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Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults

A Guide to the Use and Development of Community-Based Programs

HARTMAN-STEIN, PAULA, LaRue, Asenath (Eds.)

2011, XXII, 499 p. 17 illus.

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Reviewers Comments

Michael Duffy 

This volume “hits the spot” in so many ways; I will certainly keep it by my side as I work with older adults, especially within the world of long term care….This book is state of the art in recognizing the increasing research support for the effectiveness of behavioral and cognitive interventions. The book also supercedes the medical model through its emphasis on positive mental health and wellness.
Michael Duffy, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, Texas A and M University

Nicholas A. Cummings 

This book fills a much-needed gap with unique, effective and often ingenious interventions that no practitioner of the present and future should be without…As an advanced octogenarian, I have a special appreciation for how these authors have contributed age-friendly and proven interventions and have expanded geropsychology as the need for it is increasing exponentially.
Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., President, Cummings
Foundation for Behavioral Health

Yvette N. Tazeau 

Geropsychologist, Dr. Hartman-Stein, has done it again -- another excellent resource regarding the health and well-being for older adults. She and co-editor, Dr. La Rue, have brought together an outstanding group of multidisciplinary contributors who all create the rich landscape by which science informs the many dimensions of cognitive wellness programs for an aging population. The book is a 'must-have' for anyone working with the nation's aging population -- it is a compelling combination of practical and creative interventions.
Yvette N. Tazeau, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology, Independent Practice, San Jose, CA

Donna Rasin-Waters 

…This book is a significant step forward in educating professionals and consumers alike about the need for personalized and holistic care for older persons who evidence cognitive signs of aging. Standing on the solid scientific foundation of how community and social engagement enhance cognitive health, Paula Hartman Stein and Asenath La Rue should be heralded for their bold effort in producing one of the most innovative and daring books of the decade on cognitive fitness….
Donna Rasin-Waters, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Independent Practice, Brooklyn, NY

Joseph M. Casciani 

…A Handbook like this is long overdue. With the ever increasing trend toward more interdisciplinary treatment approaches, the content will provide readers – practitioners and educational programmers alike – with a collection of tools to help older adults remain at their highest level of functioning, as long as possible…the tools transcend the usual biomedical model of providing care for the elderly, and reach into the more comprehensive, biopsychosocial realm. This is an important statement to make to the health care community…
Joseph M. Casciani, PhD, President, Concept Healthcare, LLC, Concept Healthcare Psychology Group, Inc.

Peter A. Lichtenberg 

Paula Hartman-Stein and Asenath Larue have pulled together a comprehensive book on wellness; from cognitive training and stimulation to exercise, music therapy and meditation. Each chapter is written by leading experts and one comes away with an in-depth understanding of how to enhance the lives of older adults…
Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Institute of Gerontology, Director, Merrill, Palmer Skillman Institute, Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Peter Whitehouse 

The world of cognitive aging is changing radically as the challenges to the dominant medical models of brain aging mount, and the need for more positive, community-based approaches is recognized ever so more clearly. This volume addresses this need well.
Peter Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D., University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Neurological Institute, Memory and Cognition Center, Beachwood, OH



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