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Profiles in Cognitive Aging

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Texte du rabat After the age of 40, we may notice occasional lapses - a forgotten phone number, a friend's name, or a word that wa... Lire la suite
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After the age of 40, we may notice occasional lapses - a forgotten phone number, a friend's name, or a word that was right on the tip of our tongue. By 60, we may find ourselves wondering who called this morning, why we came into the kitchen, where we parked the car. In an aging nation, where one citizen in seven will be 65 when the next century arrives, these little difficulties raise a larger question: what precisely happens to our thinking as we grow older? What is normal, what is not, and how are we to know the signs? Douglas Powell offers a comprehensive account of cognitive aging of how our mental functions change as we mature. Defining patterns of normal decline, as well as severe forms of cognitive impairment, this book will help us understand and address the needs of an aging population. Powell integrates the latest literature on aging with the findings of his recent study of 1,000 physicians and 600 other subjects ranging in age from 25 to 92. His work reveals patterns of cognitive aging throughout the life cycle, particularly the way in which variability among individuals outpaces the decline of overall ability. Tackling an issue of growing interest in the field of gerontology, he notes the effect of certain factors such as gender, diet, health, and physical and mental exercise on changes in cognitive functioning over time. Along with the criteria for mild cognitive impairment and normal cognitive aging, this book addresses the question of optimal cognitive aging, identifying its characteristics and searching out their implications for the maintenance of intellectual abilities in the post-retirement years.



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Along with the criteria for mild cognitive impairment and normal cognitive ageing, this text addresses the question of optimal cognitive ageing, identifying its characteristics and searching out their implications for the maintenance of intellectual abilities in the post-retirement years.

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Preface 1. Introduction: Understanding Cognitive Aging 2. MicroCog and the Volunteers 3. Psychometric Properties of MicroCog 4. Cognitive Changes over the Life Span 5. Other Influences on Cognitive Aging 6. The Effects of Gender and Education 7. Mild Cognitive Impairment 8. Normal Cognitive Aging 9. Optimal Cognitive Aging 10. Findings and Conclusions Notes Name Index Subject Index

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Titre: Profiles in Cognitive Aging
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Code EAN: 9780674713314
ISBN: 978-0-674-71331-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Harvard University Press
Genre: Psychologie
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 535g
Taille: H235mm x B156mm
Année: 1994