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Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly




ISBN 9780849320668
Published June 27, 2001 by CRC Press
488 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

It is important to understand the relationship between the brain, cognition and behavior when providing care to the elderly. Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly provides a comprehensive overview of this significant relationship, one of the most important topics concerning medical and behavioral gerontology today. It provides insight into how the aging brain affects memory and language, as well as motor, emotional, and executive functioning.

Beginning with a historical view of aging and healthy living, this practical and informative book describes the most important neurobehavioral issues such as information processing, motor function, language and communication. It also provides essential information on neurobehavioral disorders such as depression, sleep disorders, epilepsy, apraxia, dementia and stroke. Furthermore, it offers an ultimate guide to medical and neuropsychological geriatric assessment and evaluation. A resource for all professionals working with elderly people, Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly points out new directions in research methods for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fundamentals
The psychology of aging: an historical perspective,
Helio Carpintero.
Gerontology as a specialty medicine, Robert Butler
Neurobehavioral Epidemiology of aging, Eliana
Quintero, José León-Carrión, and Margaret
Giannini
Neuroanatomy of Functional Aging, , José
León-Carrión, Manuel Murga, Hector
Salgado, and Rosario Dominguez-Morales
Cognition and Behavior in the Elderly
Information Processing in the Elderly, Linas
Bieliskaus
Memory and executive dysfunction in the elderly:
the role of the frontal lobes, Ingrid C.
Friesen and Catherine Mateer
Motor functions and praxis in the Elderly, Maria
Jesus Mozaz
Normal and pathological language in the Elderly,
José Manuel Rodriguez-Santos and Jarier
García-Orza
Emotional disorders in the neurologically
deteriorating older adult, Ines Monguio
Aging, sleep, and neuropsychological functioning
outcomes, María José Ramos Platón and
A. Beneto Pascual
Neurobehavioral Assessment
Neuropsychological Assessment in the elderly,
José León-Carrión
Minimal Cognitive Impairment, Luiz
Fornazzari
Evaluation of intervention programs for the elderly:
enhancing validity, Salvador Chacón
Moscoso, José Antonio Pérez Gil, and
Fransisco Pablo Holgado Tello
Advances in Treatment
Neuropharmacology for older adults, José León-
Carrión, Rosario Dominguez-Morales, and
Manuel Murga Sierra
Dementia in primary care, Luis Iriarte Garcia, A.
Castella, and D. Torrecillas
Neurobehavioral syndromes in patients with
cerebrovascular pathology, Maria Dolores
Jiménez, A. Cuartero, and J. Moreno
Treating Depression in the Elderly, José .M.
Gonzales-Infantes
Advances in the prevention and treatment of age-
related organic memory disorders, José
León-Carrión, Rosario Dominguez Nirakes,
and José Manuel Barroso y Martin
Anticonvulsant drugs and cognitive functions in
elderly patients with epilepsy, Francesco
Monaco and C. Comi
Advances in the treatment of inflammatory
diseases: multiple sclerosis, Jack Burks
Vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and herbal
supplements: facts and fictions, Victor
Herbert

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Editor(s)

Biography

Leon-Carrion\, Jose; Giannini\, Margaret

Reviews

"This book is clear and well-written. It provides an excellent introduction to the epidemiology, nature, description, and assessment of cognitive disorders in the elderly including disorders of memory, language, sleep, motor function, and emotional function."
- Daniel B. Hier, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine