Aging and Dementia


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 neuropathology characteristic for aging and various subtypes of
dementia will be related to specific functional neuronal circuits.
Based on these functional neuronal circuits the clinical outcome in
terms of cognitive and behavioural disorders will be explained.
Specific attention will be given to the relationship between dementia
and motor activity and between dementia and pain experience.

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.

Additional Information

As of 2017-18, this course is no longer part of the one year Master
track Clinical Neuropsychology.

Custom Course Registration

LET OP: Studenten die het vak volgen in periode 3 en verder kunnen zich pas intekenen voor het tentamen vanaf december 2015. Dus als je voor half oktober intekent voor het vak, zet dan het vinkje bij intekenen voor het tentamen uit. Je moet je dan dus in december alsnog intekenen voor het tentamen.

General Information

Course Code P_MAGINGD
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder
Examiner prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder
Teaching Staff prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture