Aging Medicine

Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging

Editors: Bizon, Jennifer L., Woods, Alisa G. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensively discusses the use of animal models as a tool for understanding cognition and the aging process
  • Provides substantive background on the newest and most widely used animal models in studies of cognition and aging
  • Details the normal and pathological processes of brain aging of humans in relation to animal models
  • Reviews the role of frontal cortical deficits and executive function in primates as related to humans as well as the use of transgenic modulation in mice to model Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases
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About this book

Significant improvements in lifestyle and medical science are leading to an ever increasing elderly population in the United States and other developed nations. The U.S. census bureau estimates the number of people over 65 will nearly double by 2030, and that the elderly population will comprise nearly one-fifth of the world's entire population within the next twenty years. In Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging, Jennifer Bizon, Alisa Woods, and a panel of international authorities comprehensively discuss the use of animal models as a tool for understanding cognitive changes associated with the aging process. The book provides substantive background on the newest and most widely used animal models in studies of cognition and aging, while detailing the normal and pathological processes of brain aging of humans in relation to those models. Additional chapters comprehensively review frontal cortical deficits and executive function in primates as related to humans, and the use of transgenic modulation in mice to model Alzheimer's and other age-related diseases. Groundbreaking and authoritative, Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging provides a valuable resource for Neuroscientists, Gerontological Scientists, and all aging medicine researchers, while serving as a primer for understanding current brain aging studies.

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"This multiauthored series of essays describe animal models of human cognitive aging. … The audience includes the community, working in neurobiology and interested in age-related changes in brain function. The authors are all experts in this area. … Everyone interested in experimental models of the aging of the human brain will derive timely and useful information by delving into this excellent book." (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Normal and Pathological Aging: From Animals to Humans

    Berchtold, Nicole C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Timing Deficits in Aging and Neuropathology

    Balci, Fuat (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Impact of A β and Tau on Cognition in Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Koike, Maya A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Comparison of Different Cognitive Rat Models of Human Aging

    LaSarge, Candi (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Mouse Models of Cognitive Aging: Behavioral Tasks and Neural Substrates

    Calhoun, Michael E.

    Pages 1-10

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59745-422-3
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-58829-996-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-62703-803-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging
Editors
  • Jennifer L. Bizon
  • Alisa G. Woods
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-422-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-422-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-996-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-803-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
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