Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, ISBN-13: 978-3319391366


Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, ISBN-13: 978-3319391366

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  • Publisher: ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (November 11, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 388 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3319391364
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3319391366

This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of different types of cognitive impairment by active authorities in the field. There is an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. Cognitive impairment both with and without criteria for dementia is covered. A critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of cognitive impairment and dementia is included. Unanswered questions and controversies are addressed. Non-pharmacological and pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read.

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia is aimed at neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and general physicians. It will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.

Ana Verdelho, MD, PhD, is a neurologist with a special interest in cognitive impairment and dementia. She runs the dementia outpatient clinic (of the Department of Neurosciences) at Santa Maria Hospital, CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal. She is Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is also a researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Institute of Molecular Medicine, IMM) and Instituto de Medicina Ambiental (Institute of Environmental Health, ISAMB). She is currently a member of the Education Committee of the European Academy of Neurology.

Manuel Gonçalves Pereira, MD, MSc, PhD, is a psychiatrist and family therapist with a special interest in geriatric psychiatry and mental health (including old age liaison psychiatry). He is Professor of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at NOVA Medical School (Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal). Alongside teaching and clinical activities, he is a researcher at CEDOC (Chronic Diseases Research Centre), and a member of INTERDEM (early and timely INTERventions in DEMentia, the European network of dementia care researchers), the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), and the Portuguese Family Therapy Society (SPTF).

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