UNIT 10.3 Neuropsychological Assessment in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

  1. Sharelle Baldwin,
  2. Sarah Tomaszewski Farias

Published Online: 1 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.ns1003s49

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Baldwin, S. and Farias, S. T. 2009. Neuropsychological Assessment in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 49:10.3:10.3.1–10.3.8.

Author Information

  1. University of California Davis Health System, Department of Neurology, Sacramento, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: OCT 2009


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults. It represents a significant public health concern because of its associated personal, social, and economic burden. As such, AD is the focus of considerable research worldwide. This unit reviews the major cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with AD, and the practical application of current neuropsychological procedures used to assess these deficits. Curr. Protoc. Neurosci. 49:10.3.1-10.3.8. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • neuropsychological assessment;
  • Alzheimer's disease;
  • dementia