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Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging


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ContributorsForewordChapter 1. Phenotypes of Successful Aging: HISTORICAL OVERVIEWPART I: Behavioral and Psychosocial AspectsChapter 2. Defining and Assessing Cognitive and Emotional Health in Later LifeChapter 3. Cognitive Aging: FROM BASIC SKILLS TO SCRIPTS AND SCHEMATAChapter 4. Positive Emotions and Health: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT AGINGChapter 5. The Role of Spirituality in Healthy AgingChapter 6. Wisdom: DEFINITION, ASSESSMENT, AND RELATION TO SUCCESSFUL COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL AGINGChapter 7. Cognition and Emotion in CentenariansPART II: Biological AspectsChapter 8. Neuroimaging of Successful Cognitive and Emotional AgingChapter 9. Cognitive and Brain ReserveChapter 10. Stress, Resilience, and the Aging BrainChapter 11. Influence of Dietary Factors on Brain Aging and the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer DiseaseChapter 12. Molecular Genetic Building Blocks of Successful Cognitive and Emotional AgingChapter 13. Animal Models of Successful Cognitive AgingPART III: Prevention and Intervention StrategiesChapter 14. Creating Environments to Encourage Physical ActivityChapter 15. Diet, Nutritional Factors, and the Aging BrainChapter 16. Pharmacological Approaches to Successful Cognitive and Emotional AgingChapter 17. Cognitive Interventions: TRADITIONAL AND NOVEL APPROACHESChapter 18. Aging, Cognition, and TechnologyChapter 19. Recognizing and Promoting ResilienceChapter 20. Gaining Wisdom Through Multiage Learning: THE STORY OF THE INTERGENERATIONAL SCHOOLChapter 21. EpilogueIndex

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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

About the Author

Colin A. Depp, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Member of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego and Instructor in the Department of Gerontology at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., is Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California.


The book certainly represents a valuable addition to the literature on pathways to successful cognitive and emotional aging. * Ross Andel, PhD, JAMA *
This is a terrific overview of cognitive aging research. Anyone interested in this pertinent and increasingly important subject should purchase this new book. It is an outstanding resource. * Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A., Doody Enterprises *

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