By Deborah K. Attix PhD, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer Phd
This significant scientific reference and textual content is the 1st quantity to systematically deal with the whole means of neuropsychological evaluation and intervention with older adults. The professional editors and members aspect the present nation of data approximately usually encountered stipulations starting from gentle cognitive impairment to revolutionary, strong, and reversible dementias. Evidence-based overview and intervention ideas are defined, and particular advice is equipped for linking neuropsychological overview to individualized therapy making plans. Demonstrating an array of cognitive education, compensatory, and psychotherapeutic ways, the quantity indicates how those can effectively be used to enhance sufferers' functioning and caliber of existence.
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Because there is a high degree of heterogeneity in the aging process, the specificity of neuropsychological assessments can be improved by consideration of all relevant sources of information. It is important for clinicians to remain abreast of developments in related areas such as cognitive neuroscience and neuroepidemiology, which can provide valuable information concerning the detection and treatment of age-related cognitive disorders. Evaluations are enriched when they occur in conjunction with other sources of information, such as historical information, functional change measures, and behavioral observations.
This information is indicated by the more clinically relevant data on frequencies of difference scores for factors over time. 2 shows percentile scores for intrafactor change scores from the MOANS cohort. This is the minimum degree of change that most clinicians would require to be present at a 1-year interval to be sure that the change is beyond normative bounds. Relatively small changes in Verbal Comprehension, on the order of 10 points or greater, are statistically rare in normal populations over the interval of 3–5 years.
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