Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Healthy Body and Brain

Hardcover | March 21, 2013

EditorKristine Yaffe

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Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Healthy Body and Brain explores the important and often overlooked connection between how chronic medical diseases of the body can affect cognitive function and brain health. As population demographics shift to that of an aging populationit has become more important to understand and improve cognitive function in late life. Chronic medical diseases often increase the risk of cognitive impairment, and those with cognitive impairment may be less able to effectively manage their medical conditions, suggesting a reciprocal relationshipmay exist where medical disease impacts cognition that in turn may exacerbate physical health. Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging discusses current research on the association between a variety of chronic medical diseases and cognition and, where appropriate, promising interventions or accepted treatment strategies. While a cure for many diseases continues to be elusive, insightsgarnered from the interplay between diseases of the body and mind may help point the way to novel therapeutic strategies to improve cognitive function in late life.

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Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Healthy Body and Brain explores the important and often overlooked connection between how chronic medical diseases of the body can affect cognitive function and brain health. As population demographics shift to that of an aging populationit has become more important to understand an...

Kristine Yaffe, MD, is a Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco and Director of the Memory Disorders clinic at San Francisco Veteran's Administration Medical Center. Dr. Yaffe's research focuses on determin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199793557

ISBN - 13:9780199793556

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Kristine Yaffe: Introduction1. Lenore J. Launder: Epidemiological insights into blood pressure and cognitive disorders2. Alina Solomon and Miia Kivipelto: Cholesterol, Statins, and Late-life cognitive disorders3. Angela L. Jefferson and Melissa Thompson: Cardiovascular Disease and Cognitive Aging4. Rachel A. Whitmer and Deborah R. Gustafson: Obesity and Cognitive Health: Implications of an Altered Adiposity Milieu over the Lifecourse5. Brenna Cholerton, Laura D. Baker, and Suzanne Craft: Insulin Resistance and Pathological Brain Aging6. Jose Alejandro Luchsinger: Metabolic Syndrome, other Composite Vascular Risk Scores, and Cognitive Impairment7. Manjula Kurella Tamura: Chronic Kidney Disease and Cognitive Aging8. Adam P. Spira and Sonia Ancoli-Israel: Sleep Disorders and Cognitive Function in Older Adults9. Deborah E. Barnes and Nicola T. Lautenschlager: Physical Activity and Cognitive Aging10. Pascale Barber-Gateau, Catherine Feart and Cecilia Samieri: Dietary Patterns and Dementia11. Roisjn Gallinagh Smith, Stephen Todd and Peter A. Passmore: Inflammation and Cognitive Decline12. Lauren Wendelken and Victor Valcour: HIV Infection and Aging: An Emerging Chronic Medical Illness13. Jacqueline M. Leung and Tiffany L. Tsai: Postoperative Delirium and Cognitive Decline