Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians / Edition 2

Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians / Edition 2

by John R Hodges
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019262976X

ISBN-13: 9780192629760

Pub. Date: 09/21/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

There have been enormous advances over the last decade in our understanding of cognitive function, particularly aspects of memory, language and attention, but these have not been made accessible to clinicians. This book aims to incorporate these advances in theory into clinical practice and to provide a practical approach to cognitive valuation at the bedside,

Overview

There have been enormous advances over the last decade in our understanding of cognitive function, particularly aspects of memory, language and attention, but these have not been made accessible to clinicians. This book aims to incorporate these advances in theory into clinical practice and to provide a practical approach to cognitive valuation at the bedside, based on methods developed at the Cambridge clinic over the past 15 years. Designed primarily for neurologists, psychiatrists and geriatricians in training who require a practical guide to assessing higher mental function, the book will also be of interest to clinical psychologists.

In this long-awaited second edition, John Hodges has substantially re-organized and expanded on the original text. The book includes a new chapter devoted to the Revised Version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-R), with a description of its uses and limitations along with normative data. Given the importance of the early detection of dementia a chapter is dedicated to this topic which draws on advances over the past decade. Several new illustrative case histories have also been added and all of the case descriptions have been orientated around the use of the ACE-R in clinical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192629760
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to The First Edition xi

Preface to The Second Edition xv

Acknowledgements xvii

1 Distributed Cognitive Functions 1

A General Theoretical Framework 1

Arousal and Attention 2

Memory 6

Higher-Order Cognitive Function, Personality and Behaviour 22

2 Delirium and Dementia 29

Delirium 29

Dementia 34

Differential Diagnosis of Delirium and Dementia 53

3 Localized Cognitive Functions 55

Language 56

Disorders of Reading-The Dyslexias 69

Disorders of Writing-The Dysgraphias 73

Syndromes of Calculating Impairment 76

Disorders of Praxis-The Apraxias 76

Damage to Specialized Right Hemisphere Functions 78

Achromatopsia, Colour Agnosia, and Colour Anomia 91

4 Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric History Taking and Tips on Physical Examination 95

The Patient Interview 95

The Informant Interview 106

Family History 107

Past Medical History 108

Alcohol Intake 108

Tips on Physical Examination 109

5 Testing Cognitive Function at the Bedside 113

General Observations 113

Orientation and Attention 114

Episodic Memory 117

Semantic Memory 120

Frontal Executive Functions 121

Dominant (LEFT) Hemisphere Functions 126

Right Hemisphere Functions 134

6 Standardized Mental Test Schedules: Their Uses and Abuses 143

Introduction 143

Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) 145

Information-Memory-Concentration Test (IMC): American Modification by Fuld 147

Hodgkinson Mental Test 149

Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (DRS) 149

Cambridge Cognitive Examination-Revised: CAMCOG 152

Alzheimer's Disease Assement Scale (ADAS) 154

7 The Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised and Supplementary Test Suggestions 157

ACE-R 158

AdditionalMaterial for Particular Cases 178

8 Illustrative Cases 185

Case 1 Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) 185

Case 2 Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease 187

Case 3 Moderate Alzheimer's Disease 189

Case 4 Depressive Pseudodementia 191

Case 5 Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia 192

Case 6 Progressive Non-Fluent Aphasia (PNFA) 194

Case 7 Semantic Dementia 196

Case 8 Progressive Prosopagnosia and Personality Change (right temporal variant of frontotemporal dementia) 198

Case 9 Corticobasal Degeneration 200

Case 10 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) 202

Case 11 Dementia with Lewy Bodies 204

Case 12 Visual Variant of Alzheimer's Disease (posterior cortical atrophy) 206

Case 13 Huntington's Disease 208

Case 14 Amnestic Stroke: Bilateral Thalamic Infarction 210

Case 15 Transient Epileptic Amnesia 212

Appendix: Neuropsychological Tests 215

Selected Further Reading 259

Index 261

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