Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Older Adult: A Clinician's Guidebook

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Academic Press, 30 mar. 2000 - 311 páginas
One of the largest patient populations seen by neuropsychologists are older adults suffering from problems associated with aging. Further, the proportion of the population aged 65 and above is rising rapidly. This book provides a guide to neuropsychological clinicians increasingly called upon to assess this population. The book details in a step-by-step fashion the phases and considerations in performing a neuropsychological assessment of an older patient. It covers procedural details including review of patient's medical records, clinical interview, formal testing, interpretation of test scores, addressing referral questions, and preparing an evaluation report.

  • Outlines a clear, logical approach to neuropsychological evaluation
  • Provides specific clinical practice guidelines for each phase of the evaluation
  • Integrates clinical practice with up-to-date research findings
  • Recommends specific tests for evaluating older adults
  • Details how to interpret test findings and identify the patient's neuropsychological profile
  • Illustrates important points with examples and case materials, many neuropathologically-confirmed
  • Includes forms useful in clinical practice
 

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Activities Preceding Patient Arrival
1
Optimizing the Test Environment
24
Choosing Normative Data for Older Individuals
30
Evaluation of General Intellectual Function
37
Tests of Specific Abilities
43
Memory Evaluation in Older Adults
74
Neuropsychological Profiles of Common
93
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
108
Assessment of Depression during
169
Neuropsychological Profiles of Depression
175
Organizing and InterpretingTest Findings
182
Writing the Evaluation Report
201
Providing Feedback and Planning
205
Discussing Treatment Alternatives Patient Care
211
APPENDIXES
217
Behavioral Observations
223

Neuropsychological Profiles IhVascular Disease
115
Dementia with Lewy Bodies
126
Parkinsonian
129
Other Parkinsonian Syndromes
140
Traumatic Brain
147
F Outline of the Report of the Neuropsychological Evaluation
229
H Basic Brain Neuroanatomy
253
INDEX
303
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Sobre el autor (2000)

Dr. Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine. She is Chief Neuropsychologist of the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Center at Wesley Woods Health Center, and of the Movement Disorders Program. She has been actively involved in clinical work, research, and teaching on the neuropsychology of older adults for over ten years. She has authored or co-authored over thirty research articles and chapters related to normal and abnormal cognition, with a focus on Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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