- Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field
- Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
- Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors
- Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences
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Dr. Neil W. Kowall is Chief of Neurology and Director of the New England GRECC at the VA Boston Healthcare System; he is also Director of the NIH-funded Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature, the Journal of Neuroscience, and the Annals of Neurology.
Dr. Andrew E. Budson is the Deputy Chief of Staff and a member of the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also Associate Director for Research at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He was awarded the 2008 Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology and the 2009 Research Award in Geriatric Neurology, both from the American Academy of Neurology, and has published over 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Brain, and Cortex.
Table of Contents
Part I Common Dementias 1
1 Alzheimer’s Disease 3
Alan M. Mandell and Robert C. Green
2 Vascular Dementia 92
Angela L. Jefferson, Amanda M. Gentile, and Ravi Kahlon
3 Dementia with Lewy Bodies 131
Tamara G. Fong and Daniel Z. Press
4 Frontotemporal Dementia 145
Adam L. Boxer
5 Other Dementias 179
Part II Pathogenesis and Disease Mechanisms 195
6 Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia 197
Paul Hollingworth and Julie Williams
7 The Neuropathology of the Dementing Disorders 235
Ann C. McKee and Brandon E. Gavett
8 Amyloid Beta Peptide and the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis 262
Carmela R. Abraham
9 Other Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration 277
Marina Boziki, Vassilis Papaliagkas, and Magda Tsolaki
10 Rational Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 301
Neil W. Kowall
Part III Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction 313
11 Memory Dysfunction in Dementia 315
Andrew E. Budson
12 Language Processing in Dementia 336
Jamie Reilly, Joshua Troche, and Murray Grossman
13 Executive Functioning 369
Robert A. Stern, Stacy L. Andersen, and Brandon E. Gavett
14 Emotion and Behavior in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 416
Christopher I. Wright
15 Visuospatial Function in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 457
16 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Dementia 483
David G. Harper
Part IV Neuroimaging in Dementia 505
17 Glimpses of the Living Brain with Alzheimer’s Disease 507
Ronald J. Killiany
18 Functional MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 535
Maija Pihlajamäki and Reisa A. Sperling
19 Molecular Neuroimaging of the Dementias 557
Bradford C. Dickerson
20 Using EEG and MEG to Understand Brain Physiology in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 575
Brandon A. Ally
Plate section between pages 304 and 305
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