White matter dementia / Christopher M. Filley
- Filley, Christopher M., 1951-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 217 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Cambridge medicine
- Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Brain-behavior relationships: a reconsideration; 2. The essential contributions of neuroimaging; 3. White matter neurobiology; 4. A neuroanatomic overview of dementia; 5. Expanding the concept of dementia; 6. White matter disorders; 7. White matter dementia; 8. Mild cognitive dysfunction: a precursor syndrome; 9. Diagnosis; 10. Prognosis; 11. Treatment; 12. White matter and cognition: research perspectives; 13. Therapeutic innovations; 14. Alzheimer's disease and white matter; 15. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and white matter; 16. Beyond corticocentrism; Index.
- Breaking away from prevailing views of dementia that rely heavily on the role of the cerebral cortex, the new perspective put forth here highlights white matter-cognition relationships, presenting an expanded view of dementia and its neurobiological origins. Based on detailed patient observations, extensive clinical research and an exhaustive literature review, this book discusses the novel concept of white matter dementia, offering hope for better understanding and treatment of dementing illness. Covering topics such as white matter neurobiology, mild cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease, the author reconsiders brain-behavior relationships and expands the concept of dementia, discussing implications for diagnosis, treatment (medical, surgical, rehabilitative, and psychiatric) and therapeutic innovations aimed at prevention of white matter damage and restoration of myelin. This unique book is an absolute must-have for all medical specialists and consultants in neurology, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology involved with the growing challenge of dementia.
- 9781139548878 (ebook) and 9781107035416 (hardback)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 May 2016).
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