How the brain agesand whyand what we can do to forestall mental deterioration.
About the Author
Lawrence Whalley is professor of mental health at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He works on the molecular biology of aging, in particular dementia in Alzheimer's disease.
Table of Contents
1. What is ageing? Ageing and the healthy brain
2. The brain formerly known as you: Physical changes in the ageing brain
3. Any cook could run the country: Social and psychological aspects of ageing
4. Empty sieves and broken looms: How mental ability changes with age
5. Keeping your nerve: Ageing, stress and the brain
6. Tired of living and scared of dying: Coping with ageing
7. When blood stops: Brain blood flow, stroke and ageing
8. Thieves in the night: Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
9. The dementia detectives: Research on the causes of dementia
10. Empires of the future: Better brain ageing