Assessment of cognitive function in the elderly

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-317
Number of pages2
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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