Geriatric Neuropsychology: Assessment and Intervention by Deborah K. Attix PhD, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer Phd

By Deborah K. Attix PhD, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer Phd

This significant medical reference and textual content is the 1st quantity to systematically tackle the full strategy of neuropsychological review and intervention with older adults. The professional editors and participants aspect the present kingdom of information approximately usually encountered stipulations starting from light cognitive impairment to revolutionary, sturdy, and reversible dementias. Evidence-based overview and intervention ideas are defined, and particular tips is supplied 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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Genetics One of the most promising developments in medicine is the use of genes and other biomarkers to diagnose and treat medical conditions. , 1996). , 1997). As promising as these developments may be, it is important to note that understanding of the diagnostic and treatment implications of such information is complex. , 1998). Unlike the deterministic genotyping for Huntington’s disease and rare familial forms of AD, apoE and other biomarkers will likely provide only probabilistic information about disease susceptibility—which raises ethical issues about disclosing the results of this testing.

1993; Storandt & Hill, 1989). The heterogeneity of diagnostic outcomes emerging from the QD classification established the feasibility of clinical research programs aimed at defining specific clinical (and more specifically, cognitive) markers for improving diagnostic accuracy in AD and dementia. Welsh-Bohmer and colleagues (Welsh-Bohmer, Hulette, Schmechel, Burke, & Saunders, 2001) and others have proposed that preclinical AD is characterized by a continuum of cognitive changes that is paralleled in course by a continuum of histopathological change representative of disease.

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