About this book
- User-friendly, with practical, clinically relevant advice to help clinicians care for the elderly
- Expanded section on dementia, with new information from a rapidly advancing knowledge base
- Revised movement disorders section, reflecting increased understanding of genetics and sleep in movement disorders.
- New topics of pain management and palliative care explore improved specific symptom management of chronic and end-of-life neurological conditions.
Clinical Neurology of Aging, Third Edition continues the tradition of the First (1984) and Second (1994) editions with 60 chapters written by the world's elite clinicians from neurology, geriatrics and research on all aspects of geriatric neurology. Aging does not automatically imply decline. Many older people find joy in their friendships and their willingness to look at the world with a calmer view than they may have had in youth. This clinically focused book is designed to help clinicians help older persons maintain that joy.
Now divided into 9 comprehensive sections, the Third Edition contains subjects ranging from geriatric assessment to pain management and palliative care. Specific sections include: Introduction to Geriatric Neurology; Neurological Assessment in Aging; Cognitive Disorders in Aging; Motor Disorders in Aging; Neuropsychiatric Illness in Aging; Sensory Disturbance in Aging; Peripheral Neurology of Aging; Disease States in Elderly; and Neurological Therapeutics.
With a deft touch, the editors - Drs. Martin Albert and Janice Knoefel - have incorporated the geriatric care perspective and a quality-oriented approach to health care throughout the volume. The result: the definitive reference, useful for all clinicians caring for older people and informative to those who set policies that affect research and clinical practice.
Readership: Neurologists, geriatricians, internists, family practitioners, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation specialists (OT, ST, PT, rehab, neuro rehab), and students in these domains. The book should serve as the standard reference (the "go to" reference) in geriatric neurology for each of these specialties.
"This is an excellent book from start to finish... The chapters on language and how exercise enhances cognition are very forward looking. The intellectual tone is refined and elegant...and always adds to the understanding...You will derive much from using this excellent book."
Martin Albert, MD, PhD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Boston University; and Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, MA., and Edited by Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine & Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Medical School; and New Mexico Veteran's Affairs Hospital, Albuquerque, NM.