Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Older Adult
A Clinician's Guidebook
- Joanne Green, Emory University, Wesley Woods Center, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
One of the largest patient populations seen by neuropsychologists are older adults suffering from problems associated with aging. Further, the proportion of the population aged 65 and above is rising rapidly. This book provides a guide to neuropsychological clinicians increasingly called upon to assess this population. The book details in a step-by-step fashion the phases and considerations in performing a neuropsychological assessment of an older patient. It covers procedural details including review of patient's medical records, clinical interview, formal testing, interpretation of test scores, addressing referral questions, and preparing an evaluation report.
Graduate and undergraduate students in clinical psychology; practicing psychologists seeking continuing education in neuropsychology; psychiatrists; neurologists; geriatricians; nurse practitioners; social workers