Dementia and Normal Aging

Dementia and Normal Aging

In this book, experts and pioneers in the fields of aging and dementia make an important contribution to the understanding of dementia by reappraising the latest research in the light of the continuum model.

Author: Felicia A. Huppert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521413931

Category: Medical

Page: 596

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Age has been identified as the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and is also strongly associated with vascular dementia. With this relationship in mind, this book looks upon the challenge of dementia as establishing its true relationship with normal aging. The traditional disease model of dementia may have obscured important clues about many underlying causes and features of dementia. In this book, experts and pioneers in the fields of aging and dementia make an important contribution to the understanding of dementia by reappraising the latest research in the light of the continuum model. Evidence for and against numerous models of dementia are discussed with particular relevance to the relationship between Alzheimer's and normal aging. Ranging from molecular genetics and fundamental neurobiology to issues of diagnosis and the provision of services, this is a challenging work in its breadth and level of argument, which has far reaching implications for the study of dementia, and indeed of the mind itself. As a review of current thinking and research it will serve as an essential text for clinicians and scientific investigators.
Categories: Medical

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

This Second Edition of the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia offers a wealth of expert knowledge and hands-on guidance for neuropsychologists, gerontologists, social workers, and clinicians, whether novices studying for ...

Author: Lisa D. Ravdin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319934976

Category: Psychology

Page: 763

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This comprehensive update offers practical advice for professionals working in neuropsychology with older adults. Focusing on fundamentals, common issues, special considerations, and late-life cognitive disorders, respected names in this critical specialty address a wide range of presenting problems and assessment, diagnostic, and treatment concerns. Th roughout, coverage pays keen attention to detail, bringing real-world nuance to large-scale concepts and breaking down complex processes into digestible steps. And like its predecessor, the new Handbook features recommendations for test batteries and ends each chapter by extracting its “clinical pearls.” A sampling of the topics covered: • Assessment of depression and anxiety in older adults. • The assessment of change: serial assessments in dementia evaluations. • Elder abuse identifi cation in older adults. • Clinical assessment of postoperative cognitive decline. • Cognitive training and rehabilitation in aging and dementia. • Diff erentiating mild cognitive impairment and cognitive changes of normal aging. • Evaluating cognition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This Second Edition of the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia offers a wealth of expert knowledge and hands-on guidance for neuropsychologists, gerontologists, social workers, and other clinicians interested in aging. Th is can be a valuable reference for those studying for board certifi cation in neuropsychology as well as a resource for veteran practitioners brushing up on key concepts in neuropsychology of age related disorders.
Categories: Psychology

Dementia Aging and Intellectual Disabilities

Dementia  Aging  and Intellectual Disabilities

This text assembles together advances in knowledge about dementia, Alzheimers disease and related disorders as they affect persons with intellectual disabilities.

Author: Matthew P. Janicki

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0876309163

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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This text assembles together advances in knowledge about dementia, Alzheimers disease and related disorders as they affect persons with intellectual disabilities. Diagnosis, assessment, treatment, management and care practices are detailed in a practical manner for both students and professionals.
Categories: Medical

Ageing Dementia and the Social Mind

Ageing  Dementia and the Social Mind

This collection addresses the gaps in our sociological knowledge of dementia and provides a forum for the development of new themes and perspectives within the health social sciences.

Author: Paul Higgs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119397991

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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A groundbreaking exploration of the sociology of dementia — with contributions from distinguished international scholars and practitioners. Organised around the four themes of personhood, care, social representations and social differentiation Provides a critical look at dementia and demonstrates how sociology and other disciplines can help us understand its social context as well as the challenges it poses Contributing authors explore the social terrain, responding in part, to Paul Higgs’ and Chris Gilleard’s highly influential work on ageing Breaks new ground in giving specific attention to the social and cultural dimensions of responses to dementia
Categories: Social Science

The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain

Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression ...

Author: Timothy R. MD Jennings

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493409440

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.
Categories: Religion

Understanding the Context of Cognitive Aging

Understanding the Context of Cognitive Aging

This book provides a bi-national portrait of dementia in the rapidly aging Mexican-origin population in Mexico and the United States.

Author: Jacqueline L. Angel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030701192

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This book provides a bi-national portrait of dementia in the rapidly aging Mexican-origin population in Mexico and the United States. It provides a comprehensive overview of critical conceptual and methodological issues in the study of cognitive aging and related mental and physical conditions. The book examines the sources of vulnerability and their consequences for Mexican-origin and for “aging in place”. By providing a combination of new knowledge, empirical evidence, and fresh approaches of dementia support in later life, this book will contribute to moving the field of Mexican-origin aging and health forward. By focusing on the serious challenges in old-age support for older people with dementia and neurocognitive disorders in two different contexts, this book will deepen academics, researchers, students and young investigators understanding of what is necessary to achieve optional care.
Categories: Social Science

Dementia and Aging

Dementia and Aging

"The diversity of thought and opinions represented in this book is its major strength. the contributing authors are... acknowledged experts in their respective fields; the chapters are well written and edited.

Author: Robert H. Binstock

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00872376A

Category: Medical

Page: 210

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"The diversity of thought and opinions represented in this book is its major strength. the contributing authors are... acknowledged experts in their respective fields; the chapters are well written and edited. Each section provides insights into an important aspect of Alzheimer disease... Opposing views on euthanasia and alternative proposals for health care reform are fairly presented. the reader is left with a better understanding of the complex and evolving nature of decision-making required in the care of patients with Alzheimer disease." -- Annals of Internal Medicine "A standard introduction to what Lewis Thomas called 'the disease of the century'... Gerontologists will benefit from reading [this] collection [dealing] with a multifaceted problem from diverse perspectives." -- The Gerontologist
Categories: Medical

Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

See also Grosssectional studies; Longitudinal studies federal, on dementia/aging, 377 future issuesin, 174175,212213, 415421 methodological issues regarding, 170174 Residential care, 364367, 428429 Resources, for information/education, ...

Author: Matthew P. Janicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317823810

Category: Psychology

Page: 777

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Psychology