The editors of this book assembled presentations at the 1997 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association that examined how aging affects cognition, memory, social relationships, emotion, physical and mental health, and responses to psychotherapy. In addition to two introductory chapters, there are seven sections to the book. To provide a comprehensive sweep, all of the papers by necessity are succinct and well referenced. Section 1, Neuropsychology and Aging, provides an enticing entry. In the first paper, Albert postulates that changes in the brain in early Alzheimer’s disease serve as a likely explanation for memory problems in older adults. She highlights the progress made in understanding the basic components of the memory system and their neurobiological substrates and cognitive aging, especially in regard to age-related memory changes and age-related disease. In the second chapter of this section, Kaszniak and Newman discuss two popular neuropsychological models of cognitive aging—the right-hemisphere hypothesis and the frontal-system hypothesis—and point out that earlier cognitive aging studies may have overestimated the degree of cognitive decline associated with healthy aging.