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Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Edited by Myron F. Weiner, M.D., and Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-422-5
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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

  • Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis.
  • Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders.
  • Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment.
  • Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms.
  • Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management.
  • Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms.
  • Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing.
  • Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis.
  • Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts.

In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.


  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • PART I: Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 1. Neuropsychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 2. Medical and Neurological Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Chapter 3. Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Chapter 4. Neuroimaging
  • Chapter 5. Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 6. Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Chapter 7. Vascular Cognitive Disorder
  • Chapter 8. Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Other Synucleinopathies
  • Chapter 9. Frontotemporal Dementia and Other Tauopathies
  • Chapter 10. Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 11. Other Causes of Dementia
  • PART II: Treatment
  • Chapter 12. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in People With Dementia
  • Chapter 13. Pharmacological Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
  • Chapter 14. Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Chapter 15. Supporting Family Caregivers
  • Appendix: Resources
  • Index


    David Ames, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.Psych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
    Erin D. Bigler, Ph.D.
    Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H.
    Adam Boxer, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mary E. Bret, M.D.
    Stephen Campbell, F.R.A.C.P., M.Ch.B.S., B.Sc.
    Edmond Chiu, A.M., M.B.B.S., D.P.M., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
    C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Martin R. Farlow, M.D.
    Norman L. Foster, M.D.
    James E. Galvin, M.D., M.Sc.
    Robert Garrett, M.D.
    Yonas E. Geda, M.D, M.Sc.
    David S. Geldmacher, M.D.
    Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
    Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.
    Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.
    Kristin Martin-Cook, M.S.
    Ronald C. Petersen, Ph.D., M.D.
    Mary Quiceno, M.D.
    Danielle F. Richards
    Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Tucson, Arizona
    Martin Steinberg, M.D.
    Cassandra E. I. Szoeke, Ph.D., F.R.A.C.P., M.B.B.S., B.Sc.
    Rawan Tarawneh, M.D.
    Pierre N. Tariot, M.D.
    Myron F. Weiner, M.D.
    Roy Yaari, M.D., M.A.S.
    Edward Zamrini, M.D.

About the Authors

Myron F. Weiner, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., is a Diplomate in Neurology of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias edited by Drs. Weiner and Lipton offers the busy professional a concise orientation to the care of patients and families facing the challenge of dementia. This is a multi-authored text with an impressive array of expert contributors. The emphasis is pragmatic as one would expect of a clinical manual but recommendations both pharmacologic and behavioral are based on science.—Gary Kennedy, Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Each chapter does an excellent job of clearly stating its goals and concisely giving practical guidance. The complex material is managed with deftness by the authors and allow for an easy read. Some of the chapters present the authors' clinical experiences in case formulations that greatly enhance the clinical value of the book This Clinical Manual provides an excellent review for geriatric psychiatrists, while also presenting material in an approachable manner for general psychiatrists and clinicians with an interest in older patients.—Steve Koh, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 3/1/2013

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