Table of contents
About this book
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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia
Lisa D. Ravdin
Heather L. Katzen
- Series Title Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology
- 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 Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3105-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-9140-8
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3106-0
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XV, 527
- Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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- Industry Sectors
- Health & Hospitals
From the reviews:
“This is a practical guide to assessment, recommendations, and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. … The chapters are organized fairly uniformly … . The book includes helpful tables and figures as well as some clinical case examples. … this will be an invaluable resource, both for seasoned veterans and novice clinicians. It also will be of great assistance to neuropsychologists who are considering changing their focus to older adults.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2013)
“A ‘must have’ for the bookshelves of any neuropsychologist who sees or wants to see older adults. … Hats off to Drs Lisa Ravdin and Heather Katzen for putting together such a useful, well written addition to the Clinical Handbook series … . I recommend this book to anyone who is involved in or considering providing assessment to older adults. I guarantee it will provide you with new perspectives and/or issues to consider as you move forward in your clinical practice.” (Laura A. Flashman, Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology, 2013)