Download PDF by Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto: Case Studies in Dementia: Common and Uncommon Presentations

By Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto

ISBN-10: 052118830X

ISBN-13: 9780521188302

Dementia is among the best demanding situations dealing with the scientific occupation because the inhabitants a while. exact analysis is key as many rarer varieties of the ailment are treatable if famous early. This selection of case experiences from world wide illustrates either universal and weird explanations of dementia, emphasizing scientific reasoning, integrative considering and problem-solving talents. every one case includes a medical background, exam findings and distinctive investigations, by means of analysis and dialogue. the purpose is to enhance diagnostic talents via cautious research of person proposing styles, and to lead remedy judgements, utilizing state of the art diagnostic category and instruments. The reader can be capable of distinguish sufferers who want reassurance, nearer follow-up or quick referral to really good companies. Written and edited by means of the world over famous specialists in dementia, those case reports will tell and problem clinicians in any respect levels in their careers.

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Long-term cognitive transitions, rates of cognitive change, and predictors of incident dementia in a population-based first-ever stroke cohort. Stroke 10, 2479–83. Stephens S, Kenny RA, Rowan E, et al. (2004). Neuropsychological characteristics of mild vascular cognitive impairment and dementia after stroke. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 11, 1053–7. Tatum WOT, Ross J, Cole AJ (1998). Epileptic pseudodementia. Neurology, 5, 1472–5. Tham W, Auchus AP, Thong M, et al. (2002). Progression of cognitive impairment after stroke: one year results from a longitudinal study of Singaporean stroke patients.

30 Lost for words The pattern of cognitive deficits in VCI varies considerably. Single strategic large vessel infarcts can have specific cognitive profiles, while subcortical lesions are often associated with a cluster of features known as “subcortical syndrome” or “dysexecutive syndrome” characterized by slowed information processing speed, emotional lability, and executive dysfunction (impairment of the ability to plan, organize, initiate, and shift between tasks). , 2000). , 2002). , 2007). , 2004).

G. g. multiple cortical infarcts with involvement of the underlying white matter substance). 2 The cognitive deficits in the above criteria cause significant impairment in day-to-day functioning, social or occupational functioning and represent a significant decline from the previous level of functioning. 3 Focal neurologic signs and symptoms or radiologic evidence indicative of cerebrovascular disease are present that are judged to be etiologically related to the dementia. 4 The deficits do not occur exclusively during the course of delirium.

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