By Eugene A. Lovelace
Offered during this quantity is a dialogue of present literature and theoretical concerns on the subject of 3 elements of late-life age-related cognitive swap. to begin with, facts concerning getting older and the fundamental psychological methods of recognition, motor keep watch over, reminiscence, language, problem-solving, and intelligence are provided. Secondly, the function of non-public features similar to character and self-efficacy within the getting older of cognitive functionality are constructed, in addition to self-awareness of cognitive tactics and age adjustments within the tracking of those procedures. Thirdly, attention is given to the research of interventions to hold up or remediate the cognitive declines of getting older.
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Aging and Cognition: Mental Processes, Self-Awareness and Interventions by Eugene A. Lovelace