Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

  • ISBN 9783319934969
This comprehensive update offers practical advice for professionals working in

neuropsychology with older adults. Focusing on fundamentals, common issues,

special considerations, and late-life cognitive disorders, respected names in this critical

specialty address a wide range of presenting problems and assessment, diagnostic,

and treatment concerns. Th roughout, coverage pays keen attention to detail, bringing

real-world nuance to large-scale concepts and breaking down complex processes into

digestible steps. And like its predecessor, the new Handbook features recommendations

for test batteries and ends each chapter by extracting its "clinical pearls."

A sampling of the topics covered:

* Assessment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

* The assessment of change: serial assessments in dementia evaluations.

* Elder abuse identifi cation in older adults.

* Clinical assessment of postoperative cognitive decline.

* Cognitive training and rehabilitation in aging and dementia.

* Diff erentiating mild cognitive impairment and cognitive changes of normal


* Evaluating cognition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

This Second Edition of the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

offers a wealth of expert knowledge and hands-on guidance for neuropsychologists,

gerontologists, social workers, and other clinicians interested in aging. Th is can be a

valuable reference for those studying for board certifi cation in neuropsychology as well

as a resource for veteran practitioners brushing up on key concepts in neuropsychology

of age related disorders.
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