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Title Vision in Alzheimer's disease / volume editors, Alice Cronin-Golomb, Patrick R. Hof
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xii, 331 pages) : illustrations
Series Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology, 0074-1132 ; v. 34
Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology ; v. 34. 0074-1132
Contents Introduction / A. Cronin-Golomb, P.R. Hof -- Anterior visual system and circadian function with reference to Alzheimer's disease / D. Valenti -- Neuropathological changes in visuospatial systems in Alzheimer's disease -- A. von Gunten, P. Giannakopoulos, C. Bouras, P.R. Hof -- Functional imaging in healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease / N.D. Anderson, C.L. Grady -- Heterogeneity of visual presentation in Alzheimer's disease / A. Cronin-Golomb -- Posterior cortical atrophy: a visual variant of Alzheimer's disease / M.F. Mendez -- Visual hallucinations in Alzheimer's disease / S. Holroyd -- Similarities of visual deficits in Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome / F.J. Rocco -- Visuospatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease: impaired spatiotemporal integration in visual information process / C.J. Duffy, L. Cushman, V. Kavcic -- Magnocellular deficit hypothesis in Alzheimer's disease / G.C. Gilmore, S.R. Morrison, K.E. Groth -- Perceptual organization in Alzheimer's disease / D.D. Kurylo -- From segmentation to imagination: testing the integrity of the ventral visual processing pathway in Alzheimer's disease / L.J. Tippett -- Reading and visual processing in Alzheimer's disease / G. Glosser, M. Grossman -- Visual attention and visual short-term memory in Alzheimer's disease / S.P. Vecera, M. Rizzo -- Visual attention, genetics and Alzheimer's disease / R. Parasuraman, P. Greenwood -- Closing the window of spatial attention: effects on navigational cue use in Alzheimer's disease / M. Mapstone -- Improved performance on activities of daily living in Alzheimer's disease: practical applications of vision research / T. Dunne -- Author index -- Subject index
Summary Visual dysfunction is prevalent in Alzheimer's disease and in related disorders such as posterior cortical atrophy and Down syndrome. The neuropathology of these disorders affects brain areas that process low-level vision as well as higher-order cognition and attention. This volume spans the range of topics on vision, from structure (retinal and cortical) to function (cortical activation) to behavior (perception, cognition, attention, hallucinations, and everyday activities). The chapters together indicate that lower-level visual deficits can contribute to, or masquerade as, higher-order cognitive impairments. As important, they suggest that vision-based interventions may improve patients' lives. An emerging theme is that the study of variations in visual-system pathology, behavior, and genetic risk will likely provide insights into typical Alzheimer's disease as well as related conditions. The visual disorders of Alzheimer's original case and its cousins of the 21st century have much to teach us about the changing visual system in aging and age-related neurodegenerative disease. This book is essential reading for neurologists, neuropsychologists, ophthalmologists and optometrists, geriatricians and gerontologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and other health professionals who provide diagnosis and clinical care to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Vision disorders in old age.
Geriatric ophthalmology.
Alzheimer's disease -- Complications
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Health and hygiene
Older people.
Vision Disorders -- physiopathology
Aged, 80 and over
Alzheimer Disease -- complications
Vision, Ocular -- physiology
MEDICAL -- Geriatrics.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Gerontology.
Vision disorders in old age.
Geriatric ophthalmology.
Alzheimer's disease -- Complications.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Health and hygiene.
Vision Disorders -- physiopathology.
Alzheimer Disease -- complications.
Vision -- Physiology.
Older people.
Geriatric ophthalmology.
Vision disorders in old age.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Cronin-Golomb, Alice
Hof, Patrick R
ISBN 1417564954