Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging
AUTHOR: Kempler, Daniel
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Also available at Amazon.com
Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging offers an excellent introduction to the common disorders that cause cognitive and related behavioral impairments in older people. The book prepares readers to readily identify abnormal behavior and make inferences about the underlying pathology, likely diagnoses, and possible treatment of those disorders. Throughout the book, author Daniel Kempler emphasizes the links between brain dysfunction, cognitive impairment, diagnosis, and treatment.
Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging begins with an introduction to the basic concepts necessary to understand symptoms and diseases of aging including basic neuroanatomy, the pathophysiology underlying focal brain damage, and the differences between younger and older adults that affect clinical evaluations and treatments. The book then moves on to examine specific cognitive and behavioral disorders such as those that occur after an injury to a localized region of the brain, issues of memory loss, and several common movement disorders associated with aging. The examination of each disorder looks at areas of normal function, changes in healthy aging, and common behavioral systems of the disease, and is followed by diagnostic and treatment issues.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/20/2004
CATEGORY: Medical, Psychology