The Neuropsychology of Aging

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Wiley, Dec 8, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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The Neuropsychology of Aging is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to what is currently known about the impact of aging on brain function. This book reviews both the current state-of-the art knowledge on cognition and aging and its neurobiological substrates, and methods for assessment and prospects for treatment.

The book begins with an overview of the topic, and reviews neuropsychological, neurobiological, and neuroanatomical assessment of the elderly. The author goes on to discuss aging in the nervous system, including neuropathological brain aging in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The final section provides neuropsychological perspectives on cognition functions such as attention, learning and memory, and language and communication. The book concludes with a discussion of interventions into neuropsychological processes, and future directions in the field.

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The author is Professor of Psychology at Temple University and Director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

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