Non-amnestic dementias: Special considerations for clinicians and caregivers

Sandra Weintraub, Lissa Robins Kapust

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Memory disorders are only one aspect of degenerative dementia. When the dementia instead is characterized by prominent impairments of judgment, insight, reasoning and social graces, this provides a challenge not only for differential diagnosis, but also for management. Two case studies illustrate the special issues facing a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and the caregivers who are involved with patients with non-amnestic dementias. The unique situation of the patient with presenile dementia is considered and broader questions of public policy are raised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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