By Gunhild Waldemar, Alistair Burns
A part of the Oxford Neurology Library sequence, this moment variation of Alzheimer's Disease is a succinct and functional creation to the analysis, evaluate and administration of Alzheimer's affliction. This functional pocketbook comprises 14 totally up-to-date chapters on key subject matters comparable to pathophysiology, epidemiology, pharmacological remedies, and mental indicators. The creation of recent chapters on bizarre shows, end-of-life matters, and case vignettes make sure the reader is absolutely outfitted with the most recent knowing of the potential explanations of the affliction, tools of prognosis, and administration ideas. content material is gifted in a concise and straightforward to learn layout designed for speedy reference, with worthy key issues indexed firstly of every chapter.
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Alzheimer’s disease is considered the most common form of dementia and accounts for up to 70% of all dementia cases diagnosed according to current clinical diagnostic criteria, although neuroimaging and autopsy-verified studies have revealed that a large majority of dementia cases are attributed to cerebral mixed vascular and neurodegenerative pathology. Epidemiology refers to the study of distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations as well as its application to the control of health problems.
Patients may describe difficulties in reading text or complain of ‘glare’ that makes perceiving visual stimuli troublesome. Some patients complain of problems in judging distances or finding patterned surfaces hard to see clearly. Patients may describe a striking failure to recognize or locate objects visually. Such visual symptoms frequently result in patients being initially referred to opticians or ophthalmologists. When no ocular abnormality is found there may be a delay before the patient is referred on to an appropriate specialist.