PSYCHIATRY

Chapter 13 – To Scan or Not to Scan

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Abstract There is currently a huge variation in clinical practice as to whether patients being assessed for dementia undergo neuroimaging. With an ageing population it is likely that there will…

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Chapter 11 – Mini-Mental State Examination for the Detection and Prediction of Dementia in People with and without Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Abstract Screening for dementia is usually considered important, but only if accuracy of detection is sufficient and treatments are available and effective. In the National Dementia Strategy for England, one…

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Chapter 8 – Mental Health in Parkinson’s Disease

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Abstract Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and motorically it is characterized by tremor, ridigity, bradykinesia, and postural instability. Whilst it…

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Chapter 10 – Driving in Dementia

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Abstract With an ageing population and more drivers on the road, the number of drivers with dementia is due to grow exponentially over the next 50 years. Although decisions regarding…

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Chapter 7 – Drug Misuse in Older People

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Abstract An increase in the population of older people, associated with the increasing demand for holistic care to meet their complex needs, has focused attention on substance misuse in older…

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Chapter 3 – Young-Onset Dementias

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Abstract Dementia is stereotypically associated with older people. However, it can affect people in their forties and fifties, or even younger. Currently, even among healthcare professionals, there is a lack…

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Chapter 6 – Alcohol Misuse in Older People

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Abstract The clinical and public mental health aspects of alcohol misuse in older people (both men and women) have increasing relevance for both old age and addiction psychiatrists. Clinical presentations…

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