American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias®

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias®

2014 Impact Factor: 1.627
2014 Ranking: 136/192 in Clinical Neurology | 35/50 in Geriatrics & Gerontology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Carol F. Lippa, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, USA

eISSN: 19382731| ISSN: 15333175|Current volume: 30|Current issue: 8 Frequency: 8 Times/Year
Clinically oriented advances for those on the frontlines of dementia care

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias® (AJADD) is for and by professionals on the frontlines of Alzheimer's care, dementia, and clinical depression--especially physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, healthcare administrators, and other related healthcare specialists who deal with patients having dementias and families everyday. In every issue, you will find down-to-earth clinical information on

  • Practical medical, psychiatric, and nursing issues such as assessment and management of problem behaviors, communication difficulties, dealing with delusions and other psychotic features, apathy, effects of physical activity, integrated treatment approaches, new and changing pharmacotherapies, orientation behaviors, and hospice use. AJADD also includes information on management of concurrent medical issues in the patient with dementia.
  • New and forthcoming diagnostic tools such as computerized testing for mild cognitive impairment and other aspects of cognitive testing, as well as high technology resources for sophisticated disease characterization. AJADD also provides information on the clinical features and management of non-Alzheimer's dementias.
  • Psychosocial issues such as dealing with staff caregivers' distress, improving caregivers' communication skills, helping patients and families to deal with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and patients' perceptions and preferences.
  • Practice-oriented clinical research from the frontiers of neurology and genetics, including sleep-wake states, targeting glutamate excitotoxicity, cholesterol and apolipoprotein E, and other aspects of the underlying biology that causes the symptoms of dementia. AJADD also reports on the latest clinical trials that focus on medications for the symptoms of dementia and the disease process.
  • Administrative and legal issues such as coding, consumer evaluation of adult day-care services, cost-effectiveness of special care units, dangerous wandering, end-stage dementia, informed consent, Medicare coverage for cognitively impaired residents, supervision of high-risk fall dementia patients, and vulnerable populations and avoidable hospitalizations.

By 2025, it is estimated that there will be about 34 million people in the world with some form of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. To stay ahead of the latest research, clinical practices and procedures, and administrative issues, subscribe to American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias® today!

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias® offers physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, nursing home and assisted living administrators, and other healthcare professionals who deal with patients with dementias and their families everyday, a multi-disciplinary international forum for original research, case studies, and media reviews on behavior management, brain research, caregiving, communication strategies, evaluation, heredity, long-term care, memory loss, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial issues, recreation and activity therapy, restraint-free care, special care units, and symptom management.

Carol F. Lippa, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, USA
Managing Editor
Editorial Board Members
Norman Abeles, PhD Michigan State University, USA
Carmela Abraham, Phd Boston University - School of Medicine
Sally Albrecht, MS President, Activities and Interventions in Dementia, Inc. (AID)
Donna L. Algase, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Director, Center on Frail and Vulnerable Elders
Gjumrakch Aliev, MD, PhD Atlanta, GA
Myra Aud Assistant Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri--Columbia
Francois Boller, MD, PhD INSERM, France
Amy Renee Borenstein, PhD, MPH Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Heiko Braak, MD Department of Anatomy
John C. S. Breitner, MD. MPH Professor and Head, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Linda Buettner, PhD Co-Director, Southwest Florida Center for Positive Aging
Maria Theresa Caserta, PhD, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Adult Residency Training
Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, PhD The University of Hong Kong
Neelima B. Chauhan, PhD University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Yuzhi Chen, PhD Assistant Professor, Geriatrics
Bruce Alexander Citron, PhD Molecular Medicine, Bay Pines VA
Malka Cohen-Armon, DSc Assistant Prof., Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Tel-Aviv University
John James Cotter, PhD Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Jose Ramon Criado, PhD Clark Fellow in Neurophysiology, Adjunt Assistant Prof., Dept. of Neuropharmacology
Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD Prof. of Neurology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Neal E. Cutler, PhD Prof. of Financial Gerontology
Stephen J. Cutler, PhD University of Vermont
Peter Davies, PhD IFREMER, France
John Disterhoft, MD Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and Psychology
Jon Dobson, PhD Prof. of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
David A. Drachman, MD Prof. and Chair, Dept. of Neurology
Tomasz Dziedzic, PhD, MD Assistant in Dept. of Neurology
Piet Eikelenboom, MD Professor of Neuropsychiatry
Carl Eisdorfer, PhD, MD Prof. and Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN Chair in Health and the Aging Process, College of Nursing
Lindsey A. Farrer, PhD Professor of Neurology and Public Health, Chief of Genetics Unit
F. Richard Ferraro, PhD University of North Dakota
Maria E. Figueiredo-Pereira, PhD Associate Prof., Dept. of Biological Sciences
Alan Foldi V.M.D, Ph.D. PreProf., Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics (Nova Scotia)
Pierluigi Gambetti, MD Institute of Pathology
Cheng-Xin Gong, MD, MS Head, Laboratory of Brain Metabolism
Iliana Gozes, PhD Prof. of Clinical Biochemistry (Tel Aviv University)
Steven Greenberg, MD, PhD Neurologist
Xianlin Han, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS Stanford University, USA
Kenneth W. Hepburn, PhD Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Bradley T. Hyman, MD, PhD Department of Neurology
Shannon E. Jarrott, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. Human Development
Joanne Koenig-Coste, M.Ed Alzheimer Consultant
Christine R. Kovach, PhD, RN Associate Professor
Daniel Kuhn, MSW Education Director
Mary Lucero President, Geriatric Resources, Inc.
Colin L. Masters, MD Prof. and Head, Dept. of Pathology
Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Patrizia Mecocci, MD, PhD Associate Prof.
Rita Moretti Dept of Clinical Medicine and Neurology
Judith R. O'Jile, PhD Assistant Professor and Director, Neuropsychology Lab., Division of Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Paul Raia, PhD Director of Patient Care and Family Support
Stephen A. Rappaport, MD  
Barry Reisberg, MD Clinical Director, Aging and Dementia Research Center
Gerard Schellenberg, PhD Associate Director of Research
Dennis J. Selkoe, MD Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Rebecca Sleeper, Pharm D Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Geriatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy
Joan Swearer, MD Department of Neurology
John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Ian Trounce, PhD Collie Senior Research Fellow
Magda Tsolaki, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology
Holly A. Tuokko, PhD, Rpsych Professor, Center on Aging
Christine Van Broeckhoven, MD University of Antwerp, Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases Group, Department of Molecular Genetics
Bengt Winblad, MD, PhD Professor, Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience and Family Medicine, Huddinge Hospital
Jeremy Brenton Yorgason, PhD Prof, Gerentology Ctr, Health and Human Development
Steve Zarit, PhD The Pennsylvania State University
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