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Nurturing the older brain and mind

Author: Pamela M Greenwood; R Parasuraman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors show that scientific research does not support the notion of the inexorable and progressive effects of cognitive aging in all older adults. They report that many adults maintain a high level of cognitive function into old age and that certain lifestyle factors contribute to the preservation of cognitive abilities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greenwood, Pamela M., 1947-
Nurturing the older brain and mind.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011030565
(OCoLC)743275874
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela M Greenwood; R Parasuraman
ISBN: 9780262301336 0262301334 1280499060 9781280499067
OCLC Number: 776204613
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Global aging and cognitive functioning --
Cognitive aging : neither universal nor inevitable --
Brain aging and its relation to cognitive aging --
Ameliorating cognitive aging : a neurocognitive framework --
Cognitive challenge in youth --
Physical exercise --
Diet and nutrition --
Estrogen and other cognition-enhancing drugs --
Learning, cognitive training, and cognitive stimulation --
Combined effects of interventions and preventative actions --
Modifying the environment at work and at home --
Nurture via nature : genetics, environment, and cognition --
What can and what should be done to support cognitive vitality in older adults?
Responsibility: Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman.

Abstract:

The authors show that scientific research does not support the notion of the inexorable and progressive effects of cognitive aging in all older adults. They report that many adults maintain a high level of cognitive function into old age and that certain lifestyle factors contribute to the preservation of cognitive abilities.

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