Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging 1st Edition
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In Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging by Jeste and Depp have assembled a distinguished set of experts to consider an age-old question: How does one achieve a long and satisfying life? Drawing on cutting edge research, the answers span molecules and genes to social relationships and spirituality. This unique handbook offers fresh and thoughtful insights into aging and human development. --Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy
Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging is a fascinating, informative, and compelling read that presents a broad based approach to cognitive and emotional aging and the timing couldn t be better as baby boomers are poised to come of age . Chapters, which cover behavioral and psychosocial, biological and prevention and intervention strategies, are authored by experts in the field and are cutting edge, well-written, and well documented. The final chapter, a summary of the book, contains many useful recommendations. --Kathleen C. Buckwalter, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Sally Mathis Hartwig Professor of Gerontological Nursing Research, Director, The University of Iowa John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
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The next two decades will see a profound demographic transformation toward an aging population on a scale never seen before in the entire human history. There have been recent scientific findings on healthy brain aging that have challenged the centuries-old thinking, paving the way for new strategies to maintain and enhance cognitive abilities, functioning, and well-being in older age. From topics as diverse as genes and molecular building blocks to physical exercise, nutrition, wisdom, and spirituality, the editors of Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging have gathered the foremost experts in aging research to provide the science of healthy brain aging in practical terms. This book should prove invaluable to clinicians, scientists, students, and anyone with a desire to learn more about how to increase the odds of successful cognitive and emotional aging.
- Publisher : American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 1st edition (August 24, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 441 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1585623512
- ISBN-13 : 978-1585623518
- Item Weight : 4 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
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As one who has read other material on the subject, I found the book disappointing. The first section attempts to define key concepts. Many of these, like spirituality, wisdom and cognition, are profound and difficult. The chapters added little to my understanding. The second section has chapters dealing with the biological aspects of aging. Again, if you haven't read much about this, you may find the material worthwhile. But there's more up to date information elsewhere.
The last section on prevention and intervention strategies is really why I bought the book (I'm 67). I suspect this will be many others' main interest as well. This too was unexciting. There are reviews of standard topics such as physical activity and nutrition, with no new or startling conclusions. Ditto medications, conventional and alternative. Ditto other approaches, like cognitive enhancement and senior learning. Oh, well. There really isn't any fountain of youth...yet.