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The Neuropsychology of Aging

ISBN: 978-1-55786-455-0
372 pages
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Introduction and Overview:.

1. Neuropsychological Approaches to Processes of Aging.

2. Neuropsychological Assessment in Adulthood and Aging.

3. Methods of Assessing the Aging Brain.

Part II: Aging and the Nervous System:.

4. Normal Aging in the Peripheral Nervous System.

5. Normal Aging in the Brain.

6. Neuropsychological Brain Aging.

7. Emotion, Aging and Brain Function.

Part III: Human Behaviour: A Neuropsychological Perspective:.

8. Arousal and Sleep.

9. Response Speed and Timing in Behaviour.

10. Intelligence.

11. Learning and Memory.

12. Language and Communication.

13. Executive Function, Attention and Working Memory.

Part IV: The Future:.

14. Prospects on the Neuropsychology of Aging.

References.

Index.
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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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  • Covers scientific and clinical aspects, including methods of assessment and prospects for treatment
  • The first single-author overview of neuropsychological aspects of aging.
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"The book takes on a more important role as being one of the first texts devoted to the neuropsychological processes which underpin the (mostly) decline in human function that accompanies aging. It is an exquisitely and densely packed book which should be recommended on any course, undergraduate or postgraduate, that feels it is germane to either of the title's nouns. Woodruff-Pak's text is an excellent introduction to what may become one of the most important new, emerging fields in human neuropsychology. The literature covered is broad, the writing fluent and the organization of material is well-executed." G. Neil Martin, Middlesex University
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