A Neuropsychological Assessment is usually carried out to help provide a clear picture of a person's memory and thinking abilities following a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion or a severe traumatic brain injury.
A Neuropsychological Assessment can help to determine possible causes of age-related memory problems such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia or Lewy Body Dementia.
A Neuropsychological Assessment is completed in two parts. The first part involves a Clinical Interview with the client and usually a significant other (e.g. spouse, family member). We talk to you about what sorts of problems you might have noticed with memory, thinking abilities, the way you feel (mood) and the way you cope with work or other every-day situations.
The second part involves an in-depth assessment of cognitive functioning, including: attention, visual and verbal abilities, memory and executive functioning (planning, problem-solving, reasoning, etc)
Following your assessment, we will meet with you to discuss results and provide you with a detailed report of the findings. We are also available to provide support and education, and assist with adjustment, after a head injury or a diagnosis of dementia.