Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive AgingToward a Healthy Body and Brain

Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive AgingToward a Healthy Body and Brain

Kristine Yaffe

Print publication date: Apr 2013

ISBN: 9780199793556

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging discusses current research on the association between a variety of chronic medical diseases and cognition and, where appropriate, promising interventions or accepted treatment strategies. While a cure for many diseases continues to be elusive, insights garnered from the interplay between diseases of the body and mind may help point the way to novel therapeutic strategies to improve cognitive function in late life.