The Neuropsychological Profile of Alzheimer Disease

About the Course:

Neuropsychological assessment methods have identified the earliest, most definitive cognitive and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease; this has allowed for the identification, staging, and tracking of the disease. This article focuses on the pathognomonic neuropsychological characteristics of dementia stemming from Alzheimer’s disease versus “normal,” age-related cognitive decline and from dementia caused by other neurodegenerative diseases.

Publication Date:

Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 2(4) 2012


Sandra Weintraub, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with Alzheimer’s patients and older populations. It is appropriate for participants’ at the intermediate level of knowledge or above.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the common language and executive functioning deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease.

  2. Discuss the visuospatial deficits commonly observed in Alzheimer’s disease.

  3. Identify characteristics distinquishing Alzheimer’s disease from other causes of dementia.

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Course Number: 102348
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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