The Aging Brain and Senile Dementia

  • Kalidas Nandy
  • Ira Sherwin

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Biomedical Aspects of Aging Research

    1. Paul A. L. Haber
      Pages 1-12
  3. Neuroanatomical, Biochemical and Physiological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Harold Brody, N. Vijayashankar
      Pages 15-21
    3. Madge E. Scheibel, Arnold B. Scheibel
      Pages 39-58
    4. I. Feinberg, S. Hibi, V. R. Carlson
      Pages 85-98
    5. A. N. Siakotos, D. Armstrong, N. Koppang, J. Muller
      Pages 99-118
    6. F. Marott Sinex
      Pages 119-140
    7. T. Samorajski, Albert Sun, C. Rolsten
      Pages 141-156
    8. F. Howard Schneider, Suzanne G. Rehnberg, Mark P. Bear
      Pages 157-178
  4. Neuropathological and Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Khalid Iqbal, Henryk M. Wisniewski, Inge Grundke-Iqbal, Robert D. Terry
      Pages 209-227
    3. Donald R. Crapper, Umberto De Boni
      Pages 229-246
    4. Dennis J. Selkoe, Michael L. Shelanski
      Pages 247-263
    5. Roland Branconnier, Jonathan O. Cole
      Pages 271-283

About this book

Introduction

There are currently about 21 million people over 6S years in the United States and over a million of them suffer from a severe degree of mental impairment. This number will undoubtedly increase as more and more people attain their full lifespan. The Veterans Administration is acutely aware of this problem in the population it serves. Currently, there are about 31 million veterans in the United States. About 13 percent of these veterans are over 6S years of age and the number is expected to increase to 40 percent by the turn of the century. In recognition of the pressing need to address this problem, eight Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Centers (GRECC) have been established under the auspices of the Veterans Administration and the guiding spirit of Dr. Paul Haber, Assistant Chief Medical Director for Professional Services, Veterans Administration. The purpose of these centers is to develop a better understanding of the complex biomedical and socio-economic problems of the aged in general and to enhance the quality of life of the older veterans in particular o Gerontologists working towards a better understanding of the aging process and better care of the aged have made major progress in the biomedical field in the last decade. Among the efforts made by the Veterans Administration, the department of Extended Care and Academic Affairs have sponsored a number of symposia in the field of Gerontology.

Keywords

age aging brain care cognition dementia education geriatrics gerontology population quality quality of life research

Editors and affiliations

  • Kalidas Nandy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ira Sherwin
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Geriatric Research, Educational, and Clinical CenterVeterans Administration HospitalBedfordUSA
  2. 2.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Research and DevelopmentVeterans Administration HospitalBedfordUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3093-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3095-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3093-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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