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Neurocognitive Assessment

  • Thomas Desmidt
  • Merryl Butters
  • Hakan Yakan
  • Wolfgang Spiegel
  • Gustav Kamenski
  • Vincent CamusEmail author
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Abstract

Neurocognitive disorders, are frequent in old age, they alter activity of daily living and may be complicated by serious psychological or behavioral symptoms. They also may alter the quality of life of family caregivers. In that context, their early detection is a major issue in primary care. Regarding the use of screening tools in primary care, the present chapter review different points: which screening tools should GP use, when, and how? Answering these questions should help improving an appropriate use of screening tools, the early screening being the first step of the healthcare paths.

Keywords

Memory complains Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders Screening Cognitive assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Desmidt
    • 1
  • Merryl Butters
    • 2
  • Hakan Yakan
    • 3
  • Wolfgang Spiegel
    • 4
  • Gustav Kamenski
    • 4
  • Vincent Camus
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.CHRU de ToursToursFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineUniversity of AkdenizAntalyaTurkey
  4. 4.Centre for Public Health, Medical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  5. 5.Université François Rabelais de Tours and INSERM U930ToursFrance

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