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Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly

1st Edition

Edited by Jose Leon-Carrion, Margaret Giannini

CRC Press

488 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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


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


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


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


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.


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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General