Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

John R Hodges

Print publication date: Aug 2007

ISBN: 9780192629760

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource aims to incorporate the enormous advances over the last decade in our understanding of cognitive function into clinical practice, particularly the aspects of memory, language and attention. These advances in theory 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 resource will also be of interest to clinical psychologists. In this second edition, John Hodges has substantially re-organised and expanded on the original edition. It 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 that 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.