ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A PHYSICIAN’S GUIDE TO PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT

January 1, 2007

The authors of the book’s 51 chapters are clinicians and scientists from some ofthe world’s leading centers of AD research. Topics covered include the basic biology of AD, prevention strategies, early changes and preclinical conditions, typical patient presentations, state-of-the-art therapy and emerging therapeutic strategies, treatment of common comorbidities, late-life issues, and guidance onhow to help caregivers cope with feelings of isolation and despair.

Richter RW, Richter BZ (eds)Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2004, 494 pages,$99.50 hardcoverRonald Reagan's decade-long struggle with Alzheimer's disease(AD)--which sadly ended this past June--did much toraise national awareness of this devastating illness. Despiteincreased awareness, AD remains underdiagnosed and undertreated.The aim of this comprehensive yet comprehensibletext is to help clinicians provide optimal care for patientswith AD and support for their families. The authors of thebook's 51 chapters are clinicians and scientists from some ofthe world's leading centers of AD research. Topics coveredinclude the basic biology of AD, prevention strategies, earlychanges and preclinical conditions, typical patient presentations,state-of-the-art therapy (including neuropsychiatricmodalities) and emerging therapeutic strategies, treatmentof common comorbidities, late-life issues, and guidance onhow to help caregivers cope with feelings of isolation anddespair. Black-and-white diagrams, illustrations, charts,and graphs elucidate the complex biology of AD; MRI scansand other diagnostic images illustrate typical findings.