Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care

  • Maureen Nash
  • Sarah Foidel

About this book


This book approaches dementia by reviewing behavioral disturbances, cognitive, and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis.  This approach allows physicians to design specific interventions that is tailored to the person and their challenges, which is often poorly executed. 


Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits.  The book explores ideas of effective care planning to decrease the need for medical intervention, loss of residence, decrease caregiver burden, decrease medical cost/hospital admission, and quality of life centered care for person’s living with dementia.  The book includes case studies, assessment samples, care plans, and a wide array of helpful tools for interprofessional clinicians.


Neurocognitive Behavioral Disturbances is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, primary care physicians, gerontologists, nursing home directors, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and other health professionals involvement in holistic assessment and care planning for those with neurocognitive disorders.


Cognitive assessment of dementia patients Dementia care planning Quality of life for aging patients Functional assessment of dementia patients Non-pharmacological management

Editors and affiliations

  • Maureen Nash
    • 1
  • Sarah Foidel
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.School of Occupational TherapyPacific UniversityHillsboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11267-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11268-4
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