Journal article

Personality in old age

H Foerstl, R Perneczky, A Karenberg, J Diehl-Schmid, NT Lautenschlager

Der Nervenarzt | SPRINGER | Published : 2009


Modern developmental psychology tends to draw a positive, resource-based picture of human aging. We will however focus on more difficult aspects of personality in old age which are of psychiatric relevance: the persistence of cluster A and C personality disorders, antisocial personality in the elderly; the interaction of personality and a detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI); personality features as risk or protective factors or early signs of Alzheimer's dementia; changes of personality in Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia. We will briefly mention recent neuroimaging studies which appear to suggest a functional neuroanatomy of personality. A quote from Cicero's cato ma..

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