By A. J. Larner

ISBN-10: 1447163702

ISBN-13: 9781447163701

ISBN-10: 1447163710

ISBN-13: 9781447163718

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized e-book addresses neurological contributions to the analysis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a committed neurological dementia hospital.

It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic application and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic combine is mentioned by way of either neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is using traditional remedies for dementia and the impression of nationwide directives (e.g. great, nationwide Dementia approach) on daily scientific perform.

Dementia in scientific perform: A Neurological standpoint, moment Edition is an illustrated, sensible source for doctors considering the evaluate and administration of dementia sufferers. it truly is of specific gain to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, fundamental care practitioners and people operating within the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational treatment, speech and language remedy and nursing.

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Referral Patterns Larner AJ. Neuropsychological neurology: the neurocognitive impairments of neurological disorders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2008. Larner AJ. Impact of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and Social Care Institute for Excellence’s dementia guidelines in a neurology-led memory clinic. Clin Med. 2009a;9:197–8. Larner AJ. Quality of dementia referrals. Psychiatr Bull. 2009b;33:316. Larner AJ. ACE-R: cross-sectional and longitudinal use for cognitive assessment.

33 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Abstract This chapter examines the methodology used to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs, cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments used in the cognitive disorders clinic to assist in the diagnosis of dementia. The relevance of pragmatic diagnostic accuracy studies, compared to experimental studies, as a better reflection of the idiom of clinical practice, is emphasized. 1 Methodology A standardised methodology for the pragmatic study of the diagnostic utility of neurological signs, cognitive, and non-­ cognitive screening instruments has been used in the Cognitive Function Clinic (CFC; see Chaps.

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