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Cognitive Screening Instruments

A Practical Approach

  • A. J. Larner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. Rhys Davies, Andrew J. Larner
    Pages 47-60
  3. R. Rhys Davies, Andrew J. Larner
    Pages 61-77
  4. Brian J. Mainland, Kenneth I. Shulman
    Pages 79-109
  5. Parunyou Julayanont, Natalie Phillips, Howard Chertkow, Ziad S. Nasreddine
    Pages 111-151
  6. Elke Kalbe, Josef Kessler
    Pages 153-163
  7. Jeremy M. Brown
    Pages 183-199
  8. Katrin M. Seeher, Henry Brodaty
    Pages 201-208
  9. Kiri Jefferies, Tim M. Gale
    Pages 209-218
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-247

About this book

Introduction

Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. Dementia and cognitive disorders are now recognised as an increasing public health problem, both in terms of patient numbers and cost, as populations age throughout the world. Despite this, many patients with dementia never receive a formal diagnosis, with implications for their appropriate care and management. Diagnostic tests which identify cases of dementia therefore have an important role.

Expert authors from around the world equip the reader of Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, the time required for administration, and rules on scoring, such as how to correct for variations in the patient’s age or education, and suggested cut-off scores.

Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach is a handy, illustrated guide and a valuable diagnostic aid for practitioners working closely with patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. This volume will be of use both to clinicians and to professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.

Keywords

Cognitive screening Dementia Mild cognitive impairment Neurology Neuropsychology Old age psychiatry Primary care physician

Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. Larner
    • 1
  1. 1.LiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2452-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2451-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2452-8
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