This is not a book for everyone, but almost anyone interested in behavior could find something of interest here. It is a book that should be of substantial interest to neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and geriatricians. It is a well planned and comprehensive review of memory functions in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and several moderately rare neurodegenerative processes. The book is divided into three major sections. The first, Biological Perspectives, covers biological aspects of neurodegenerative diseases with separate chapters covering the neuropathology, imaging, and biochemical aspects of these conditions. Also included in this section are several interesting chapters on the relevance of animal studies of memory function to human memory function. The second section, Cognitive Perspectives, contains a chapter on executive functions and separate chapters delineating specific types of memory deficits (recent, remote, semantic, and procedural memory), which are usually subsumed under the general category of memory impairment. Dealing with specific aspects of memory functions in this manner lends great clarity to the types of memory impairment and allows a clear discussion of which aspect of memory is affected in each neurodegenerative disorder. The third section, Clinical Perspectives, includes not only the usual clinical and treatment data but also very interesting chapters on risk factors for each of the neurodegenerative diseases, cross-cultural issues, various aspects of psychometric performance and measurement in these conditions (e.g., the impact of depressive illness on cognitive function and testing and the impact of surgical treatment), pharmacological management, and a very thoughtful chapter on the ethical and legal issues encountered by the clinician caring for the patient with cognitive impairments. Surprisingly for a book that draws so heavily on neuropsychological data, there is little mention of the behavioral management of these conditions. Each major section has a helpful and thoughtful summary chapter.