Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

David Aaron Maroof, Cynthia A. Munro

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Abstract

Neuropsychological assessment improves diagnostic accuracy above standard clinical examination, and has become a valuable part of the multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation of patients with possible dementia. Among non-psychologists, many aspects of the neuropsychological examination are not readily apparent, as implementation of sound psychometric theory and methods is the bedrock for the development and application of assessment measures. In this chapter, we provide a step-by-step explanation of the process of clinical inference that occurs after formal cognitive tests are administered. We also discuss various contexts of neuropsychological assessment, misconceptions about the field, and current trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages232-237
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470747230
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2010

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Assessment
  • Cognitive
  • Dementia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Norms
  • Statistical methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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