Prospects in Aging

Prospects in Aging

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The purpose of this book is to illustrate the continuum from the better understanding of molecular function to the acceptance of and planned introduction of this knowledge into the prevention of disabling disease. By including in each section a contribution on the management of the consequences of established disease in old age, the editors have tried to balance the infectious optimism engendered by the advances in biological knowledge with the practical problems of treating the consequences of what is at present irreversible brain-damage, whether vascular or non-vascular and to have demonstrated that here too progress is being made which can improve the quality of life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 649g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012200745X
  • 9780122007453

Table of contents

If you survive - are you alive? is research contributing to a longer or to a better life?, M. Ermini and C. Hesse; opening address, C.R. Pfaltz; the UN programme towards a practical strategy 1991-2001, A. Sideorenko; psychosocial aspects of longevity and healthy ageing, H. Thomas; genetic and evolutionary molecular aspects of ageing, R.G. Cutler; basic somatic aspects of ageing and longevity, G. Hofecker, et al; medical aspects of longevity and healthy ageing, J.P. Michel and J.M. Robine; epidemiology of cognitive disorder in aging, A.S. Henderson; molecular studies on the cognitive disorders of ageing - the role of BA4 amyloid protein precursor in Alzheimer's disease, C.L. Masters and K, Beyreuther; neuroanatomical aspects of cognitive dysfunction in the human brain, E.K. Perry and R.H. Perry; a memory clinic for the assessment and management of cognitive disorder, R. Levy; social competence in cognitive disorder, M. Silberfeld; cell repair after stroke, L. Hayflick; risk factors for stroke - hypertension, diabetes, lipids, transient ischemic attack, G. Crepaldi, et al; pathophysiology of stroke, K. Inamura and A. Terashi; automonic dysregulation and implications for therapy, F. Bille, et al; the importance of the social care for stroke patients and their families, J. Bond; summary, J.L.C. Dall.
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