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Dementia
Krishnamoorthy, Prince,Cummings
Editore
Cambridge University Press
Anno
2010
Pagine
202
ISBN
9780521857765
75,00 €
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Growth 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, first published in 2010, 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.

Features

• Reviews the international literature on dementia and integrates non-Western cultural insights
• Enriched with personal insights from authors who are experts in their own cultures and across the globe
• Integrates clinical, epidemiological and anthropological perspectives

 

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The aging brain and mind: cultural and anthropological perspectives Kua Ee Heok
2. Mild cognitive impairment: current concepts and cross cultural issues Seethalakshmi Ramanathan and Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy
3. Alzheimer's Disease: the African American story Hugh Hendrie
4. Vascular cognitive impairment: 4A. The syndrome of vascular cognitive impairment: current concepts J. V. Bowler
4B. Debate: is vascular dementia more common in some parts of the world? Yes Suvarna Alladi
No R. Stewart
5. Cross cultural issues of global significance: 5A. Infections and dementia - the view from a developing nation P. Satishchandra and Vijayan Joy
5B. Nutrition and dementia - where is the nexus? Alan D. Dangour and Ricardo Uauy
6. Assessment: 6A. The experience of assessing cognition across cultures Kathleen S. Hall
6B. Assessing behavior in dementia across cultures Vorapun Senanarong and Jeffrey L. Cummings
7. Psychosocial factors: 7A. Quality of life in dementia: global perspective and transcultural issues Caroline Selai, Demetris Pillas and Annabel Dodds
7B. Caregiving for dementia: global perspectives and transcultural issues T. Alphons, E. S. Krishnamoorthy and K. Gomez
7C. Care arrangements for patients with dementia: China Helen Chiu, Joshua Tsoh and Xin Yu
8. Service delivery and management: 8A. Dementia services: developing rural and remote services Sadanand Rajkumar and Julia Lane
8B. Non-pharmacological approachs: patient centred approaches S. Kalyanasundaram
9. The clinical approach to the person with dementia: 9A. Perú (South America) Mariella Guerra
9B. Nigeria Richard Uwakwe
9C. Australia David Ames and Eleanor Flynn
9D. The United States of America Jeffrey L. Cummings
9E. Japan Akira Homma
9F. China Joshua Tsoh, Helen Chiu and Xin Yu
10. Raising global awareness: the role of non-governmental organisations: 10A. The role of NGOs in raising awareness: Alzheimer's Disease International Marc Wortmann
10B. Perspectives from a developing nation Jacob Roy Kuriakose
11. The contribution of cross-cultural research to dementia care and policy - an overview, focusing on the work of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group Martin J. Prince
Index.

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