Neuropsychological assessment at the memory clinic: Innovations in communicating neuropsychological test results

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Abstract

Dementia is a disorder, which is characterized by a deterioration in cognitive functioning and the inability to function independently in daily life, and is mainly caused by a neurodegenerative disease. A dementia diagnosis has a huge impact on both the patient and family, which emphasizes the need for high-quality diagnostic assessment and disclosure. One of the most frequently used diagnostic tools in the diagnosis of cognitive decline due to a neurodegenerative disease is a neuropsychological assessment. The main aim of the first part of this thesis was to gain more insight into the development of memory clinics in the Netherlands and characteristics of the neuropsychological assessment within these clinics. The aim of the second part is to investigate the literature on neuropsychological feedback and to develop a web-based visual tool to improve the communication about neuropsychological test results in feedback sessions
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • de Vugt, Marjolein, Supervisor
  • Verhey, Frans, Supervisor
  • Kessels, R. P. C., Supervisor, External person
  • Ramakers, Inez, Co-Supervisor
Award date18 Dec 2020
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
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Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • neuropsychology
  • dementia
  • memory clinic
  • communication tools
  • feedback

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