The Neuropsychology of Degenerative Brain Diseases

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Contents
Prefaceix
PART 1: ASSESSMENT
1. Assessinting Patient3
Introduction3
Mental Status Examinations6
Assessment of Behavior Problems13
Assessment of Adaptive Functioning Level15
Comprehensive Diagnostic Interview Schedules18
Staging Scales19
Conclusions20
2. Neuropsychological Assessment23
Intelligence23
Use of Demographic Variables25
Subtest/Test Comparison Methods25
Memory29
Memory Tests29
Practical Assessment of Memory35
Remote Memory Tests38
Language40
Other Cognitive Functions43
Depression and Cognition44
Neuropsychological Assessment and Research Methodology46
Diagnosis46
Control Groups47
Concurrent Disabilities47
Conclusions48
PART 2: NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
3. Korsakoff's Disease53
Background54
Diagnosis57
Symptoms59
Course and Etiology62

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