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Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly
     

Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly

by Jose Leon-Carrion
 

Beginning with a historical view of aging and healthy living, this pra ctical and informative book describes the most important neurobehavior al issues such as information processing, motor function, language and communication. It also provides essential information on neurobehavio ral disorders such as depression, sleep disorders, epilepsy, apraxia, dementia and

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

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a multiauthored collection of 21 reviews covering major aspects of geriatric behavioral neurology.
Purpose: The editors have sought to collect in a single book critical information on the behavioral neurology of the elderly. The material is presented largely in an overview or introductory level that is suitable for new entrants into the field.
Audience: This book is aimed at neurologists, neurospsychologists, geriatricians, and psychiatrists who care for the elderly with neuropsychiatric conditons. The emphasis is clearly on cognitive rather than psychiatric disorders, although both are covered.
Features: This well-written book has a clearly European flavor as many of the contributing authors are from Spain. The remainder are from the United States, Italy, and Colombia. Early chapters in the book cover geriatrics and gerontology as well as the epidemiology and neuroanatomy of aging. The middle third of book reviews cognitive disorders in the elderly and their diagnosis and assessment. The final third of the book deals with management and assessment.
Assessment: 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. American readers will find the chapters on treatment less helpful as they reflect European approaches to treatment that are unfamiliar or inconsistent with American approaches.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849320668
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2001
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.28(d)

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