Cognitive Aging : A Primer

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-01
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres
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As our society ages, the topic of cognitive aging is becoming increasingly important. This volume provides an accessible overview of how the cognitive system changes as a function of normal aging. Building on the successful first edition, this volume provide an even more comprehensive coverage of the major issues affecting memory, attention, language, speech and other aspects of cognitive functioning. The essential chapters from the first edition have been thoroughly revised and updated and new chapters have been introduced which draw in neuroscience studies and more applied topics. In addition, contributors were encouraged to ensure their chapters are accessible to students studying the topic for the first time. This therefore makes the volume appealing as a textbook on senior undergraduate and graduate courses.

Table of Contents

Overview: Neuropsychology and Aging
Major Classes of Age-Related Cognitive Disorders
Mild Cognitive Disorders: Age-Associated Memory Impairment and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Late-Life Depression
Late-Life Psychoses
Alzheimer's Diseas
Vascular Dementia
Parkinson's Disease and Diffuse Lewy-Body Dementia
Frontotemporal Dementia and Variant
Degenerative Basal Ganglia Dementias
Delirium and Confusional States due to Medical Conditions and Medications
Summary and Future
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