Alzheimer's Disease (Oxford Neurology Library) by Gunhild Waldemar, Alistair Burns

By Gunhild Waldemar, Alistair Burns

A part of the Oxford Neurology Library sequence, this moment variation of Alzheimer's Disease is a succinct and useful creation to the analysis, assessment and administration of Alzheimer's ailment. This functional pocketbook comprises 14 absolutely up to date chapters on key issues resembling pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacological remedies, and mental signs. The advent of latest chapters on peculiar displays, end-of-life concerns, and case vignettes make sure the reader is absolutely outfitted with the newest knowing of the potential reasons of the ailment, tools of prognosis, and administration ideas. content material is gifted in a concise and straightforward to learn structure designed for fast reference, with worthwhile key issues indexed initially of every chapter.

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Nature Reviews Cardiology 205;2:267–77. , and Fratiglioni L. The epidemiology of the dementias: an update. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2007;20:380–5. , and Fratiglioni L. The age-dependent relation of blood pressure to cognitive function and dementia. Lancet Neurology 2005;4:487–99. , et al. The worldwide economic impact of dementia 200. Alzheimer’s and Dementia 203;9:–,e3. World Health Organization. Dementia: a public health priority. Geneva: WHO, Geneva, 202. 25 Chapter 4 Clinical course of Alzheimer’s disease Alberto Lleó and Rafael Blesa Key points • Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, with onset usually in late life, characterized by cognitive impairment, a variety of behavioural symptoms, and restrictions in the activities of daily living • The initial symptom is episodic memory loss, in particular in delayed recall of visual and/or verbal material.

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The global cost of dementia care in 200 was estimated at US$604 billion, which corresponds approximately to % of global gross domestic product. The large proportion of cost (~70%) was spent on informal, social, and direct medical care. g. g. 7 million new cases occurring every year. 5 million in 2050. Thus, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease has become a global health priority. ; see also colour plate section). The age-specific prevalence of dementia almost doubles every five years after 65. Overall, approximately one in ten people aged 65–69 years is affected by Prevalence, per 100 population 70 Brayne 2006; UK Prince, et al.

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