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Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults

A Clinician"s Guide
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American Psychological Association (APA)
Clinical psychology, Geriatric medicine, Neurology & clinical neurophysiology, Mental Illness, Neuropsychology, Psych
ContributionsMartha Storandt (Editor), Gary R. Vandenbos (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8602895M
ISBN 101557984379
ISBN 139781557984371

Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults reviews the most up-to-date research on the diagnosis of dementia and depression and offers concrete recommendations for evaluating this unique population. A helpful appendix refers readers to cognitive test norms for older : Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults reviews the most up-to-date research on the diagnosis of dementia and depression and offers concrete recommendations for evaluating this unique population.

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A helpful appendix refers readers to cognitive test norms for older adults.4/5(2). Assessment of depression and anxiety in older adults. The assessment of change: serial assessments in dementia evaluations.

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[Martha Storandt; Gary R VandenBos; American Psychological Association.;] -- Two of the most common psychological disorders of later life are dementia and depression. The diagnosis of these conditions presents a challenge to clinicians because the symptoms of depression and.

This book offers practitioners a hands-on guide to bedrock clinical tasks. The first half of the volume addresses special considerations for conducting neuropsychological assessments of older adults, such as disease management issues, sleep concerns, and ethical matters.

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The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults.

The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second. 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.

Introduction / Jack G.

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Wiggins, Jr. --General principles of assessment of older adults / Martha Storandt --Neuropsychological assessment of dementia / Meryl A.

Butters, David P. Salmon, and Nelson Butters --Assessment of depression in older adults: a guide for practitioners / Forrest R. Scogin --Differential diagnosis of dementia and depression. Although Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia in adults 60 years and older, dementia is often the result of other disease processes (e.g., Lewy body disease, cerebrovascular disease).

Understanding the cause of a patient's dementia can guide family physicians in prescription decisions (e.g., Cited by: 1.

The feasibility and reliability of neuropsychological assessment at a distance have been demonstrated, but the validity of this testing medium has not been adequately demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of video teleconferencing administration of neuropsychological measures (teleneuropsychology) in discriminating cognitively impaired from non-impaired groups of older adults.

[Read book] Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: A Clinician's. Neuropsychological assessment of older adults has assumed a prominent role in a variety of contexts.

For example, neuropsychological assessment plays a critical role in evaluations for dementia and for tracking dementia-related changes. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: A Clinician's Guide Edited by Martha Storandt and Gary R. VandenBos; Psychology and the Aging Revolution: How We Adapt to Longer Life Edited by Sara Honn Qualls and Norman Abeles; Understanding Depression in Women: Applying Empirical Research to Practice and Policy.

Aging and Neuropsychological Assessment. It is a privilege to be asked to write the foreword for so excellent a book, so timely and so much needed by the field.

Neuropsychological assessment of memory impairment in dementia should, at the very least, aim to cover verbal and non-verbal memory, immediate and delayed recall, as well as the influence of multi-trial learning on memory.

Most test batteries include assessment for these areas, Cited by: Th e Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia off ers practi-tioners a hands-on guide to these bedrock clinical tasks. Th e fi rst half of the volume addresses special considerations for conducting neuropsychological assessments of older adults, such as disease management issues, sleep concerns, and ethical Size: 6MB.

By: Darcy Cox, PsyD, RPsych, ABPP, Neuropsychological testing is recommended for the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults.

Practice guidelines support neuropsychological testing in this population to identify mild cognitive impairment and to differentiate be­tween types of dementia.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia Neuropsychological research on dementia has focused on AD because it is the most com-mon cause of dementia and is primarily defined tients and normal older adults. First, patients with very early AD are particularly impaired.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatr Disorders Author: Igor Grant: Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Depression Author: Martha Storandt: Neuropsychology for Clinical Practice Author: Oscar A.

Parsons. This updated book offers up-to-date practical advice for professionals working in neuropsychology with older adult. It Focuses on fundamentals, common issues, special considerations, and late-life cognitive disorders, specialists address the problems and assessment concerns.

The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older.

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Whether depression in older adults mimics cognitive impairment or is a precursor of dementia remains to be determined; however, there is growing evidence of an association between the two (Sáez. Neuropsychological Tests.

Neuropsychological tests are specifically designed tasks used to measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular brain structure or pathway.[1] Tests are used for research into brain function and in a clinical setting for the diagnosis of deficits.

This article is concluded with suggestions for clinicians when deciding who to refer for neuropsychological assessment and with ideas for further research that might promote a better understanding of the complex association between depression and dementia during old by: Many older adults with MDD have neuropsychological deficits in domains like episodic memory and executive functions (5, 6), which can persist even in remission.

These deficits can be difficult to differentiate from or early dementia, and may reflect a common by:   ABSTRACTOlder adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) may also have preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Differential diagnosis is quite challenging due to the overlapping symptoms of MDD and AD. In the current study, we predicted that impaired long-term memory (an area most affected in early AD), but not executive function (an area affected in MDD and AD), would distinguish older Cited by: Neuropsychological assessment as part of dementia evaluation • Detection and tracking of dementia • Required for diagnosis of AD using NINCDS-ADRDA criteria • Included as an evaluation component for the diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) practice parameters for the American Academy of Size: KB.

Neuropsychological assessment, in the broader sense, is common clinical practice with older adults because of the widespread use of mental status examinations and dementia rating scales. In the more narrow sense, a neuropsychological assessment conducted by a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist is used less frequently and for Cited by: In all, older adults were divided into Normal Aging (NA, N = 96), mild cognitive impairment (MCI, N = 85), mild dementia, and Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD, N = 93).

After diagnosis, they performed the procedures of the study, involving the assessment of cognitive functioning, depression and activities of Cited by: 7. Neuropsychological assessment is typically viewed as valuable by both consumers and referring agents, but is not appropriate for all older adults with either a known or suspected cognitive impairment.

by Robert Frerichs, PhD, CPsych C hanges affecting concentra-tion, memory, communica-tion, or even decision-making are not uncommon among older.Depression is frequently accompanied by cognitive problems, especially in older persons; and, in some cases, these cognitive problems are severe enough to be labeled pseudodementia (1,2).

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment Problems in differentiating depression vs. dementia.Depression and Dementia in the Elderly ic diseases associated with progressive decline (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease [AD] and Parkinson’s disease [PD]) have symptoms that overlap with depres- sion; and 4) dementia and depression can co-exist.

The track record of primary.