This volume utilizes various neurological diseases as its organizing principle, focusing specifically on their personal, social, and cognitive consequences. In so doing, it provides neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and those in related disciplines with an accessible survey of the available research on the psychological functioning of patients with the various disorders. Each chapter consists of a background review of the major features of one of the diseases, including symptom pattern, neuroanatomical bases, neuropathology, genetic factors, and epidemiology. Finally, the psychological and cognitive deficits established by research are reviewed, and their practical implications are discussed.

part 1|49 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

Assessing the Dementing Patient

chapter 2|28 pages

Neuropsychological Assessment

part 2|193 pages

Neuropsychological Research

chapter 3|44 pages

Korsakoff's Disease

chapter 4|34 pages

Alzheimer's Disease

chapter 5|34 pages

Multiple Sclerosis

chapter 6|40 pages

Parkinsons Disease

chapter 7|26 pages

Huntington's Disease

part 3|37 pages

Psychosocial Aspects

chapter 9|25 pages

Caregiver Burden

chapter 10|10 pages

Conclusions: A Neuropsychosocial Model