The Dartmouth Memory Handbook

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 5th Edition
Table of Contents
I. Getting Started
  • Aging and Memory: Normal Aging,
  • Subjective Cognitive Impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment,
  • and Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria 
  • Cognitive, Functional and Behavioral
  • Signs and Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • and Other Dementias 
II. Evaluation
  • Getting a Diagnosis 
  • Differential Diagnosis 
  • Usefulness of Neuropsychological Assessment
  • In the Evaluation of Dementia 
III. Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease? 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet 
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Fact Sheet 
IV. Other Memory Disorders 
  • Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment 
  • Lewy Body Dementia 
  • Frontotemporal Disorders 
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia 
V. Mood and Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia 
  • Mood and Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia – An Overview 
  • Specific Mood and Behavioral Symptoms 
VI. Treatment
  • Anti-dementia Medications 
  • Other interventions that May be
  • Helpful for the Person with Dementia 
  • Medical Care for the Person with Dementia 
  • Hospitalization Happens 
VII. Living with Dementia
  • Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care 
  • Stigma and Dementia 
  • Discordance and Discord: Disagreements About the Illness 
  • Dos and Don’ts for Effective Communication 
  • Engagement Activities For Persons with Dementia
  • and their Care Partners 
  • Managing Day-to-Day Activities 
  • Sexuality and Dementia 
  • Finding the Right Place For the Person with Dementia 
VIII. Safety Considerations 
  • Exploitation 
  • Driving and Dementia 
  • Dementia and the Risk of Wandering 
  • Physical and Emotional Neglect and Abuse 
IX. Legal Issues 
  • Estate Planning for Everyone 
X. Taking Care of the Care Partner 
  • A Dozen Principles for Care Partners 
  • Support Groups for Care Partners 
  • Pressure Points: Alzheimer’s and Anger 
  • Circuit Breakers: Eight Tips on Maintaining Control 
  • Care Partner Burnout 
XI. For Children and Teens 
  • Helping Children Understand Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Resources for Children and Teens About Alzheimer’s Disease 
XII. Dementia Care in The Upper Valley 
  • Upper Valley Resources 
  • Healthy Aging and Brain Care (HABC) Clinic
  • at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center 
  • Upper Valley Dementia Support Groups 
  • Upper Valley Engagement Activities For Persons
  • with Dementia and their Care Partners 
XIII. Other Resources 
  • A Selection of Books about Alzheimer’s Disease
  • and Other Memory Disorders 
  • U s e f u l Websites