Changes in the Brain

Impact on Daily Life

Editors: Chiaravalloti, Nancy D., Goverover, Yael (Eds.)

  • Book is unique in discussing brain changes in many different illness groups, whereas other books on brain changes focus on one specific patient group (eg, sports injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Inclusion of excerpts from actual patients will provide important insights for professionals working with such patients, and will help professionals normalize their patients’ experiences
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About this book

This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the extent to which the brain can adapt or self-repair), chapters provide cogent examples of how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. The book’s focus on everyday activities brings new clarity to diverse links between symptoms and diagnosis, brain and behavior.

Included in the coverage:

·The aging brain and changes in daily function.

·Stroke: impact on life and daily function.

·Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the impact on daily life.

·Everyday life with cancer.

·Real-world impact of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment.

·Disability and public policy in America.

·Living after brain changes, from the patient’s perspective.

Rich in empirical data and human insight, Changes in the Brain gives neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation nurses a robust new understanding of the daily lives of patients, both in theory and in the real world.

Reviews

“This unique book describes the impact of common neurological conditions on the daily lives of people who experience them, focusing especially on changes in behavior. … useful for trainees in rehabilitation professions and for junior clinicians who are launching careers in rehabilitation specialties. Therapists, nurses, psychologists, and physicians might benefit from the perspectives this book provides. … this one stands out in its emphasis on the direct behavioral impact of the conditions on patients and their daily lives.” (Elliot J. Roth, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Neuroanatomy: The Brain–Behavior Relationship

    Wylie, Glenn (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Aging Brain and Changes in Daily Function

    Albert, Steven M.

    Pages 23-35

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Disorders

    Rycroft, Sarah Seligman (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

  • Parkinson’s Disease: Changes in Daily Life

    Sage, Jacob I.

    Pages 65-86

  • Stroke: Impact on Life and Daily Function

    McKenna, Cristin (et al.)

    Pages 87-115

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-98188-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-98187-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changes in the Brain
Book Subtitle
Impact on Daily Life
Editors
  • Nancy D. Chiaravalloti
  • Yael Goverover
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-98188-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-98188-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98187-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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