Behavioral Neurology in the Elderly

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849320668
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/27/2001
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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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