Aging and age-related disorders


Course Objective

Provide an advanced course on the neuropathological, cognitive and
behavioural consequences of aging and age- related neurodegenerative
diseases, in particular dementia.

Course Content

The clinical course of aging and dementia will be related to
neuropathological characteristics and specific functional neuronal
circuits. The clinical course will be explained in terms of cognitive,
behavioral and functional outcomes, for the various subtypes of
dementia. Specific attention will be given to the concept of preclinical
disease and the earliest clinical symptoms in dementia.

Teaching Methods

Plenary lectures, with an emphasis on interaction with the students.

Method of Assessment

Open-end questions or mc questions.


E. Scherder. Aging and Dementia. Neuropsychology, motor skills and pain.
VU Uitgeverij.

General Information

Course Code P_MAGEDIS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. S.A.M. Sikkes
Examiner dr. S.A.M. Sikkes
Teaching Staff dr. S.A.M. Sikkes

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Lecture