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Neurocognitive disorders in aging

Author: Daniel Kempler
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2005.
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Offers an excellent introduction to the common disorders that cause cognitive and related behavioral impairments in older people, and prepares readers to readily identify abnormal behavior and make inferences about the underlying pathology, likely diagnoses, and possible treatment of those disorders. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the links between brain dysfunction, cognitive impairment, diagnosis, and  Read more...
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Kempler, Daniel.
Neurocognitive disorders in aging.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2005
(OCoLC)629033488
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kempler
ISBN: 0761921621 9780761921622 076192163X 9780761921639
OCLC Number: 54816905
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: How do younger and older patients differ? --
Brain basics --
sTroke and other focal neurological disorders / Aphasia: disorders of language --
Alexia and agrphia: disorders of written language --
Pragmatic communication deficitis: disorders of prosody, discourse, and nonliteral language / Visuospatial deficits / Agnosia: disorders or recogntiion --
Problem-solving deficits / Amnesia: disturbances of memory / Dementia --
Delirium and depression --
Movement disorders / Successful cognitive and physical aging / Melissa Tabbarah and Teresa E. Seeman.
Responsibility: Daniel Kempler.
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Offers an excellent introduction to the common disorders that cause cognitive and related behavioral impairments in older people, and prepares readers to readily identify abnormal behavior and make inferences about the underlying pathology, likely diagnoses, and possible treatment of those disorders. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the links between brain dysfunction, cognitive impairment, diagnosis, and treatment.

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