Neuropsychological Assessments of Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities

Editors: Prasher, Vee P. (Ed.)

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Up until the early 1980s there were a limited number of tests used for diagnosing dementia, and those existing were severely limited in terms of accurate detection, particularly in individuals with intellectual disabilities. The last 25 years however have seen several neurological measures being developed to aid in this diagnosis, with treatment further branching out to include psychologists, psychiatrists, specialised nurses and neuroscientists, as well as clinical practioners.

 

As such, this book contains a review of the most important neuropsychological measures currently used in the assessment of dementia by the principal clinicians and researchers associated with the tests. Clinicians and research workers, who have been at the forefront in developing the tests in question, provide clear practical guidance on the scope of each test, as well as an analysis of their accuracy and limitations. The international team of distinguished contributors have brought together a concise and practical guide to the multi-disciplinary work now encouraged to manage these disabilities; using their own personal experience, this title further analyses the effectiveness of the many popular treatment programs and approaches

The end result is a comprehensive and authoritative volume which provides an essential handbook reference for all those working in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Overview of the neuropsychological assessment of dementia in intellectual disability

    Margallo-Lana, M.L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Issues in Dementia Assessment Methods

    Burt, D. B.

    Pages 19-38

  • The Dementia Questionnaire for People with Intellectual Disabilities

    Evenhuis, H.M. (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Dementia Scale for Down Syndrome

    Jozsvai, E. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

  • The Dyspraxia Scale for adults with Down syndrome

    Dalton, A.J.

    Pages 67-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuropsychological Assessments of Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities
Editors
  • Vee P. Prasher
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-249-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-249-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
Topics