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New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging
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New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Roger Dixon, Lars Backman, and Lars-Goran Nilsson

Abstract

With an ever increasing population of aging people in the western world, it is more crucial than ever that we try to understand how and why cognitive competence breaks down with advancing age; why do some people follow normal patterns of cognitive change, while others follow a path of progressive decline, with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. What can be done to prevent cognitive decline or — to avoid neurodegenerative diseases? The answers, if they come, will not emerge from research within one discipline, but from work being done across a range of scientific and medical specia ... More

Keywords: cognitive aging, neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, sensory biology, epidemiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Dixon, editor
Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Lars Backman, editor
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Lars-Goran Nilsson, editor
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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Contents

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Part 1 Frontiers in cognitive aging

Part 2 New theoretical orientations in cognitive aging

Part 3 New directions in the cognitive neuroscience of aging

Part 4 Frontiers of biological and health effects in cognitive aging

Chapter 13 Hormonal effects on cognition in adults

Agneta Herlitz and Julie E. Yonker

Part 5 Final frontiers? New research directions, perspectives and imperatives

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