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Book review: Non-Alzheimer’s and Atypical Dementia

Clinical research nurse Kathryn Louise Walker reviews Non-Alzheimer’s and Atypical Dementia.
Non-Alzheimers's and Atypical Dementia

Non-Alzheimers and Atypical Dementia

Michael D Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura (Eds)

Wiley Blackwell

94.99 hardback

232pp

ISBN: 9781444336245

This book is a comprehensive overview of atypical dementia, including Lewy body, prion diseases, and leukoencephalopathies, written specifically for the multidisciplinary team. The case studies give a real-life view, which is helpful when translating information from the page to the patient.

The references at the end of each chapter are also useful for further reading. The book ends with a chapter focusing on the comprehensive management of patients with an atypical dementia, providing a framework by which to do this.

Condition knowledge

Some of the language used is technical and a reader would most likely need at least moderate knowledge of these conditions to be able to follow it. Additionally, due

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Non-Alzheimer’s and Atypical Dementia

Non-Alzheimers and Atypical Dementia

Michael D Geschwind and Caroline Racine Belkoura (Eds)

Wiley Blackwell

£94.99 hardback

232pp

ISBN: 9781444336245

This book is a comprehensive overview of atypical dementia, including Lewy body, prion diseases, and leukoencephalopathies, written specifically for the multidisciplinary team. The case studies give a ‘real-life’ view, which is helpful when translating information from the page to the patient.

The references at the end of each chapter are also useful for further reading. The book ends with a chapter focusing on the comprehensive management of patients with an atypical dementia, providing a framework by which to do this.

Condition knowledge

Some of the language used is technical and a reader would most likely need at least moderate knowledge of these conditions to be able to follow it. Additionally, due to the small font and the style of writing this text can be difficult to follow in parts and is quite heavy going.

Despite this, the book is a good overview of a large subject area, and I found the multidisciplinary slant refreshing.

It would be an excellent addition to any university/hospital library, and I would recommend it to any specialist nurse or research nurse focusing on atypical dementia in their clinical role.


Reviewed by Kathryn Louise Walker, clinical research nurse at Newcastle NIHR Clinical Ageing Research Unit

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