The text provides a lifespan developmental approach to neuropsychology. It addresses the many issues in neuropsychological assessment that differ between younger and older adults. It describes the symptoms, neuropathology, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options of common neurological disorders associated with aging. It also addresses special considerations related to geriatric neuropsychology, such as ethical issues, family systems issues, decision-making capacity, cultural consideration, and medical/medication/substance use issues. Additionally, a list of resources for the elderly and their families is also provided.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction, Shane S. Bush & Thomas A. Martin Part II. Assessment. Chapter 1. The Clinical Interview, Jacobus Donders
Chapter 2. Selection and Use of Screening Measures in Geriatric Neuropsychology, Jean Lengenfelder & John DeLuca. Chapter 3. Neuropsychological Batteries for Older Adults, John L. Woodard & Bradley N. Axelrod. Chapter 4. Applications of Technology to Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults, Philip Schatz. Chapter 5. Testing Accomodations in Geriatric Neuropsychology, Bruce Caplan & Judith A. Shechter. Chapter 6. Cultural Considerations in Neuropsychological Assessment of older adults, Desiree A. Byrd & Jennifer J. Manly. Chapter 7. Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Findings in Normal and Pathological Aging, James T. Becker, Howard Aizenstein, & Meryl A. Butters. Part III. Neuropsychological Disorders. Chapter 8. Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, Ronald F. Zec & Nicole R. Burkett. Chapter 9. Cerebrovascular Disorders: Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Features, Stephen N. Macciocchi, Amy L. Alderson, & Sara L. Schara. Chapter 10. Neuropsychology of Parkinson's Disease and its Dementias, Alexander I. Tröster & Steven Paul Woods. Chapter 11. Traumatic Brain Injury and the Older Adult, Thomas A. Martin & Brick Johnstone. Part IV. Clinical Considerations in Geriatric Neuropsychology. Chapter 12. Co-Occuring Psychiatric and Neurological Impairments in older adults, Mary R. Hibbard, Sabrina Breed, Teresa Ashman, & Julie Williams. Chapter 13. Sleep Disorders and Geriatric Neuropsychology , Manfred F. Greiffenstein. Chapter 14. Geriatric Pain and Neuropsychological Assessment, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Jennifer Jacobson Kirk, & Stephen T. Wegener. Chapter 15. Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Efrain Gonzales, Margaret M. Mustelier, Jose A. Rey, & Deborah West. Chapter 16. Substance Abuse in older adults. Doug Johnson-Greene Anjeli B. Inscore. Chapter 17. Neuropsychologists as Family Service Providers. Laura A. Taylor Lee A. Livingston, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer and Deborah D. West. Chapter 18. Decision-Making Capacity in the Impaired older adult. Paul J. Moberg and Maureen Gibney. Chapter 19. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Neuropsychology. Shane S. Bush & Thomas A. Martin . About the editors. Editor and author contact information
"Bush and Martin's new text succinctly captures the multiple vectors of change within the field and provides the practitioner with a comprehensive guide to both traditional neuropsychological applications with older patients and new opportunities. Neuropsychologists will find the text helpful in every aspect of practice including the selection of tests, understanding valid accommodations, and various disease and clinical conditions in the elderly. This text is a valuable resource for neuropsychologists treating geriatric patients." -- Robert G. Frank, PhD, University of Florida
"This carefully edited book provides the clinician and researcher with a balanced and comprehensive perspective of neuropsychology for the elderly. Respected experts have consistently bridged the scientific findings of their specialty with clinical applications. The book will serve as a useful resource for guiding both clinicians and researchers to select specific neurocognitive and psychodiagnostic measures tailored to diagnosing the elderly. I strongly recommend this book to all clinicians, researchers and student in the field of gerontology. This is not only the most comprehensive resource book on the elderly, but since we all face a decline due to aging, I especially appreciated the tone throughout the book that honors the elderly for the richness of their experiences and wisdom.
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