The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors.
Chapter 31: Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive function
Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive function
The ability to assess the cognitive state of an individual is important for both clinical care and for our understanding of the neurological underpinning of cognitive function. Furthermore, understanding changes associated with aging and disease is a critical component of care for the aging populations of the world. Cognitive functioning is one of the key prerequisites for living independently and, as such, it is one of the main determinants of care for elders. Early detection and better prediction of future cognitive decline would enable earlier, perhaps more beneficial treatment as well as preparations for adjustments in care. New methods in unobtrusive monitoring of cognitive performance in a home ...