The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain

by Lawrence Whalley


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How the brain ages—and why—and what we can do to forestall mental deterioration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231120258
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/03/2003
Series: Maps of the Mind
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

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