Case Studies in Dementia: Common and Uncommon Presentations by Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto

By Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto

Dementia is among the best demanding situations dealing with the clinical occupation because the inhabitants a while. exact analysis is vital as many rarer types of the ailment are treatable if famous early. This selection of case experiences from worldwide illustrates either universal and weird factors of dementia, emphasizing medical reasoning, integrative considering and problem-solving talents. every one case comprises a medical heritage, exam findings and detailed investigations, through analysis and dialogue. the purpose is to augment diagnostic abilities via cautious research of person offering styles, and to lead therapy judgements, utilizing cutting-edge diagnostic class and instruments. The reader can be capable of distinguish sufferers who desire reassurance, nearer follow-up or fast referral to really good prone. Written and edited through across the world famous specialists in dementia, those case stories will tell and problem clinicians in any respect phases in their careers

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There have been no recorded seizures for the past 4 years. Cognitive history indicates that she has noticed minor deficits of short-term memory and word finding since her stroke, but denied any functional deficits associated with her cognition. Her son has described a 3-year history of decreased attention to personal care, laundry, nutrition, and housekeeping. Her anticonvulsant levels have been lower than expected on several occasions suggesting Case Studies in Dementia: Common and Uncommon Presentations, ed.

Published by Cambridge University Press. # Cambridge University Press 2011. 14 Man with subjective complaints but abnormal CSF Examination His blood pressure was 145/95 mm Hg. Further general physical and neurologic examination revealed no abnormalities. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) was 29/30 and Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) 18/18. He demonstrated difficulties with clock-drawing by wrong placement of hands. There was intact recollection of recent news items. Special studies Routine laboratory investigations showed no abnormalities.

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