Neuropsychological Evaluation Of The Older Adult: A Clinician's Guidebook

Other | June 1, 2000

byGreen, Joanne, Joanne Green

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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.

Key Features
* 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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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...

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 neurop...

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Format:OtherDimensions:311 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080537464

ISBN - 13:9780080537467

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Table of Contents

Activities Preceding Patient Arrival.
The Clinical Interview.
General Principles and Guidelines for Formal Testing.
Evaluation of General Intellectual Function, Attention, Executive Function, Verbal Abilities, and Visuospatial and Visuoconstructive Abilities.
Memory Evaluation in Older Adults.
Neuropsychological Profiles of Common Disorders Affecting Older Adults I: Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
Neuropsychological Profiles II: Vascular disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
Neuropsychological Profiles III: Parkinsonian Disorders, Corticobasal Degeneration, Huntington's Disease.
Neuropsychological Profiles IV: Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance-Related Disorders, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Metabolic and Toxic Disorders.
Assessment of Depression during the Neuropsychological Evaluation.
Organizing and Interpreting Test Findings.
Writing the Evaluation Report.
Providing Feedback and Planning Follow-up Services.
References.
Index.