Early diagnosis of dementia: neuropsychology

  title={Early diagnosis of dementia: neuropsychology},
  author={Florence Pasquier},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  • F. Pasquier
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Neurology
Abstract Neuropsychology contributes greatly to the diagnosis of dementia. Cognitive deficits can be detected several years before the clinical diagnosis of dementia. The neuropsychological profile may indicate the underlying neuropathology. Neuropsychological assessment at an early stage of dementia has two goals: (a) to determine a memory disorder, not always associated with a memory complaint, and (b) to characterize the memory disorder in light of the cognitive neuropsychology and to assess… 
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