Neuropsychological Assessment in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Sharelle Baldwin1, Sarah Tomaszewski Farias1

1 University of California Davis Health System, Department of Neurology, Sacramento, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Neuroscience
Unit Number:  Unit 10.3
DOI:  10.1002/0471142301.ns1003s49
Online Posting Date:  October, 2009
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults. It represents a significant public health concern because of its associated personal, social, and economic burden. As such, AD is the focus of considerable research worldwide. This unit reviews the major cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with AD, and the practical application of current neuropsychological procedures used to assess these deficits. Curr. Protoc. Neurosci. 49:10.3.1‐10.3.8. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: neuropsychological assessment; Alzheimer's disease; dementia

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The General Course of Cognitive and Behavioral Disturbances in Alzheimer'S Disease
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
  • Tables
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