Cultural considerations in the neuropsychological assessment of older adults

Desiree A. Byrd, Jennifer J. Manly

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One of the most common applications of neuropsychology is the assessment of cognitive dysfunction in older adults. The United States Census Bureau approximates that the demographic composition of Americans over the age of 65 will experience a profound shift in the coming decades. It is estimated that by 2030 ethnic minority elders will comprise one-quarter of the geriatric population (US Bureau of the Census, 1996; US Bureau of the Census and National Institute on Aging, 1993). The projected change in the ethnic composition of the geriatric population requires that neuropsychologists be prepared to accurately meet the assessment needs of this population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeriatric Neuropsychology
Subtitle of host publicationPractice Essentials
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781135423179
ISBN (Print)9781841694436
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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