Dementia: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Management Strategies


Pamela Tanner (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments

This book presents current research in the study of non-pharmacological treatment proposed in dementia care. Topics discussed include music therapy in dementia; predictors of effective support for carers of persons with dementia; computer-assisted spaced retrieval training of faces and names for persons with dementia; physical and mental exercises plus work therapy for Alzheimer’s patients; recreational therapy interventions and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Genetic Risk Factors for Alzheimer‘s Disease (pp. 1-16)
Christiane Reitz, M.D., Ph.D. (The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, The Department of Neurology, The Dept. of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA)

Chapter 2 – Veterans Affairs Dementia Care Strategies As a Model (pp. 17-32)
Katherine Luci and Kye Y. Kim (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine)

Chapter 3 – Research in Advance Dementia: Lessons Learned from the Community (pp. 33-46)
Sweta Tewary, Ph.D., Nicole Cook, Ph.D., Cecilia Rokusek, Naushira Pandya, M.D., and Susan McCurry, Ph.D. (Project Director, Diabetes and Interprofessional research, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education and Training Center (GREAT GEC), Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, and others)

Chapter 4 – Apathy in Dementia (pp. 47-58)
Mamta Sapra, Nathan DeYoung and Kye Y. Kim (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine)

Chapter 5 – Physical Activity and Cognitive Ability in Older Adults: A Psychosocial Approach (pp. 59-86)
Jennifer Stock, and Eef Hogervorst (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 6 – Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (pp. 87-114)
Marie-Therese Clerc and Armin von Gunten (Service Universitaire de Psychiatrie de l’Age Avancé, Département de Psychiatrie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Chapter 7 – Risk Factors for Alzheimer‘s Disease (pp. 115-138)
R. A. Armstrong (Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 8 – Dementia: Prevalence, Mortality Rates, Risk Factors and Management Strategies (pp. 139-156)
Andrew Linton, Emma Louise Cunningham, Peter Passmore and Stephen Todd (Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and others)

Chapter 9 – Effects of Occupational Therapy Based Rehabilitation in Alzheimer‘s Disease: Current Advances (pp. 157-170)
Juan Rodríguez Mansilla, Patricia Martín Romo-Morcillo, María Jiménez Palomares, Antonio María Flores Nieto, Elisa María Garrido Ardila and María Victoria González López-Arza (Department of Medical-Surgical Therapy. Medicine Faculty, Extremadura University, Badajoz, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10 – Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (pp. 171-180)
F. C. G. Pinto, M. F. Oliveira and R. M. Pereira (Division of Functional Neurosurgery of the Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11 – Basal Ganglia Calcifications and Cognitive Decline (pp. 181-188)
J. R. M. Oliveira and M. F. Oliveira (Neuropsychiatric Department, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Pernambuco-Brazil, and others)

Chapter 12 – Virtual Reality Training Improves Spatial Navigation Disorientation in Dementia Patients (pp. 189-196)
Daniel Serrani (Faculty of Psychology, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina)

Chapter 13 – Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Dementia: An Updated Overview (pp. 197-216)
Nicholas-Tiberio Economou, Barbara Wolgamuth and Luigi Ferini-Strambi (Sleep Study Unit – Department of Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders Center – Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, University of Athens, Greece, and others)


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