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Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Causes, Processes and Effects
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Editors: Quentin Gariépy and Raphaël Ménard
Book Description:
Aging is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time. Aging in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of aging grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Research shows that even late in life potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development.
Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions. More people are reaching older age today than ever before and the incidence of dementia is thus expected to rise. It is important to investigate the possible prevention of dementia and cognitive decline. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field of study and related topics such as cardiovascular disease and cognitive function, physical exercise and cognitive function in the elderly, the dementia diagnosis, the role of MRI in Alzheimer's disease, estrogen decline effects on the mental health of aging women and the relationship between dementia and depression.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter I. Major Types of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cognitive Function: A Review of Patient and Population-Based Investigations, pp.1-46
(Snorri Bjorn Rafnsson, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Chapter II. OXYS Rats: A Prospective Model for Evaluation of Antioxidant Availability in Prevention and Therapy of Accelerated Aging and Age-Related Cognitive Decline, pp. 47-82
(Kolosova, N.G., Stefanova, N.A., Sergeeva, S.V., Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia)

Chapter III. Adult Age Differences in Working Memory: Two Complex Memory Span Experiments, pp. 83-108
(Cora Titz, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Center for Education and Development, Frankfurt, Germany)

Chapter IV. The Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Function in the Elderly: A Review, pp. 109-150
(Angela Clifford , Stephan Bandelow, Eef Hogervorst, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)

Chapter V. A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed as a Measure of Normal Aging and Aging with Dementia, pp. 151-180
(Elisabeth H. Wiig, Niels Peter Nielsen, Elisabet Londos, Lennart Minthon, Department of Communication Disorders, Boston University, Boston Knowledge Research Institute, Inc., Boston, MA, and others)

Chapter VI. The Microvascular Frontal-Subcortical Geriatric Syndrome: A New Conceptual Framework for Cognitive Aging, pp. 181-208
(Paulo F. Formighieri, Jarbas S. Roriz-Filho, Idiane Rosset Cruz, Matheus Roriz-Cruz, Department of Geriatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo-RP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter VII. Alteration of D-Serine-Dependent Pathway is a Prominent Determinant of Cognitive Aging, pp. 209-236
(Billard, J-M., Potier B., Turpin, F.R., Sinet, P-M., Rouaud, E., Junjaud, G., Mothet, J-P., Poindessous-Jazat, F., Videau, C., Epelbaum, J., Dutar P., Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France, and others)

Chapter VIII. Chapter XX Improving the Specificity of the Dementia Diagnoses, pp. 237-260
(Amina Yesufu, Stephan Bandelow, Eef Hogervorst, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom)

Chapter IX. Age-Related Changes in Visual Search Mechanisms: A Perspective from Cognitive Neuroscience, pp. 261-284
(Laura Lorenzo-López, Elena Amenedo, Fernando Cadaveira, Fernando Maestú, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, and others)

Chapter X. Changing Concepts of Alzheimer’s Disease: Roles of MRI, pp. 285-304
(Marie Cécile, Henry Feugeas, Department of Radiology, Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, Paris, France)

Chapter XI. Does Altered Omega-3 Fatty Acid Metabolism Contribute to Cognitive Aging?, pp. 305-322
(Mélanie Plourde, Research Center on Aging, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)

Chapter XII. Effects of Estrogen Decline of Aging on the Mental Health of Women, pp. 323-346
(Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, The Procter & Gamble Company, Feminine Care Innovative Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

Chapter XIII. Interactions between Dementia and Depression: Causes, Consequences, and Common Mechanisms, pp. 347-366
(Analuiza Camozzato, Jarbas S. Roriz-Filho, Idiane Rosset Cruz, Márcia L F Chaves, Matheus Roriz-Cruz, Federal University of Health Sciences of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, and others)

Chapter XIV. Mechanisms of Brain Aging Regulation by Insulin: Implications for Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Disorders, pp. 367-386
(Artur F. Schuh, Jonas A. Saute, Carlos R Rieder, Márcia Chaves, Matheus Roriz-Cruz, Department of Neurology, Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil)

Chapter XV. Neuropsychological Aspects of Cognitive Aging, pp. 387-402
(Leticia M. K. Forster, Renata Kochhann, Márcia L. Chaves, Matheus Roriz-Cruz, Department of Neurology, Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil)

Chapter XVI. Towards a New Account of Cognitive Aging: The Cognitive-Emotional Trade-Off in Working Memory, pp. 403-418
(Nicola Mammarella, Beth Fairfield, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti and Online University, Chieti, Italy)

Chapter XVII. Relationship between Physical Activity and Age on the Main Categories of Cognitive Processes, pp. 419-432
(Alexandra Perrot, Pauline Maillot, Francis Langlois, Jean Bertsch, Université Paris-Sud Orsay, France, and others)

Chapter XVIII. Cognitive Aging: A Neurorehabilitation Perspective, pp. 433-442
(Elisabetta Farina, Francesca Baglio, U.O. di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Fondazione Don Gnocchi ONLUS, Milano, Italy, and others)

Index

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: pp.472
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-028-2
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