Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Older Adult

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Older Adult

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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 practiceWAIS-III Similarities Purpose and Administration This test from the WAIS-III requires the use of higher-level ... The WAIS-III manual instructs examiners to use probe questions when the patient gives an unclear or ambiguous response, and useanbsp;...

Title:Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Older Adult
Author:Joanne Green
Publisher:Academic Press - 2000-06-12


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