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Evaluation and Management of Cognitive Disorders and Dementia Part I: The Basic Evaluation 

Evaluation and Management of Cognitive Disorders and Dementia Part I: The Basic Evaluation
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Evaluation and Management of Cognitive Disorders and Dementia Part I: The Basic Evaluation
Author(s):

Eric McDade

, Oscar Lopez

, and Beth Snitz

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199765782.003.0006
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date: 25 February 2020

Chapter 6 discusses the significant functional impairment that results from dementia, and how best to identify those who have exhibited signs of dementia or who are at a greater risk of crossing over to the point of functional decline due to cognitive failure- i.e. dementia, paying close attention to specific cognitive functions such as memory, and language which serve as surrogates for localization (along with any accompanying neurological and behavioral symptoms). It also covers the patterns of cognitive and behavioral decline that reflect an apparent predilection for specific pathologies to susceptible brain networks, such as amyloid plaque formation in the peri-limibic and hetermodal cortex and α‎-synuclein in the basal ganglia.

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