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This thorough revision of a well-established text presents essential information on the neurobiology of aging. There are new chapters on competency and ethics, problems of daily living, psychopharmacology, and stability and falls. Written in a accessible style, this book will be invaluable to clinicians and neurologists who treat elderly patients.
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Martin Albert, M.D., is Professor of Neurology at Boston University.
Janice Knoefel, M.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University.
"In the second edition of this book, the editors meet their goal of providing a comprehensive text-reference book on the neurology of aging. It should be received as an informative book based on research, written by clinical scientists who are experts in their fields."--Jeanne Foley, Contemporary Psychology
From reviews of the first edition: "Dr. Albert has orchestrated a magnificent production; he has made us aware of an important need that he then proceeds to fill. This is a landmark book, a must for every physician's bookshelf, a medical bestseller in the making. The list of contributors is a 'who's who' of neurological expertise in aging; the range of subjects is awe-inspiring in its completeness. To make the book even more attractive, the texts are clearly written, the material is current, and the references have been chosen with care and relevance." --Journal of the American Medical Association
"A timely and important text that provides an overview of the recent findings in the clinical and experimental neurosciences....The contributors are established authorities...and the text provides an authoritative handbook of emerging trends in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions in this age group...On balance this text deserves to become and remain a standard handbook for the neurologist and a variety of multidisciplinary staff who work with the growing aged population with neurological disorders....Extremely well organized by the editors....They provide a thorough and systematic topical discussion of issues, methods, and clinical detail in the context of normal aging changes. As such it is the best text of its kind that this reviewer has seen." James A. Moses, Jr., Ph.D., V.A. Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, Book Reviews in the Neurosciences
"This book will become increasingly valuable....The book is best in the clinical areas...[It] provide[s] the clinician with a useful review and resource. Several chapters here will be useful for psychiatrists....The chapter on dementia is also to be commended for its concise style and its clarity." --American Journal of Psychiatry
"It will be most useful as a reference source for finding information about the effects of aging on neurobiological systems, on neurodiagnostic tests, and on certain neurologic disorders." Journal of Gerontology
"An outstanding and nearly comprehensive series of chapters describing clinical and basic aspects of aging phenomena and diseases of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on the human brain. The contributors constitute an excellent selection of established professionals that could hardly be improved upon. Each chapter stands alone and provides necessary background for understanding the topic. Nonetheless, the book has a coherence that is rare in edited volumes....Provides a wealth of information in a concise, accessible form." Contemporary Psychology
From reviews of the second edition: "The outstanding and most useful chapter, which by itself makes the book worthwhile, is the detailed section on the mental status examination of the elderly. This includes guidelines for bedside examination well within the purview of the family physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant....Once again, Drs Albert and Knoefel deserve our thanks and congratulations for having made available this vast amount of information. All physicians except pediatricians have seen and will continue to see an increasing proportion of senior citizens in their practice. This book will make it easier for them to answer questions from these patients and to interpret their clinical and laboratory findings. " --Charles M. Poser, MD, JAMA
"This is a very informative and comprehensive text-reference book on the clinical practice of the neurology of aging... These authors contribute their valuable areas of expertise in the fields of neurologu, psychiatru, neurosurgery, medicine, necrological sciences, psychology, sociology, behavioral sciences, surgery, geriatrics, public health, pediatrics, audiology, ophthalmology, anatomu, neurobiology, pathology, pharmacology, cognitive sciences, preventive medicine, oncology, physical medicine, rehabilitative medicine, epidemiology and the law....Gerontologists, trainees preparing for geriatric certification examinations, and mental health clinicians will find this textbook especially valuable in providing the neurological knowledge needed for the clinical care of the elderly and the aging population of our society." --Hani Rauol Khouzam, MD, MPH, VAMC, Clinical Gerontologist
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195071670
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195071670