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Chapter 9 - Changes in Emotions and Mood with Aging

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Kenneth M. Heilman
University of Florida
Stephen E. Nadeau
University of Florida
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As many chapters in this book describe, aging, even in the absence of disease, is associated with many changes in brain function. Emotions are among the major factors that determine our actions and interactions, as well as our quality of life. Emotions are primarily mediated by the brain, and thus, with aging, there can be alterations in brain functions that can change emotional functions. This chapter will discuss changes in the brain with aging and how these changes can alter the means by which we communicate, experience, and control and regulate emotions.

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