The third edition of the best-selling Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians provides readers with an up-to-date, practical guide to cognitive function and its assessment to ensure readers have a conceptual knowledge of normal psychological function and how to interpret their findings.
Organized into 8 chapters, this resource offers a framework in
which various aspects of cognition are considered. This includes
the representation of cognition in the brain (such as attention and
memory), focal representation (such as language, praxis and spatial
abilities), detailed descriptions of the major syndromes
encountered in clinical practice, and discussions on taking a
patient's history and performing cognitive testing. To ensure
readers are aware of the latest developments in patient assessment
and neuropsychological practice all content has been carefully
revised by John R. Hodges to include essential updates on areas
such as the pathology and genetics of frontotemporal dementia, and
social cognition and major syndromes encountered in clinical
practice such as delirium.
This useful resource offers a theoretical basis for cognitive
assessment at the bedside or in the clinic, and a practical guide
to taking an appropriate history and examining patients presenting
with cognitive disorders. This edition also includes the latest
version of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III), and
16 case histories on a variety of cognitive disorders illustrating
the method of assessment and how to use the ACE-III in clinical
practice. In addition, the appendix outlines the range of formal
tests commonly used in neuropsychological practice.