Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

Bruce L. Miller

Print publication date: Aug 2013

ISBN: 9780195380491

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Frontotemporal Dementia provides an in-depth look at the history, various types, genetics, neuropathology and psychosocial aspects of one of the most common but least understood causes of dementia, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, from one of the world's leading centers for the study of dementia. Aided by the latest research in diagnosis, mechanism and treatment, this resource captures the rich and quickly changing landscape of a devastating neurodegenerative disease, and offers up-to-date clinical advice for patient care. Frontotemporal dementia, in particular, raises psychological and philosophical questions about the nature of self, free will, emotion, art and behavior - important topics for practitioners and families to appreciate as they care for the sufferer. It includes case studies, photographs and figures from the leaders in the field and personal communication from the researchers driving these developments.