Cognitive Rehabilitation in Old Age

Hardcover | March 15, 2000

EditorRobert D. Hill, Lars Backman, Anna Stigsdotter-Neely

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Cognitive deficits are part of the normal aging process and are exacerbated by various diseases that affect adults in old age, such as dementia, depression, and stroke. A significant scientific and social effort has been expended to evaluate whether cognitive deficits can be remedied throughsystematic interventions. The editors, as well as the chapter authors, represent a variety of viewpoints that span theory as well as practice. Overall, they aim to address concepts in cognitive rehabilitation that are useful in intervention research -- research which examines problems and issues innormal and pathological aging -- and focusing on the application of cognitive training strategies in natural settings. Thus, the book is grounded in contemporary theory in cognitive aging and is applicable to both the practicing clinician as well as the researcher. It is organized into four sections. The first highlights prominent theoretical principles; the second looks at cognitive rehabilitation strategies in normal aging; the third examines the interplay between lifestyle patterns and cognitive function through applying a broad definition of lifestylechoices; and the fourth focuses on rehabilitation strategies that address issues in pathological (or diseased) aging.

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Cognitive deficits are part of the normal aging process and are exacerbated by various diseases that affect adults in old age, such as dementia, depression, and stroke. A significant scientific and social effort has been expended to evaluate whether cognitive deficits can be remedied throughsystematic interventions. The editors, as we...

Robert D. Hill, Associate Professor of Psychology, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Utah. Anna Stigsdotter-Neely, Research Scientist, both at Karolinska Institute.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsI. Theory-Driven Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies in Older Adults1. Paul Verhaeghen: The Interplay of Growth and Decline: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Plasticity of Intellectual and Memory Performance in Normal Old Age2. Robert D. Hill and Lars Backman: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Memory Training3. Michael K. Gardner et al.: Cognitive Skill Acquisition, Maintenance, and Transfer in the ElderlyII. Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies in Normal Aging4. Anna Stigsdotter Neely: Multifactorial Memory Training in Normal Aging: In Search of Memory Improvement beyond the Ordinary5. Robin L. West, Duana C. Welch, and Monica S. Yassuda: Innovative Approaches to Memory Training for Older Adults6. Margie E. Lachman: Promoting a Sense of Control over Memory AgingIII. The Influence of Health and Health Behaviors on the Rehabilitation of Cognitive Processes in Late Life7. Charles F. Emery: The Role of Physical Exercise as a Rehabilitative Aid for Cognitive Loss in Healthy and Chronically Ill Older Adults8. Robert D. Hill and Karen Rothballer Seelert: Smoking and Cognitive Function: Issues in Cognitive Rehabilitation9. Jeffrey W. Elias and Julia E. Treland: Executive Function and Cognitive Rehabilitation10. Nancy A. Pachana, Bernice A. Marcopulos, and Kellie A. Takagi: The Influence of Depression on Cognitive Rehabilitation in Older AdultsIV. Rehabilitation Strategies for Cognitive Loss in Age-Related Disease11. Thomas Schenkenberg and Patrick J. Miller: Issues in the Clinical Evaluation of Suspected Dementia: Implications for Intervention12. Cameron J. Camp, Michael J. Bird, and Katie E. Cherry: Retrieval Strategies as a Rehabilitation Aid for Cognitive Loss in Pathological Aging13. Michael Bird: Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Problems Arising from Cognitive Deficits in Dementia14. Clive Skilbeck: Strategies for the Rehabilitation of Cognitive Loss in Late Life Due to StrokeIndex

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"Gerontologists and psychologists explore concepts that could aid research into intervening to reverse or slow cognitive deficits resulting from old age, and the application of specific cognitive training strategies in natural settings. They look at theoretical principles, rehabilitationstrategies in normal and pathological aging, and the interplay between lifestyle patterns and cognitive function. The study is addressed to both researchers and practitioners."--SciTech Book News, June 2000