Neuropsychological Studies of Nonfocal Brain Damage: Dementia and Trauma

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461387534
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series in Neuropsychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia: Clinical Issues.- Normal Aging.- The Dementias.- 2 Neuropsychological and Computed Tomographic Identification in Dementia.- Quantifying Cerebral Measurements.- Neuropsychological Findings in Dementia.- Neuropsychological-CT Scan Interrelationships.- Subgroup Analysis and Dementia: Neuropsychological, CT Scan, and Presenting Symptom Analysis.- Prediction of Deterioration.- Relationship of CT with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography Scanning Techniques.- Summary.- 3 Dementia of the Alzheimer Type: Challenges of Definition and Clinical Diagnosis.- History of Clinical Diagnosis of DAT.- DAT Diagnostic Criteria.- Pathophysiological Correlates of DAT Clinical Manifestations.- Differential Diagnosis of DAT.- DAT and the Neurological Basis of Thought.- 4 Discourse Performance in Subjects with Dementia of the Alzheimer Type.- Subjects.- Materials and Methods.- Methods for Data Analysis.- Results.- Discussion.- Appendix 4.A: Language Samples from DAT Patients.- 5 Neuropsychological Assessment and Treatment of Head Trauma Patients.- The Problem.- Organic Factors.- Estimating Severity and Predicting Outcome.- The Recovery Model.- Preinjury Factors.- Cognitive Dysfunction.- Emotional Factors.- Social and Vocational Factors.- Rehabilitation.- 6 Automatic Processing of Frequency Information in Survivors of Severe Closed Head Injury.- Automatic/Effortful Framework.- Frequency Processing in Neurologically Intact Populations.- Studies of Frequency Processing in the Aged and Psychiatric/Neurological Groups.- Automatic and Effortful Processing in Survivors of Severe Closed Head Injury.- Implications of Automatic Processing Deficits for Amnesia.- 7 Linguistic Competence and Level of Cognitive Functioning in Adults with Traumatic Closed Head Injury.- Method.- Results.- Discussion.- Appendix 7.A.- 8 A Paradigm Shift in Memory Rehabilitation.- Traditional Approaches to Memory Rehabilitation.- Toward an Ecological Approach to Memory Rehabilitation.- Results of a Survey of Forgetting Experiences.- A Three-Pronged Approach to Memory Rehabilitation.- Conclusions.- 9 Closed Head Trauma: Somatic, Ophthalmic, and Cognitive Impairments in Nonhospitalized Patients.- Method.- Results.- Conclusions.- Appendix 9.A.- 10 Activation of Semantic Relations in Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Disease.- Lexicosemantic Processing in HD.- Lexical and Semantic Priming in DAT.- General Discussion and Conclusions.- Author Index.
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