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Gerontopsychology: Ageing is all in your head


Martin, Mike; Theill, Nathan; Schumacher, Vera (2013). Gerontopsychology: Ageing is all in your head. In: Komp, Kathrin; Aartsen, Marja. Old Age In Europe: A Textbook of Gerontology. New York: Springer, 29-43.

Abstract

Gerontopsychology explores the effects of ageing on the brain and on personality. It explores how cognitive functions change with ageing and how individuals can cope with such change in order to maintain a high quality of life. An important age-related cognitive change is dementia, which is a disease that causes people to lose their memory and their capabilities. This chapter describes how common dementia is across Europe and it discusses what we can do to prevent it.

Abstract

Gerontopsychology explores the effects of ageing on the brain and on personality. It explores how cognitive functions change with ageing and how individuals can cope with such change in order to maintain a high quality of life. An important age-related cognitive change is dementia, which is a disease that causes people to lose their memory and their capabilities. This chapter describes how common dementia is across Europe and it discusses what we can do to prevent it.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:07 Nov 2013 07:21
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 23:25
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-94-007-6133-9

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