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Understanding brain aging and dementia : a life course approach

Author: Lawrence J Whalley
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2015]
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The life course method compares an individual's long-life and late-life behaviors to gauge one's mental decay. Arguing the life course approach is the best and simplest model for tracking mental development, Lawrence J. Whalley unlocks the mysteries of brain functionality, illuminating the processes that affect the brain during aging, the causes behind these changes, and effective coping strategies. Whalley  Read more...
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Whalley, Lawrence J.
Understanding brain aging and dementia.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014036252
(OCoLC)890851066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Whalley
ISBN: 9780231536370 0231536372 0231163827 9780231163828 0231163835 9780231163835
OCLC Number: 911958256
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 403 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The life course approach --
The well-connected brain --
Evolution, aging, and dementia --
The aging brain --
The biology of the dementias --
The disconnected mind --
Emotional aging --
Dementia syndromes --
Dementia risk reduction, 1: concepts, reserve and early life opportunities --
Dementia risk reduction, 2: midlife opportunities to delay dementia onset --
Dementia risk reduction, 3: multidomain approaches.
Responsibility: Lawrence J. Whalley.
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A major new synthesis of the science behind dementia, identifying the genetic factors that contribute to the pace of aging and showing how behaviors starting in childhood can influence how we age.  Read more...

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