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The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no ... More


Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Kathleen V. Wilkes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores the scope and limits of the concept of a person — a vexed question in contemporary philosophy. The author begins by questioning the methodology of thought-experimentation, arguing ... More


MRI and the Differential Diagnosis of Dementia

António J. Bastos-Leite and Philip Scheltens

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has opened up the way to diagnose dementia in vivo. It provides clear evidence for hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease (AD), lobar atrophy in frontotemporal ... More


Making and Remaking Alzheimer Disease

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the “discovery” of Alzheimer disease (AD) and a somewhat condensed genealogy of its history to the present time. Emphasis is given to the virtual disappearance of AD for over ... More


Afterword: Portraits from the Mind

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter presents emerging knowledge in both epigenetics and epidemiology, suggesting that forms of prevention that take a public health approach, including lifestyle changes, reduced ... More


Imaging the Aging Brain

William Jagust and Mark D'Esposito (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The study of brain aging has been revolutionized through advances in molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and brain imaging. The application of new concepts and techniques has permitted ... More


Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

K. Warner Schaie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book lays out the reasons why we should study cognitive development in adulthood, and presents the history, latest data, and results from the Seattle Longitudinal Study (SLS), which now extends ... More


Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The specialty of palliative care has traditionally grown out of oncology and there has been little research into the needs of patients dying from causes other than cancer. Few non-cancer patients ... More


Cognitive Event-Related Studies

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

P300 potentials are slow waves that depend on stimuli containing information that the subject must process. The types of stimuli are independent of the sensory modality of the stimuli, and have ... More


Imaging Cognitive Decline in Aging: Predicting Decline with Structural Imaging

Jeffrey Kaye

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The focus of this chapter is predicting cognitive decline or dementia in normal older people using structural imaging. Key questions addressed include the following: What are the major methods, both ... More


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