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: This review of the effects of aging on the nervous system covers functional changes, such as slowing of reaction time; behavioral and psychological changes; physiological changes in the brain; and pathological changes. The author discusses the sensory processes in relation to the neurological examination. Dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and other causes is also discussed. (Neurosurgery 17:348-354, 1985)

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