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Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective: by A. J. Larner

By A. J. Larner

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized publication addresses neurological contributions to the prognosis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a devoted neurological dementia health center.

It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic software and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic combine is mentioned when it comes to either neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is using traditional remedies for dementia and the effect of nationwide directives (e.g. great, nationwide Dementia approach) on daily scientific perform.

Dementia in scientific perform: A Neurological viewpoint, moment Edition is an illustrated, sensible source for doctors taken with the evaluate and administration of dementia sufferers. it's of specific gain to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, basic care practitioners and people operating within the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational treatment, speech and language treatment and nursing.

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1977;33:159–74. Larner AJ. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS): audit of pragmatic use in the Cognitive Function Clinic. J Neurol. 2006a;253 Suppl 2:II92 (abstract P363). Larner AJ. An audit of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) in clinical practice. 2. Longitudinal change. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006b;21:698–9. Larner AJ. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS): pragmatic study of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Eur J Neurol. 2008;15 Suppl 3:283 (abstract P2287).

2 Diagnosis and Diagnostic Criteria . . . . . . . . . 3 Pragmatic Diagnostic Accuracy Studies . . . . . . . 33 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Abstract This chapter examines the methodology used to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs, cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments used in the cognitive disorders clinic to assist in the diagnosis of dementia. The relevance of pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies, compared to experimental studies, as a better reflection of the idiom of clinical practice, is emphasized.

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