The incidence of stroke increases with age and with the increase in the life expectancy, the older people will contribute to a large portion of those afflicted with stroke. Stroke and Stroke related disorders in the Elderly begins with a historical review of stroke and its management followed by an overview of the anatomy and functions of the brain. Detailed knowledge of which is mandatory and essential for the proper understanding of what happens to a patient with a stroke and for interpretation of xray images of the brain. It then considers the pathophysiology as our knowledge of neuronal death continues to evolve. Clinical manifestations, the evaluation and management are then dealt with in full. Stroke- related disorders such as transient ischaemic attack and carotid artery disease are included. The book also provides essential information on poststroke neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioural disorders and poststroke complications such as cognitive impairment, falls, seizures, urinary incontinence and central stroke pain that may hinder or delay stroke recovery.
Many sections follow a common pattern with headings and subheadings. The text offers the primary care physician, junior hospital doctors, medical undergaduates and specialist nurses a systematic approach to stroke in the elderly. The intent also is to provide extreme information where interest demands in those areas, extending the aims and scope of the book to pathology and pharmacology and beyond.
Contributes to the understanding of the pathophysiology of stroke
Presents an insight into the clinical manifestations and their evaluation and management
Describes the neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioural consequences of stroke