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October 2002

Dementia

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2002;59(10):1659. doi:

edited by John O'Brien, David Ames, and Alistair Burns, 2nd ed, 940 pp, 24 color plates, London, England, Arnold Publications, New York, NY, Oxford University Press Inc, 2000.

This multiauthored text examines all aspects of dementia. Different sections explore the history of dementia, the clinical diagnosis and assessment of dementia, including neuropsychologic testing and all of the current imaging modalities used around the world, to investigate patients with dementia. Particularly interesting are the sections on the multidisciplinary aspects of dementia management and the care-provider services available to persons with dementia. There are chapters devoted to the care-provider services of different parts of the world, including the United States, Great Britain, several other European nations, Japan, Australia, and the developing world. Chapters on the role of nursing and social work as well as legal issues and end-of-life decisions are all very clearly discussed.

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