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Book Reviews
June 2000

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorder Teams

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edited by Gordon K. Wilcock, Romola S. Bucks, and Kenneth Rockwood, 416 pp, with illus, $39.95, ISBN 0-19-262822-4, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(6):896-897. doi:

This book, with chapters composed by an international group of scientists-clinicians from a variety of disciplines, is essential reading both for groups developing a memory or dementia clinic and for team members of established clinics. This is a very practically oriented book written specifically for clinicians, but well grounded in science. It does not provide an extensive state-of-the-art review of the current knowledge, science, and theories regarding dementia. However, the how-to approach of starting and running a memory disorders clinic for patients and families with dementia is based upon the current knowledge and science of dementia. This book contains a depth of practical recommendations and suggestions rarely seen, and it lives up to the title of a "manual."

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