By Deborah K. Attix PhD, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer Phd

This significant scientific reference and textual content is the 1st quantity to systematically handle the whole means of neuropsychological overview and intervention with older adults. The professional editors and members aspect the present country of data approximately usually encountered stipulations starting from light cognitive impairment to innovative, reliable, and reversible dementias. Evidence-based evaluation and intervention concepts are defined, and particular tips is supplied for linking neuropsychological review to individualized therapy making plans. Demonstrating an array of cognitive education, compensatory, and psychotherapeutic techniques, the amount indicates how those can effectively be used to enhance sufferers' functioning and caliber of lifestyles.

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CONCLUSIONS The previous section on neuropsychological interpretation reviewed key factors that should be synthesized with test data to arrive at diagnostic and functional impressions that are beneficial to both the patient and other treatment professionals involved in his or her care. Whereas some of these factors are addressed in the neuropsychological assessment itself, other factors require the clinician to remain abreast of findings regarding the etiology and diagnosis of cognitive disorders that occur among older adults, and to apply this knowledge to the patient’s profile with the same intellectual rigor that is applied to psychometric data.

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