Neuropsychological testing of the five basic areas of mental function (attention, language, memory, visuospatial ability, and conceptualization) can be used to help differentiate the effects of normal aging, delirium, depression, and dementing disorders, and in developing appropriate treatment or management plans. The author assesses the meaning of the test results with particular reference to Alzheimer's disease.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health