Aging

Issues in Health and Neuropsychological Functioning
  • Paul D. Nussbaum
Part of the Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health book series (SSRH)

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to review some of the relevant issues of aging for health psychology. The initial section is a review of the demographics of the elderly (defined as age 65 and older) in the United States. The next section consists of a brief overview of some of the theories of aging from gerontological, psychological, and biological sciences. The third section comprises a review of some common psychiatric and other medical disorders from which older adults suffer. A focus of the present chapter involves the impact of illness upon the elderly individual’s neuropsychological functioning. The final section includes suggestions for future research and a recommendation for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Blood Flow Head Injury Depressed Patient Normal Aging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Nussbaum
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  1. 1.Aging Research and Education CenterLutheran Affiliated ServicesMarsUSA

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