A Global Approach
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Dementia by Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy
Book DescriptionGrowth in the incidence of dementia presents major challenges to global healthcare systems. As the burden of dementia in non-Western cultures grows, developing nations are expected to overtake developed nations in terms of dementia prevalence. Insights from developing nations and transcultural considerations are, nevertheless, neglected in the published literature. Dementia: A Global Approach fills this gap by integrating contemporary cross-cultural knowledge about dementia. Each section reviews the literature from the published, predominantly Western, perspective, contrasting it with empirical knowledge from non-Western cultures. Covering major clinical, epidemiological and scientific areas of interest, detailed consideration is also given to care-giving models across the world and management of patients who have migrated between regions. Enriched with personal insights from clinical experts across the globe, this is a key text for neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, epidemiologists and all those responsible for managing provisions of dementia services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521857765
Classification: Alzheimer's & dementia , Mental health services
Format: Hardback (247mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. This book examines this disease.
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Author Biography - Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy
Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy is Director and T. S. Srinivasan Chair, The Institute of Neurological Sciences, VHS Hospital, Chennai, India. Martin J. Prince is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. Jeffrey L. Cummings is Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center and Director of the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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