Journal of the American Medical Association (October 21, 2009): American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Publication Date: 
Wed, 10/21/2009

As many as 5.3 million persons in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, and an additional 10 million US baby boomers are proejcted to be at risk over their lifetime. Worldwide, with the rapid increase in the older population, Alzheimer disease and related dementias will affect an increasing number of families, with major societal and economic implications. Hence, these are conditions likely to be encountered by a wide range of clinicians. This multi-authored textbook on dementia, co-edited by a leading academic geriatric psychiatrist and a practicing neurologist, is a comprehensive, pragmatic, and beautiful synthesis of where clinical care and the search for a cure stand today.

This new edition substantialy expands the scope of the editors' earlier The Dementias:  Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, with nearly twice the number of contributors - all leading clinicians or researchers. The 26 chapters are grouped into 6 sections...