By Mahendra K. Thakur, Suresh I.S. Rattan
This publication brings jointly most modern info on assorted features of mind getting older and at the options for intervention and treatment of age-related mind issues. It comprises 18 chapters via best researchers, and every bankruptcy is a entire and significant overview of the subject in query, discusses the present situation and makes a speciality of destiny views. the objective readership is the undergraduate and graduate scholars within the universities, in scientific and nursing faculties, in addition to the post-graduate researchers and working towards clinicians who wish to learn about the most recent advancements within the box of neurodegenerative problems and their healing interventions. This e-book can be of a lot curiosity to pharmaceutical, nutrients and healthcare for a simple entry to actual and trustworthy info within the box of getting older examine and intervention.
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Brain Aging and Therapeutic Interventions by Mahendra K. Thakur, Suresh I.S. Rattan