The book begins with an overview of the topic, and reviews neuropsychological, neurobiological, and neuroanatomical assessment of the elderly. The author goes on to discuss aging in the nervous system, including neuropathological brain aging in diseases such as Alzheimer′s disease and Parkinson′s disease. The final section provides neuropsychological perspectives on cognition functions such as attention, learning and memory, and language and communication. The book concludes with a discussion of interventions into neuropsychological processes, and future directions in the field.
List of Tables.
Part I: Introduction and Overview:.
1. Neuropsychological Approaches to Processes of Aging.
2. Neuropsychological Assessment in Adulthood and Aging.
3. Methods of Assessing the Aging Brain.
Part II: Aging and the Nervous System:.
4. Normal Aging in the Peripheral Nervous System.
5. Normal Aging in the Brain.
6. Neuropsychological Brain Aging.
7. Emotion, Aging and Brain Function.
Part III: Human Behaviour: A Neuropsychological Perspective:.
8. Arousal and Sleep.
9. Response Speed and Timing in Behaviour.
11. Learning and Memory.
12. Language and Communication.
13. Executive Function, Attention and Working Memory.
Part IV: The Future:.
14. Prospects on the Neuropsychology of Aging.