Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia

Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

1st Edition - November 27, 2020

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  • Author: Helmut Hildebrandt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210734
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210727

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Neuropsychological Tools for Dementia: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment takes a unique approach by combining the neuroscientific background of neuropsychology, neuropsychological tools for diagnosis and disease staging, and neuropsychological treatment into one comprehensive book for researchers and clinicians. Sections present an introduction to neuropsychological assessment in dementias, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia (alpha-synucleinopathies), atypical Parkinson’s diseases (tauopathies), language and behavioral variants of frontotemporal lobe degeneration, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. Each chapter elucidates the point that neuropsychological measures provide the tools to differentiate disease-specific impairments from normal age-related cognitive decline, and from other neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, the book discusses the possibility of helping patients through neuropsychological intervention. Case studies aid in the reader’s comprehension of the field, and two short guidelines for each disease’s specific assessment and treatment prepare readers for handling real-life patients.

Key Features

  • Includes epidemiological information regarding dementia
  • Demonstrates the use of neuropsychological tests and screening tools in diagnosing and differentiating patients with dementia
  • Outlines which investigation strategy and neuropsychological tests work best for assessing patients for different neurodegenerative diseases
  • Reviews specific interventions to slow the progress of dementia wherever possible
  • Discusses the neuropathology, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease


Advanced students and researchers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: Neuropsychology and the assessment of patients with dementia
    2. Alzheimer’s disease: neuropathology, neuropsychological differential diagnosis, and treatment
    3. The alphasynucleinopathies: Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and multisystem atrophy
    4. Atypical Parkinson’s diseases: progressive supranuclear paralysis and corticobasal degeneration
    5. Primary progressive aphasias
    6. Behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia
    7. Normal pressure hydrocephalus
    8. A short guideline for the neuropsychological differential diagnosis of the dementias
    9. Overview treatment options

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 27, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210734
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210727

About the Author

Helmut Hildebrandt

Dr. Helmut Hildebrandt is currently a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital Bremen-Ost. Dr. Hildebrandt’s clinical work focuses on the rehabilitation of patients with severe cognitive disorders at the early neurological rehabilitation unit and the assessment of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. He also teaches courses on clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation at the University of Oldenburg and conducts clinical studies with different rehabilitation units in Bremen, Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, and Bonn. Furthermore, Dr. Hildebrandt conducts research on the rehabilitation of memory and neurological neglect. He is a former member of the scientific advisory board of the German neuropsychological society (GNP). For the last 10 years, Dr. Hildebrandt has been involved in the development of most of Germany’s guidelines concerning neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Hospital Bremen-Ost, Germany

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