The Psychology Shelf.
The Psychology Shelf
The Aging Intellect
Douglas H. Powell
270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
9780415996853, $34.95, www.amazon.com
"The Aging Intellect" by Douglas H. Powell (Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a Consultant in Psychology at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts) addresses the issue of how and why a minority of adults in diverse cultures around the globe remain cognitively fit as they age. Why their minds and intellects continue to be sharp throughout the aging process while others experience loss of mental alertness and acuity. The issues and factors examined include lifestyle habits and attitudes, strategies minimizing mental decline, normal cognitive changes, and intellectual qualities that actually strengthen with age. Informed and informative, "The Aging Intellect" is fascinating read that is enhanced with a glossary, extensive footnotes, and a comprehensive index, making it an ideal and recommended addition to academic and community library collections.