Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

  • Lisa D. Ravdin
  • Heather L. Katzen

Part of the Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology book series (CHNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Assessment of Older Adults: Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie Cosentino, Yaakov Stern
      Pages 11-23
    3. Monica Rivera Mindt, Alyssa Arentoft, Kelly Coulehan, Desiree Byrd
      Pages 25-41
    4. Matthew R. Ebben
      Pages 79-87
    5. Gregg L. Caporaso
      Pages 89-107
    6. Dimitris N. Kiosses
      Pages 109-119
    7. Kevin J. Manning, Maria T. Schultheis
      Pages 135-152
    8. Rosemary Bakker
      Pages 153-165
    9. Jose Gutierrez, Richard S. Isaacson
      Pages 167-192
    10. Edward A. Peck III, Lucien W. Roberts III, Joy M. O’Grady
      Pages 193-216
    11. Arthur C. Russo, Shane S. Bush, Donna Rasin-Waters
      Pages 217-223
    12. Arthur C. Russo, Shane S. Bush, Donna Rasin-Waters
      Pages 225-235
  3. Late Life Cognitive Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Lauren A. Rog, Joseph W. Fink
      Pages 239-256
    3. Linas A. Bieliauskas, Lauren L. Drag
      Pages 257-270

About this book

Introduction

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. The second section illuminates symptoms and issues associated with specific disorders and their relationship to functional impairments. Information is presented in a practitioner friendly format with sample cases, test battery recommendations, and “clinical pearls” from recognized experts in the field. Among the Handbook’s topics: 

·                   Serial assessments in dementia.

·                   Considerations for neuropsychological evaluations with older minority patients.

·                   Impact of medications on cognition.

·                   Assessing depression and anxiety in older adults.

·                   Prevention of cognitive decline.

·                   Plus in-depth chapters on late-life cognitive impairment resulting from Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, cancer, stroke, epilepsy, and a variety of other conditions.

 Useful and informative well beyond its immediate specialty, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a practical reference for neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians (geriatricians, internists, family doctors), health psychologists, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers.

Keywords

Aging Alzheimer support groups Alzheimer's dementia Alzheimer's disease Cognitive changes with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cognitive changes with emphysema Cognitive impairment Dementia Episodic memory disorder Frontotemporal dementia Hydrocephalus Lewy body dementia Memory enhancement Normal aging Parkinson’s dementia Parkinson’s disease Semantic memory disorder Vascular dementia

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa D. Ravdin
    • 1
  • Heather L. Katzen
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3106-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3105-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3106-0
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