Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease

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Robin G. Morris, Robin Morris, James Becker
OUP Oxford, 2 dec. 2004 - 421 pagini
Alzheimer's disease can be thought of as a multi-faceted neuropsychological disorder, with diverse impairments in cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, language and executive functioning. Over the last decade cognitive neuropsychology has provided a far richer understanding of these impairments, and this book describes these advances, placing them in their clinical context. The first section deals with background theoretical and clinical issues, such as the extent to which Alzheimer's disease can be considered as a single entity or whether it is more fruitful to explore the neuropsychology of individual patients. It considers the diagnostic aspects of Alzheimer's disease, the natural history of the disease, how it progresses over time and the characteristics of the prodromal phase. A second section, the core of the book, covers major cognitive functions and delineates how impairments can be differentiated from each other. A third portion integrates what is known about cognitive decline with the underlying neurobiological basis, including pathological structural brain abnormality and neuropharmacological changes. The final section explores the clinical implications of the research with an overview of the neuropsychological assessment of this disease, cognitive approaches to management, and neurobiological treatment. As an introduction to this field, The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease brings together the opinion of leading researchers in a book that will provide a useful source of information for neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists who wish to broaden their knowledge concerning this debilitating condition.
 

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A cognitive neuropsychology of Alzheimers disease
3
The single case study and Alzheimers disease
11
Measuring impairment and charting decline in Alzheimers disease
23
The natural history of Alzheimers disease
47
Preclinical Alzheimers disease Cognitive and memory functioning
63
Attentional functioning in Alzheimers disease
81
Executive functions in Alzheimers disease
103
Information processing defects in episodic memory in Alzheimers disease
121
Reading aloud and spelling in Alzheimers disease
219
Calculation and number processing skills in Alzheimers disease
237
Motor functioning
249
Cognition and emotion
267
Loss of Awareness in Alzheimers disease
275
Neurobiological abnormalities in Alzheimers disease Structural genetic and functional correlates of cognitive dysfunction
299
The cognitive psychopharmacology of Alzheimers disease
321
The assessment of dementia
357

remote memory in Alzheimers disease
141
Implicit memory in Alzheimers disease Priming and skill learning
153
Semantic processing in Alzheimers disease
179
Language in Alzheimers disease
197
Cognitive approaches to the mangement of dementia
379
Neurobiological approaches to the treatment of Alzheimers disease
391
Index
415
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Despre autor (2004)

Robin Morris is a Head of the Neuropsychology Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. James Becker is an Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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