Global Mental Health and Neuroethics

Global Mental Health and Neuroethics
Author: Dan J. Stein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128150637
ISBN 13: 9780128150634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Mental Health and Neuroethics Book Review:

Global Mental Health and Neuroethics explores conceptual, ethical and clinical issues that have emerged with the expansion of clinical neuroscience into middle- and low-income countries. Conceptual issues covered include avoiding scientism and skepticism in global mental health, integrating evidence-based and value-based global medicine, and developing a welfarist approach to the practice of global psychiatry. Ethical issues addressed include those raised by developments in neurogenetics, cosmetic psychopharmacology and deep brain stimulation. Perspectives drawing on global mental health and neuroethics are used to explore a number of different clinical disorders and developmental stages, ranging from childhood through to old age. Synthesizes existing work at the intersection of global mental health and neuroethics Presents the work of leading practitioners of global mental health and neuroethics who address clinical issues Looks at clinical decision-making in settings with non-Western values and customs Covers patient empowerment, human rights, cognitive enhancement, and more

Neuroethics

Neuroethics
Author: Judy Illes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 0198786832
ISBN 13: 9780198786832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroethics Book Review:

Over the last decade, there have been unparalleled advances in our understanding of brain sciences. But with the development of tools that can manipulate brain function, there are pressing ethical implications to this newfound knowledge of how the brain works. In Neuroethics: Anticipating theFuture, a distinguished group of contributors tackle current and critical ethical questions and offer forward-looking insights. What new balances should be struck between diagnosis and prediction, or invasive and non-invasive interventions, given the rapid advances in neuroscience? Are new criteria needed for the clinical definition of death for those eligible for organ donation? As data from emerging technologies are madeavailable on public databases, what frameworks will maximize benefits while ensuring privacy of health information? These challenging questions, along with numerous other neuroethical concerns, are discussed in depth. Written by eminent scholars from diverse disciplines including neurology and neuroscience, ethics and law, public health and philosophy, this new volume on neuroethics sets out the many necessary considerations for the future. It is essential reading for the field of neuroethics, neurosciences andpsychology, and an invaluable resource for physicians in neurological medicine, academics in humanities and law, and health policy makers.

Global Mental Health

Global Mental Health
Author: Sabine Bährer-Kohler,Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 3319591231
ISBN 13: 9783319591230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Mental Health Book Review:

This international survey defines mental health as a basic human right, and tracks the emergence of mental health prevention and promotion as a global priority. Locating mental illness within a cycle of negative causes and effects affecting human quality of life, the editors identify modern policy barriers to promotion/prevention initiatives, particularly the favoring of the biomedical health model by major stakeholders. The book’s selection of successful programs from diverse countries displays a lifespan approach, emphasizing the centrality of interdisciplinary educational settings in providing primary and secondary prevention and promotion interventions, and the ongoing fight against missing financial investigations, discrimination and stigma. Together, these papers make a forceful argument for rights- based responses to worldwide mental health needs as part of the commitment toward global human rights and long-term development goals. Included in the coverage: · Mental health priorities around the world. · Social determinants of mental health. · Mental health and stigma: aspects of anti-stigma interventions. · Promoting social and emotional wellbeing and responding to mental health problems in schools. · The promotion and delivery of mental health services in primary care settings. · Economic evaluation of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention. Bringing to the fore public health concerns that are too often marginalized, Global Mental Health is necessary reading for health professionals, health and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, medical sociologists, and policymakers.

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health
Author: Joan Y. Chiao,Shu Chen Li,Robert Turner,Su Yeon Lee-Tauler,Beverly Pringle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2022-01-07
ISBN 10: 0190057696
ISBN 13: 9780190057695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health Book Review:

"The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health provides a substantive and in-depth overview of the study of cultural neuroscience and global mental health. Theory, methods and evidence-based practices are reviewed and integrated across themes that identify ethical, scientific, and health care issues for distinct populations across nations. The international research collaboration in the field of cultural neuroscience and global mental health provides research and training opportunities for global mental health researchers. Future research and training in the field seeks the achievement of the amelioration of disease and fulfillment of the goal to alleviate the unmet societal needs due to the global burden of disease"--

Foundation of Ethics Based Practices

Foundation of Ethics Based Practices
Author: Birthe Loa Knizek,Sven Hroar Klempe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030836665
ISBN 13: 9783030836665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundation of Ethics Based Practices Book Review:

This book contrasts earlier textbooks on “evidence-based practices.” Whereas the latter is a slogan that call for scientific evidence to be used in standardized treatment manuals, ethics-based practices call for individualized treatment that makes the situation meaningful for the patient. The main argument for changing the treatment design from being evidence-based to one based on ethics, is the hypothesis that good health care is based on treatment which makes the situation positive and meaningful for the patient. The awareness for this is primarily provided by ethical considerations.

Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics

Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics
Author: Judy Illes,Barbara J. Sahakian
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN 10: 0191620912
ISBN 13: 9780191620911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics Book Review:

The past two decades have seen unparalleled developments in our knowledge of the brain and mind. However, these advances have forced us to confront head-on some significant ethical issues regarding our application of this information in the real world- whether using brain images to establish guilt within a court of law, or developing drugs to enhance cognition. Historically, any consideration of the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies in science and medicine has lagged behind the discovery of the technology itself. These delays have caused problems in the acceptability and potential applications of biomedical advances and posed significant problems for the scientific community and the public alike - for example in the case of genetic screening and human cloning. The field of Neuroethics aims to proactively anticipate ethical, legal and social issues at the intersection of neuroscience and ethics, raising questions about what the brain tells us about ourselves, whether the information is what people want or ought to know, and how best to communicate it. A landmark in the academic literature, the Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics presents a pioneering review of a topic central to the sciences and humanities. It presents a range of chapters considering key issues, discussion, and debate at the intersection of brain and ethics. The handbook contains more than 50 chapters by leaders from around the world and a broad range of sectors of academia and clinical practice spanning the neurosciences, medical sciences and humanities and law. The book focuses on and provides a platform for dialogue of what neuroscience can do, what we might expect neuroscience will do, and what neuroscience ought to do. The major themes include: consciousness and intention; responsibility and determinism; mind and body; neurotechnology; ageing and dementia; law and public policy; and science, society and international perspectives. Tackling some of the most significant ethical issues that face us now and will continue to do so over the coming decades, The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics will be an essential resource for the field of neuroethics for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, basic scientists in the neurosciences and psychology, scholars in humanities and law, as well as physicians practising in the areas of primary care in neurological medicine.

Addiction Neuroethics

Addiction Neuroethics
Author: Adrian Carter,Wayne Hall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-11-17
ISBN 10: 1139504673
ISBN 13: 9781139504676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Neuroethics Book Review:

Addiction is a significant health and social problem and one of the largest preventable causes of disease globally. Neuroscience promises to revolutionise our ability to treat addiction, lead to recognition of addiction as a 'real' disorder in need of medical treatment and thereby reduce stigma and discrimination. However, neuroscience raises numerous social and ethical challenges: • If addicted individuals are suffering from a brain disease that drives them to drug use, should we mandate treatment? • Does addiction impair an individual's ability to consent to research or treatment? • How will neuroscience affect social policies towards drug use? Addiction Neuroethics addresses these challenges by examining ethical implications of emerging neurobiological treatments, including: novel psychopharmacology, neurosurgery, drug vaccines to prevent relapse, and genetic screening to identify individuals who are vulnerable to addiction. Essential reading for academics, clinicians, researchers and policy-makers in the fields of addiction, mental health and public policy.

The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics

The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics
Author: L. Syd M Johnson,Karen S. Rommelfanger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1317483510
ISBN 13: 9781317483519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics offers the reader an informed view of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions, as well as how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond clinical and research domains. It also examines how contemporary neuroscience research might ultimately impact our understanding of relationships, flourishing, and human nature. Written by 61 key scholars and fresh voices, the Handbook’s easy-to-follow chapters appear here for the first time in print and represent the wide range of viewpoints in neuroethics. The volume spotlights new technologies and historical articulations of key problems, issues, and concepts and includes cross-referencing between chapters to highlight the complex interactions of concepts and ideas within neuroethics. These features enhance the Handbook’s utility by providing readers with a contextual map for different approaches to issues and a guide to further avenues of interest.

Causal Explanation in Psychiatry Beyond Scientism and Scepticism

Causal Explanation in Psychiatry   Beyond Scientism and Scepticism
Author: Annemarie Kalis,Derek Strijbos,Leon de Bruin,Gerrit Glas
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 2889452298
ISBN 13: 9782889452293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Causal Explanation in Psychiatry Beyond Scientism and Scepticism Book Review:

Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia
Author: Veljko Dubljević,Frances Bottenberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2021-01-22
ISBN 10: 3030620735
ISBN 13: 9783030620738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Dementia Book Review:

This book addresses current issues in the neuroscience and ethics of dementia care, including philosophical as well as ethical legal, and social issues (ELSIs), issues in clinical, institutional, and private care-giving, and international perspectives on dementia and care innovations. As such, it is a must-read for anyone interested in a well-researched, thought-provoking overview of current issues in dementia diagnosis, care, and social and legal policy. All contributions reflect the latest neuroscientific research on dementia, either broadly construed or in terms of the etiologies and symptoms of particular forms of dementia. Given its interdisciplinary and international scope, its depth of research, and its qualitative emphasis, the book represents a valuable addition to the available literature on neuroethics, gerontology, and neuroscientific memory research.

Population Neuroscience

Population Neuroscience
Author: Tomas Paus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-03-23
ISBN 10: 3642364500
ISBN 13: 9783642364501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Neuroscience Book Review:

Is Newton’s brain different from Rembrandt’s? Does a mother’s diet during pregnancy impact brain growth? Do adolescent peers leave a signature in the social brain? Does the way we live in our middle years affect how our brains age? To answer these and many other questions, we can now turn to population neuroscience. Population neuroscience endeavors to identify environmental and genetic factors that shape the function and structure of the human brain; it uses the tools and knowledge of genetics (and the “omics” sciences), epidemiology and neuroscience. This text attempts to provide a bridge spanning these three disciplines so that their practitioners can communicate easily with each other when working together on large-scale imaging studies of the developing, mature and aging brain. By understanding the processes driving variations in brain function and structure across individuals, we will also be able to predict an individual’s risk of (or resilience against) developing a brain disorder. In the long term, the hope is that population neuroscience will lay the foundation for personalized preventive medicine and, in turn, reduce the burden associated with complex, chronic disorders of brain and body.

Regulating Neuroscience Transnational Legal Challenges

Regulating Neuroscience  Transnational Legal Challenges
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-09-29
ISBN 10: 0128216964
ISBN 13: 9780128216965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Neuroscience Transnational Legal Challenges Book Review:

The Volume Regulating Neuroethics: Transnational Legal challenges will focus on the new and fascinating ethical and legal challenges posed by neurotechnology and its global regulation. The Volume will address topics ranging from the foundations of neuroethics, free will and human liberty to their impact in criminal and civil liability, the legal regulation of biotechnological developments and its challenges for health, privacy and other fundamental human rights. Novel and original research on the emerging field of the legal regulation of neuroscience Interdisciplinary approach, chapters by global scholars from several disciplines, including law, philosophy, and medicine Develops a global approach, useful in jurisdictions along the globe

Debates About Neuroethics

Debates About Neuroethics
Author: Eric Racine,John Aspler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 3319546511
ISBN 13: 9783319546513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debates About Neuroethics Book Review:

This is the first book entirely dedicated to exploring issues associated with the nature of neuroethics. It reflects on some of the underlying assumptions in neuroethics, and the implications of those assumptions with respect to training and education programs, research activities, policy engagement, public discourse, teaching, ethics consultation and mentoring, to name but a few areas of interest. Internationally respected and emerging leaders in the area have taken up the pen to express and debate their views about the development, focus and future of neuroethics. They share their analyses and make recommendations regarding how neuroscience could more effectively explore and tackle its philosophical, ethical, and societal implications.

Problems of Living

Problems of Living
Author: Dan J. Stein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0323904394
ISBN 13: 9780323904391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems of Living Book Review:

Problems of Living: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science addresses philosophical questions related to problems of living, including questions about the nature of the brain-mind, reason and emotion, happiness and suffering, goodness and truth, and the meaning of life. It draws on critical, pragmatic, and embodied realism as well as moral naturalism, and brings arguments from metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics together with data from cognitive-affective science. This multidisciplinary integrated approach provides a novel framework for considering not only the nature of mental disorders, but also broader issues in mental health, such as finding pleasure and purpose in life. Draws on the strongest aspects of polar positions in philosophy and psychiatry to help resolve important perennial debates in these fields Explores continuities between early philosophical work and current cognitive-affective sciences, including neuroscience and psychology Employs findings from modern cognitive-affective science to rethink key long-standing debates in philosophy and psychiatry Builds on work showing how mind is embodied in the brain, and embedded in society, to provide an integrated conceptual framework Assesses both the insights and the limitations of cognitive-affective science for addressing the big questions and hard problems of living

The Ethics of Neuroscience and National Security

The Ethics of Neuroscience and National Security
Author: Nicholas G. Evans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN 10: 0429824149
ISBN 13: 9780429824142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Neuroscience and National Security Book Review:

New advances in neuroscience promise innovations in national security, especially in the areas of law enforcement, intelligence collection, and armed conflict. But ethical questions emerge about how we can, and should, use these innovations. This book draws on the open literature to map the development of neuroscience, particularly through funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in certain areas like behavior prediction, behavior modification, and neuroenhancement, and its use in the creation of novel weapons. It shows how advances in neuroscience and new technologies raise ethical issues that challenge the norms of law enforcement, intelligence collection, and armed conflict, broadly grouped under the term "national security." Increasing technological sophistication without attention to ethics, this book argues, risks creating conditions for the development of "dual-use" technologies that may be prone to misuse, are grounded in an incomplete understanding of the brain, or are based on a limited view of the political contexts in which these technologies arise. A concluding section looks at policy and regulatory options that might promote the benefits of emerging neuroscience, while mitigating attendant risks. Key Features: First broad survey of the ethics of neuroscience as it applies to national security Innovative ethical analysis over a range of cross-cutting technologies including behavior prediction and modification tools, human enhancement, and novel lethal and nonlethal weapons Ethical analysis covering all stages from the development, testing, and use (or misuse) of these technologies; and decisions from the individual scientist to the nation state Strong policy focus at multiple levels, from self-governance to international regulation Combination of philosophical analysis with grounded, practical recommendations

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV
Author: Kenneth S. Kendler,Josef Parnas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-03-30
ISBN 10: 0198796021
ISBN 13: 9780198796022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV Book Review:

The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the issue of nosology. This interest has been further heightened by a series of controversies associated with the development of DSM-5 including the fate of proposedrevisions of the personality disorders, bereavement, and the autism spectrum. Major debate arose within the DSM process about the criteria for changing criteria, leading to the creation of first the Scientific Review Committee and then a series of other oversight committees which weighed in on thefinal debates on the most controversial proposed additions to DSM-5, providing important influences on the final decisions. Contained within these debates were a range of conceptual and philosophical issues. Some of these - such as the definition of mental disorder or the problems of psychiatric"epidemics" - have been with the field for a long time. Others - the concept of epistemic iteration as a framework for the introduction of nosologic change - are quite new.This book reviews issues within psychiatric nosology from clinical, historical and particularly philosophical perspectives. The book brings together a range of distinguished authors - including major psychiatric researchers, clinicians, historians and especially nosologists - including severalleaders of the DSM-5 effort and the DSM Steering Committee. It also includes contributions from psychologists with a special interest in psychiatric nosology and philosophers with a wide range of orientations. The book is organized into four major sections: * The first explores the nature of psychiatric illness and the way in which it is defined, including clinical and psychometric perspectives. * The second section examines problems in the reification of psychiatric diagnostic criteria, the problem of psychiatric epidemics, and the nature and definition of individual symptoms. * The third section explores the concept of epistemic iteration as a possible governing conceptual framework for the revision efforts for official psychiatric nosologies such as DSM and ICD and the problems of validation of psychiatric diagnoses.* The book ends by exploring how we might move from the descriptive to the etiologic in psychiatric diagnoses, the nature of progress in psychiatric research, and the possible benefits of moving to a living document (or continuous improvement) model for psychiatric nosologic systems. The result is a book that captures the dynamic cross-disciplinary interactions that characterize the best work in the philosophy of psychiatry.

Mental Health as Public Health Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention

Mental Health as Public Health  Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN 10: 0128167572
ISBN 13: 9780128167571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Health as Public Health Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention Book Review:

In recent years there has been increased recognition of the global burden of mental disorders, which in turn has led to the expansion of preventive initiatives at the community and population levels. The application of such public health approaches to mental health raises a number of important ethical questions. The aim of this collection is to address these newly emerging issues, with special attention to the principle of prevention and the distinctive ethical challenges in mental health. The collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in bioethics, mental health, public health, and global health. Compared to other public health initiatives, those directed towards mental health are relatively new and have yet to receive sustained ethical analysis. This is the first edited volume to highlight the distinctive ethical issues surrounding public mental health. The individual chapters contain cutting-edge, original research by an interdisciplinary collection of authors, including experts in bioethics, mental health, public health, and global health.

The Neuroethics of Biomarkers

The Neuroethics of Biomarkers
Author: Matthew L. Baum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN 10: 0190236272
ISBN 13: 9780190236274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroethics of Biomarkers Book Review:

Neuroscientists are mining nucleic acids, blood, saliva, and brain images in hopes of uncovering biomarkers that could help estimate risk of brain disorders like psychosis and dementia; though the science of bioprediction is young, its prospects are unearthing controversy about how bioprediction should enter hospitals, courtrooms, or state houses. While medicine, law, and policy have established protocols for how presence of disorders should change what we owe each other or who we blame, they have no stock answers for the probabilities that bioprediction offers. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers observes, however, that for many disorders, what we really care about is not their presence per se, but certain risks that they carry. The current reliance of moral and legal structures on a categorical concept of disorder (sick verses well), therefore, obscures difficult questions about what types and magnitudes of probabilities matter. Baum argues that progress in the neuroethics of biomarkers requires the rejection of the binary concept of disorder in favor of a probabilistic one based on biological variation with risk of harm, which Baum names a "Probability Dysfunction." This risk-reorientation clarifies practical ethical issues surrounding the definition of mental disorder in the DSM-5 and the nosology of conditions defined by risk of psychosis and dementia. Baum also challenges the principle that the acceptability of bioprediction should depend primarily on whether it is medically useful by arguing that biomarkers can also be morally useful through enabling moral agency, better assessment of legal responsibility, and fairer distributive justice. The Neuroethics of Biomarkers should be of interest to those within neuroethics, medical ethics, and the philosophy of psychiatry.

Addiction Neuroethics

Addiction Neuroethics
Author: Adrian Carter,Wayne Hall,Judy Illes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123859735
ISBN 13: 9780123859730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Neuroethics Book Review:

Research increasingly suggests that addiction has a genetic and neurobiological basis, but efforts to translate research into effective clinical treatments and social policy needs to be informed by careful ethical analyses of the personal and social implications. Scientists and policy makers alike must consider possible unintended negative consequences of neuroscience research so that the promise of reducing the burden and incidence of addiction can be fully realized and new advances translated into clinically meaningful and effective treatments. This volume brings together leading addiction researchers and practitioners with neuroethicists and social scientists to specifically discuss the ethical, philosophical, legal and social implications of neuroscience research of addiction, as well as its translation into effective, economical and appropriate policy and treatments. Chapters explore the history of ideas about addiction, the neuroscience of drug use and addiction, prevention and treatment of addiction, the moral implications of addiction neuroscience, legal issues and human rights, research ethics, and public policy. Features outstanding and truly international scholarship, with chapters written by leading experts in neuroscience, addiction medicine, psychology and more Informs psychologists of related research in neuroscience and vice versa, giving researchers easy one-stop access to knowledge outside their area of specialty

Dementia and Memory

Dementia and Memory
Author: Thomas J. Farrer,Elise K. Eifert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN 10: 1119658128
ISBN 13: 9781119658122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia and Memory Book Review:

Addresses the psychology and treatment of diseases that affect the memory of an aging population The aging population is growing, with a significant portion of the population over the age of 65. Epidemiological research suggests that rates of age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s disease will increase. Older individuals and their families face a host of problems related to the diagnosis, treatment, and psychological management of these conditions. There is a growing demand for healthcare personnel and professionals in the human and social services who have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of this special population. Dementia and Memory: Introduction for Professionals in Health and Human Services aims to provide an introduction to dementia and memory disorders for professionals in public health, nursing, social work, gerontology, psychology, and beyond. This book offers a scientifically rigorous approach with an approachable writing style, making it an ideal resource for all helping professions. All chapters take a multi-disciplinary approach to instruction, and all diseases are presented with applicable historical background. For each condition covered, from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to depression and frailty, you’ll find a description of the condition, epidemiological data, pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, treatment strategies, and a case vignette. You’ll also learn about older adults’ daily needs, behavioral interventions, caregiver stress, and more. Gain background knowledge of age-related conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body dementia, multiple sclerosis, and more Learn about the neuroanatomy of the aging brain and how its manifestations lead to unique caregiving issues and challenges Discover pharmacological, management, and intervention techniques that will help you better care for aging adults Combat caregiver stress and compassion fatigue when dealing with difficult memory disorders and dementia Anyone who works with older adults in community, clinical, or research settings will benefit from this in-depth information on conditions of aging and dementia.