Neuropsychological Assessment of Demented Patients
A great variety of more or less standardized instruments are available for the assessment of cognitive impairment, some developed especially to identify patients with a progressive dementing illness, others belonging to the repertoire for testing stroke or trauma patients. The tests are more or less sophisticated, more or less reliable according to basic psychometric criteria, but they should not all be accepted at face value as serving the purpose for which they were developed. The most frequently used tests can be divided into three broad categories:
Brief mental status tests
Rating scales specific to the evaluation of dementia
Neuropsychological tests that assess a wide range of cognitive abilities
KeywordsAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Vascular Dementia Neuropsychological Assessment Demented Patient Psychological Function
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