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Dementia and normal aging / edited by Felicia A. Huppert, Carol Brayne, Daniel W. O'Connor.

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Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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xiii, 573 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


What is the relationship between dementia and normal aging / F.A. Huppert, C. Brayne -- Development of contemporary views of dementia -- Dementia and aging since the nineteenth century / G.E. Berrios -- History of research into dementia and its relationship to current concepts / W.A. Lishman -- Relationship between dementia and normal aging of the brain / Sir Martin Roth -- Diagnosis of dementia today -- International criteria and differential diagnosis / A.S. Henderson, N. Sartorius -- Mild dementia: a clinical perspective / D.W. O'Connor.
Neurological aspects of dementia and normal aging / J.R. Hodges -- Imaging and dementia / C.E.L. Freer -- Research methodology and population studies -- How common are cognitive impairment and dememtia? An epidemiological viewpoint / C. Brayne -- What are the risk factors for dementia / J.A. Mortimer -- How do risk factors for dementia relate to current theories on mechanisms of aging / T.B.L. Kirkwood -- Method for measuring dementia as a continuum in community surveys / A.F. Jorm -- Behaviour and cognition in dementia and normal aging.
Meaning of dementia to those involved as carers / P.A. Pollitt -- Personality and behavviour in dementia and normal aging / T. Hope -- Memory function in dementia and normal aging: dimension or dichotomy / F.A. Huppert -- Language in dementia and normal aging / D. Kempler, E.M. Zelinski -- Visuospatial dysfunction in dementia and normal aging / J.V. Filoteo [and others] -- Neurobiology of dementia and normal aging -- Dementia and normal aging: neuropathology / M. Esiri -- Cholinergic component of dementia and aging / E.K. Perry [and others].
Molecular characterization of the neurodegenerative changes which distinguish normal aging from Alzheimer's disease / C. Wischik, C. Harrington, E.B. Mukaetova-Ladinska -- Genetic linkage in Alzheimer's disease / S.-J. Richards, C. van Broeckhoven -- Health care and social policy issues -- Health-care policy and planning for dementia: an international perspective / B. Cooper -- Public health implications of a continuum model of dementia / K.-T. Khaw.


Copy 1. Donor: Family of Martin Roth.


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