Cerebral Circulatory and Electroencephalographic Changes in Aging and Dementia

  • Walter D. Obrist
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 23)


A full understanding of senescent behavioral changes requires information from in vivo physiologic studies, including both the electroencephalogram (EEG) and cerebral blood flow (CBF). The purpose of the present paper is to review some of the recent findings on cerebral physiology in the dementias of old age. Earlier EEG and CBF findings have been extensively reviewed elsewhere (Obrist 1972; Obrist 1975) and will only be summarized here.


Cerebral Blood Flow Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Cerebral Vascular Disease Cerebral Blood Flow Response 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter D. Obrist
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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