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Special Issue "Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Impairment"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Interests: longitudinal process of cognitive aging; early signs of cognitive impairment; Mild Cognitive Impairment and mild dementia; the role of cognitive reserve in early manifestation of the disease; the development computerized cognitive interventions to prevent dementia and other age-related diseases
1. Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain
2. Member of Rede Galega de Investigación en Demencias (Galician Dementia Research Network), Galicia, Spain
Interests: Dementia; physical activity; physical exercise
The huge impact of cognitive impairment and dementia has turned cognitive aging in a public health concern from many perspectives and requiring actions from many sectors. It is increasingly relevant to fully understand age-related neurocognitive changes observed in both normal and pathologic development.
Research on cognitive aging is concerned with language, learning, memory, and other intellectual abilities responsible for daily adjustment, and with explaining the mechanism of cognitive changes with advancing age. These changes range from subtle cognitive complaints associated with normal aging to mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Research on cognitive impairment is currently focused in identifying risk factors and mechanism of age-related impairment, with a strong focus on early detection of dementia and early interventions. New trends in the study of cognitive impairment include new diagnostic labels, such as Mild Behavioral Impairment and Subjective Cognitive Decline. In this context, early intervention and preventive approaches are gaining relevance, including cognitive training and cognitive stimulation, physical exercise, nutritional and technology-based interventions.
This Special Issue on Geriatrics will focus on current advances in the study of cognitive aging and the age-related risk factors of cognitive impairment, with a special emphasis on preventive interventions. The Special Issue provides an open access opportunity to publish research articles, reviews, opinions, letters, and case reports related to this important field of research. I encourage you and your colleagues to submit for publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. David Facal
Prof. Dr. José Mª Cancela Carral
Dr. Carlos Spuch
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geriatrics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Cognitive aging
- Cognitive impairment
- Cognitive reserve
- Cognitive training
- Cognitive frailty