Neuropsychology with older adults

Nathan Hantke, Nicholas T. Bott

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Abstract

The process of growing older is accompanied by a variety of cognitive changes, both in normal healthy aging and in the context of neurodegenerative disorders. This chapter will first provide a review of the cognitive changes commonly experienced by older adults. Second, this chapter will discuss the role of neuropsychology in the assessment of cognitive changes that are reflective of neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia. Finally, this chapter will review research on the association between mental health symptoms and cognitive functioning in older adults, with an emphasis on late-life depression and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Mental Health and Aging
PublisherElsevier
Pages257-275
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128001363
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cognitive decline
  • Dementia
  • Late-life anxiety
  • Late-life depression
  • Memory
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Vascular dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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