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1st Edition

The Geriatric Neuropsychology Casebook

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ISBN 9781841694429
April 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is designed to be a practical guide for the clinician using neuropsychological tests in the assessment of elderly patients. It presents concise overviews of the major neuropsychiatric syndromes affecting the elderly, the use of brain imaging in differential diagnosis, interpretation of test results, and how to generate useful treatment recommendations.  Most chapters are devoted to one disorder that affects cognition (e.g. Alzheimer's Disease) and all follow the same format: A first section reviews the disorder in terms of epidemiology, presenting symptoms, typical course, neuropathology (if known), and the presentation of brain imaging, including CT, MRI, and functional imaging (PET, SPECT). A second section is in case presentation format and reviews one or two prototypical and atypical cases. It includes history, brain imaging, test data with raw scores and percentiles, and interpretation. Case management and treatment recommendations based on history and test data are presented. Limitations of the test battery and difficulties in interpretation due to ethnic, cultural, and limited education are discussed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview: Neuropsychology and Aging. Chapter 2: Major Classes of Age-Related Cognitive Disorders. Chapter 3: Mild Cognitive Disorders: Age-Associated Memory Impairment and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Chapter 4: Late-Life Depression. Chapter 5: Late-Life Psychoses. Chapter 6: Alzheimer's Diseas Chapter 7: Vascular Dementia. Chapter 8: Parkinson's Disease and Diffuse Lewy-Body Dementia. Chapter 9: Frontotemporal Dementia and Variant Chapter 10: Degenerative Basal Ganglia Dementias. Chapter 11: Delirium and Confusional States due to Medical Conditions and Medications. Summary and Future

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