Neuropsychological Testing

  • Marilyn S. Albert


A variety of cognitive disorders occur with increasing frequency as people age; these include progressive dementing disorders, acute confusional states, and cognitive disorders secondary to psychiatric syndromes. Epidemiologic studies indicate that approximately 15% of the population older than 65 years of age suffers from some form of dementia.1,2 Moreover, dementia prevalence increases dramatically after age 65. Data in a community-dwelling population suggest that between the ages of 65 and 74 years the prevalence of probable dementia ranges from 2% to 3%; this increases to 22% and 23% among persons 75 to 84 years and to 47% and 48% among persons aged 85 years and older.3


Spatial Ability Frontotemporal Dementia Cognitive Disorder Acute Confusional State Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire 
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