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Cognitive assessment for clinicians

Author: John R Hodges
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Oxford medical publications.
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Provides a practical approach to the assessment of patients with disorders of cognitive function - such as memory and language impairment. Beginning with theoretical background it then goes on to describe how to examine patients, with 12 case histories to illustrate the advocated approach.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodges, John R.
Cognitive assessment for clinicians.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624449694
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Hodges
ISBN: 019262394X 9780192623942 0192623958 9780192623959
OCLC Number: 28548758
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Distributed cognitive functions. A general theoretical framework. Attention/concentration. Memory. Higher-order cognitive function, personality, and behaviour. Delirium. Dementia --
2. Localized cognitive functions. Language. Disorders of reading --
the dyslexias. Disorders of writing --
the dysgraphias. Syndromes of calculating impairment. Disorders of praxis --
the apraxias. Damage to specialized right hemisphere functions. Unilateral neglect. Dressing apraxia. Constructional ability. Complex visuo-perceptual abilities --
the agnosias --
3. Cognitive history-taking and tips on physical examination. The patient interview. The informant interview. Family history. Past medical history. Alcohol intake. Tips on physical examination --
4. Testing cognitive functions at the bedside. General observations. Orientation and attention. Memory. Frontal executive functions. Dominant (left) hemisphere function. Language. Reading. Writing. Calculation. Apraxia. Right hemisphere functions. Neglect phenomena. Dressing apraxia. Constructional ability. Complex visuo-perceptual abilities and the agnosias. Checklist for testing cognitive function --
5. Illustrative cases --
6. Standardized mental test schedules: their uses and abuses. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Information-Memory-Concentration Test: American modification by Fuld. Hodkinson Mental Test. Dementia Rating Scale (DRS). Cambridge Cognitive Examination: CAMCOG --
Appendix: Neuropsychological tests.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: John R. Hodges.
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Provides a practical approach to the assessment of patients with disorders of cognitive function - such as memory and language impairment. Beginning with theoretical background it then goes on to describe how to examine patients, with 12 case histories to illustrate the advocated approach.

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