabled the discovery of etiologies. This volume serves as a record focused on bringing together investigators at the forefront of elucidating the structure and function of hippocampal synapses with investigators focused on understanding how early assemblies of Ab may compromise some of these synapses.
109,00 92,65

Demenza. 100 esercizi di stimolazione cognitiva. Con CD-ROM

Daniela Mapelli, Pamela Iannizzi
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editore: Cortina Raffaello

pagine: 275

Nel campo della riabilitazione neuropsicologica la stimolazione cognitiva con pazienti affetti da demenza sta assumendo sempre più rilevanza data l'incidenza di tale patologia nella popolazione. L'attenzione attuale è fecalizzata su trattamenti non farmacologici volti a stimolare le funzioni cognitive residue con l'obiettivo di rallentare il processo degenerativo. Il volume, integrato dal CD-ROM con le schede stampabili degli esercizi proposti, è un pratico strumento per coloro che operano nel campo delle demenze (psicologi, neuropsicologi, tecnici della riabilitazione e operatori sociosanitari) in strutture territoriali come case di cura, centri residenziali per anziani o ambulatori specifici.
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Frontotemporal Dementia Syndromes

John R. Hodges

editore: Cambridge University Press

pagine: 358

Originally published in 2007, this book reflects the enormous advances in our understanding of frontotemporal dementia and related syndromes. The impetus for these advances has come from a number of directions including genetic discoveries, fresh approaches to neuroimaging and improved neuropsychological understanding of the cognitive aspects of the condition. This book provides a much needed review of the status of our knowledge of these syndromes. The book starts with chapters reviewing the history of the condition and describes the presenting clinical, neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological features, before reviewing, in detail, the areas of greatest recent research progress. The book concludes with a chapter proposing a multidisciplinary approach to patient management. Frontotemporal Dementia Syndromes will be essential reading for neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians interested in cognitive and behavioural disorders, as well as to basic scientists working in the area of neurodegeneration.
90,00 76,50

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

A Practical Guide

Marc E. Agronin

editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

pagine: 336

Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors. Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.
26,00 22,10

The Dementias

John H. Growdon, Martin Rossor

editore: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd

pagine: 452

"The Dementias 2" provides clinicians with the most up-to-date material on therapeutics and accurate diagnoses in order to give the best patient care. Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia disorders are discussed, giving practitioners much-needed guidance in determining which dementia is at the root of the problem and how best to move forward.
128,00 108,80

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