The term 'dementia' describes a collection of symptoms including cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, language and communication issues, and behavioral symptoms. There are numerous causes of dementia and, worldwide, over 35 million individuals have some form of dementia. This book describes the most common causes of dementia, reviews best practices for differentially diagnosing dementia, as well as management strategies to help improve quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Stahl's Illustrated Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias is a concise guide, with all concepts illustrated by full-color figures and tables, that will be familiar to readers of Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescriber's Guide. The visual learner will find that this book makes psychopharmacological concepts easier to master, and the non-visual learner will enjoy this book's short explanations of complex psychopharmacological concepts. Each chapter builds upon previous ones, synthesizing information about basic biology, diagnostics, treatment plans, complications, and comorbidities.
"This is an excellent book on the dementias that builds on the author's previous illustrated books. Its brevity enables readers to feel that the concepts can be mastered more quickly, but the book is more useful to those who are already familiar with many of the concepts. It is very useful for demonstrating complex psychopharmacological concepts that may be more difficult to explain exclusively with text."
-- Danielle Anderson, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) Doody's Review
This book would be useful to medical and pharmaceutical professionals at all stages of training who provide care to people who suffer from dementia.