Filling a noticeable gap in the market for a new text solely focused on Dementia with Lewy Bodies, this book discusses cutting-edge topics covering the condition from diagnosis to management, as well as what is known about the neurobiological changes involved.
With huge progress having been made over the last decade in terms of the disorder's recognition as a common cause of cognitive impairment, its clinical features, its underlying neurobiology, investigative changes, and management, this is undoubtedly a much-needed work in what is an important and rapidly progressing field.
Table of Contents
Introduction, J. O'Brien, I. McKeith, D. Ames, and E. Chiu
Historical Background, G. Lennox
The Clinical Spectrum of Lewy Body Disease, E. Tolosa
Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for DLB, S. Gauthier
Epidemiology, C. Brayne
Neuropsychological Features, S. Salmon
Neuropsychiatric Features, J. Cummings and D. Masterman
The Neurology of DLB. Auronomic Dysfunction, D. Burn
Neuroimaging, J. O'Brien
Longitudinal Course and Mortality, Z. Walker
Pathology and Pathogenesis, R. Perry
Neurochemical Pathology, E. Perry
Molecular Biology and Genetics, J. Hardy
Pharmacological Treatment, I. McKeith and U. Mossiman
Non-pharmacological Management, J. Cohen-Mansfield
The Caregivers Perspective, M. Wilkes
Dementia in Parkinson's Disease, D. Aarsland
Less Common Lewy Body Disorders and Atypical Parkinson Syndromes, N. Quinn
Future Directions in Understanding and Treatment of Lewy Body Disease, J. O'Brien, I. McKeith, D. Ames, and E. Chiu
"…This is the major resource for information on an unfortunately common disease. Any clinician involved in the care of patients with dementia should buy and read this book."