Author: Joseph Quinn


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  • ISBN: 9780470674246
  • Author: Joseph Quinn
  • Publ Date: 2014-01-03
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 188
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194264

Table of Contents :

Contributors vii
Series Foreword ix
Preface xi
Chapter 1 Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Dementia 1 Richard Camicioli
Chapter 2 Rapidly Progressive Dementia and its Mimics 15 Amy May Lin Quek and Andrew McKeon
Chapter 3 Young Onset Dementia: How Much Diagnostic Testing is Enough? 35 Anahita Adeli and Keith A. Josephs
Chapter 4 An Approach to the Problem of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 55 Norman Relkin
Chapter 5 Depression: Cause or Complication of Cognitive Decline? 67 David Mansoor, Sahana Misra, and Linda Ganzini
Chapter 6 Mild Cognitive Impairment 77 Ranjan Duara, David A. Loewenstein, Clinton Wright, Elizabeth Crocco, and Daniel Varon
Chapter 7 After the Diagnosis: Continuing Neurological Care of the Outpatient with Dementia 97 Anne M. Lipton
Chapter 8 Using Psychotropic Medications to Manage Problem Behaviors in Dementia 111 Lucy Y. Wang and Murray A. Raskind
Chapter 9 Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias 121 Ira Byock and Cory Ingram
Chapter 10 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Dementia 137 Amy Y. Tsou and Jason Karlawish
Chapter 11 Assessing Outcomes in Dementia Care 151 Joel Mack, Amie Peterson, and Joseph Quinn
Chapter 12 Primary Prevention of Dementia 163 Joseph Quinn
Index 171


This book looks at dementia and considers topics including: diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; rapidly progressive dementia and its imitators; young onset dementia; depression and whether it is a cause or complication of cognitive decline; prodromal dementia; using psychotropic medications to manage problem behaviors in dementia; palliative care in advanced dementias; legal/economic/social issues in dementia; and assessing outcomes in dementia care. It is an essential reading for neurologists, psychiatrists, and gerontologists.


This is an excellent overview of the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia. It provides practical tips to guide clinicians through the initial diagnosis, current treatment options, and long-term complexities of caring for patients with cognitive decline. The information is presented in a clinically relevant and concise manner. With further advances in neuroimaging, disease markers, and, hopefully, treatment options, more books like this will be needed to provide clinicians with up-to-date reviews of current practice guidelines. (Doody s, 13 February 2015)

Author Biography:

Joseph Quinn, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University Dr. Quinn has served as a neurologist clinician in the Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center since 1994 and has served as Director of the Genetics and Biomarkers Core since 2007. Dr. Quinn's overall research focus is on developing strategies for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Specific research projects range from animal studies testing experimental agents, up to large national multi-center clinical trials of experimental drugs for dementing illnesses. The translation of ideas from the laboratory to the clinic is a particular interest, which is served in part by the Biomarkers core of the Oregon Alzheimer's Center. The Biomarkers Core helps develop blood tests and other disease markers for use in "proof of concept" clinical trials which are necessary to move treatment ideas from animal models to human subjects.


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