Alzheimer's Disease

J. Hort, J. T. O'Brien, G. Gainotti, T. Pirttila, B. O. Popescu, I. Rektorova, S. Sorbi, P. Scheltens

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sept 6 2010


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Assessment of activities of daily living
  • Dementia, affecting 5.4% of over-65s-its prevalence further increasing with age
  • Effects on non-cognitive behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
  • European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) recommendations-on diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease (AD)
  • Genetics of dementia, complex and genetic testing-associated with ethical concerns
  • Language praxis and visual-spatial abilities-variably affected according to type and stage of dementia
  • Management of Alzheimer's disease
  • Memantine, a non-competitive N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist-subject to several RCTs in AD
  • Memory functions Memory-especially episodic memory, systematically assessed (Class I)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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