The Aging Intellect is written for the large number of professionals, including social workers, nurses, retirement home administrators, doctors, psychologists, pastors and others, who oversee the well being of elderly women and men. It provides elder care workers with an array of suggestions (beyond exercising and eating right) that can improve, maintain or maximize the quality of their client's mental abilities for as long as possible. The Aging Intellect serves its purpose by addressing four major issues associated with age-related cognitive decline, each of which has a solid research footing and is within the reach of most seniors.
About the Author:
Douglas H. Powell, Ed.D., ABPP,is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a Consultant in Psychology at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He has worked with older people as a therapist, teacher and researcher for more than two decades. Author of two previous books on aging, he is also the co-author of MicroCog, a computerized test designed to diagnose mild cognitive impairment. The Aging Intellect evolved from the author's lecture notes for students in his classes at Harvard and at Florida Gulf Coast University.