Behavioral medicine and aging.


Journal Article (Review)

A brief history of behavioral medicine and aging is followed by a series of perspectives that help to understand how age is used as a variable in this research, the relative importance of age to declines in cognitive functioning, and the impact of behavioral risk indicators on healthy survival. The authors discuss Alzheimer's disease and the role of age in clinical practice. Also discussed are potential problems in age-related research, ways to improve the knowledge base in behavioral medicine and aging, and thoughts about future challenges to enhance work in behavioral medicine and aging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Siegler, IC; Bastian, LA; Steffens, DC; Bosworth, HB; Costa, PT

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 843 - 851

PubMed ID

  • 12090387

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12090387

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.70.3.843


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States