Clinical Neurology of Aging, Third Edition continues the tradition of the First (1984) and Second (1994) editions with 60 chapters written by the world's elite clinicians from neurology, geriatrics and research on all aspects of geriatric neurology. Aging does not automatically imply decline. Many older people find joy in their friendships and their willingness to look at the world with a calmer view than they may have had in youth. This clinically focused book is designed to help clinicians help older persons maintain that joy. Now divided into 9 comprehensive sections, the Third Edition contains subjects ranging from geriatric assessment to pain management and palliative care. Specific sections include: Introduction to Geriatric Neurology; Neurological Assessment in Aging; Cognitive Disorders in Aging; Motor Disorders in Aging; Neuropsychiatric Illness in Aging; Sensory Disturbance in Aging; Peripheral Neurology of Aging; Disease States in Elderly; and Neurological Therapeutics. With a deft touch, the editors - Drs. Martin Albert and Janice Knoefel - have incorporated the geriatric care perspective and a quality-oriented approach to health care throughout the volume.
The result: the definitive reference, useful for all clinicians caring for older people and informative to those who set policies that affect research and clinical practice.
Martin L. Albert, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center at Boston University Medical School, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Language in the Aging Brain Laboratory at the VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University Medical School. He is a world-renowned behavioral neurologist and specialist in cognitive neuroscience, with particular expertise in the aging brain, aphasia, dementia, and neuropsychiatric problems of the elderly. He has published 8 books and more than 200 articles in his areas of specialization. He was an Advisor to the President of the United States in the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy; was the national Director of Medical Research for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; and has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" every year since its founding. Janice E.Knoefel, MD, MPH, is an experienced internist, neurologist and geriatrician. She has worked within academia and the Department of Veterans Affairs for 30 years. Her clinical efforts have been directed at a wide variety of innovative institutional, home and community based programs for aging veterans within the framework of a comprehensive geriatrics program.