Challenges in Ageing

Challenges in Ageing

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Intended for cell and molecular biologists interested in the ageing process, gerontologists, psychologists and psychiatrists, this book discusses such topics as age-associated memory-impairment, the position of the old in tribal societies, and other associated conditions.
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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 150 x 159 x 21mm | 599g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 59ill.
  • 0120901633
  • 9780120901630

Table of contents

Welcome address, M. Link; ageing in the nineties and beyond - what is necessary in research and practice?, M. Bergener et al; opening address, B. Roos. Part 1 Human competence - changes under normal and pathological conditions: ageing and speed of behaviour - its scientific and practical significance, J.E. Birren et al; the positions of old in tribal society, L. Rosemayr; age-associated memory impairment - conceptual background and treatment, J.A. Yesavage; epidemiological aspects of the mental disorders of old age, J.R.M. Copeland; biological markers in dementia disorders, C.G. Gottfires; summary, M. Bergener. Part 2 Regulatory factors of cell function during ageing: neurohumoral mechanisms of aging, V.V. Frolkis; neuroendocrine factors in aging processes, A.V. Everitt; loss of agonist-receptor efficacy in senescence - possible decrements in second messenger function and calcium mobilization, G.S. Roth and J.A. Joseph; morpho-functional changes of synaptic terminals in physiological ageing and Alzheimer's disease, C. Bertoni-Freddari et al; summary, M. Ermini. Part 3 Chronic illness in the elderly - clinical strategies: ageing and the bladder, J.C. Brocklehurst; hypertension in the elderly - How innocent a bystander?, F.H. Messerli; the measurement paradox of disability and its implications for gerontology, M.H. Liang; the role of calcium in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, H. Orimo, Y. Ouchi; prediction and prevention of osteoporosis, B.E.C. Nordin and A.G. Need; the compression of morbidity - progress and control, J.F. Fries; summary, H.B. Stahelin; general conclusions, D. Danon.
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