Thomas J. Farrer
- 9 Avril 2020
Part of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book covers the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the CVLT-C, CVLT-II, and CVLT-3. Additionally, readers will find a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the assessment, a review of the CVLT's performance in clinical populations, and illustrative case reports. Each chapter ends with a Test Yourself section for enhanced learning. Essentials of the California Verbal Learning Test: CVLT-C, CVLT-2, & CVLT3 is a perfect resource for anyone who needs to understand and use the CVLT assessments.
- 15 Octobre 2019
This important book describes the effects of a range of medical, psychological, and neurological conditions on brain functioning, specifically cognition. After a brief introduction of brain anatomy and function focusing on neural systems and their complex role in cognition, this book covers common disorders across several medical specialties, as well as injuries that can damage a variety of neural networks. The authors review findings on associations between these conditions and cognitive domains such as executive function, memory, attention, and learning, and describe possible causal pathways between diseases and cognitive impairment. Later chapters describe potential strategies for prevention, improvement, and treatment. The book's topics includeCognition in affective disordersCerebrovascular disease and cognitionCognitive sequelae of sepsisTraumatic brain injury and cognitionCognitive deficits associated with drug useObstructive sleep apnea and cognitionCognitive function in pulmonary diseaseThe Brain at Risk reflects the current interest in the links between body, mind, and brain, and will be of great value to researchers and practitioners interested in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and clinical research in the cognitive and behavioral consequences of brain injury and disease.
Addresses the psychology and treatment of diseases that affect the memory of an aging population The aging population is growing, with a significant portion of the population over the age of 65. Epidemiological research suggests that rates of age-related conditions like Alzheimer's disease will increase. Older individuals and their families face a host of problems related to the diagnosis, treatment, and psychological management of these conditions. There is a growing demand for healthcare personnel and professionals in the human and social services who have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of this special population. Dementia and Memory: Introduction for Professionals in Health and Human Services aims to provide an introduction to dementia and memory disorders for professionals in public health, nursing, social work, gerontology, psychology, and beyond. This book offers a scientifically rigorous approach with an approachable writing style, making it an ideal resource for all helping professions. All chapters take a multi-disciplinary approach to instruction, and all diseases are presented with applicable historical background. For each condition covered, from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to depression and frailty, you'll find a description of the condition, epidemiological data, pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, treatment strategies, and a case vignette. You'll also learn about older adults' daily needs, behavioral interventions, caregiver stress, and more. Gain background knowledge of age-related conditions including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy Body dementia, multiple sclerosis, and more Learn about the neuroanatomy of the aging brain and how its manifestations lead to unique caregiving issues and challenges Discover pharmacological, management, and intervention techniques that will help you better care for aging adults Combat caregiver stress and compassion fatigue when dealing with difficult memory disorders and dementiaAnyone who works with older adults in community, clinical, or research settings will benefit from this in-depth information on conditions of aging and dementia.