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Many diseases, disorders and injuries can affect one’s cognitive functioning and efficiency. To help adults understand and address any neuropsychological issues, Memorial Hospital’s outpatient clinic uses paper and pencil assessments to examine an individual’s memory, attention, problem-solving, and language function and identify strengths and weaknesses. This helps in making a diagnosis and developing a treatment plan to improve the person’s daily function.

Neuropsychological assessment can be helpful for people with conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders.
  • Stroke and vascular disease.
  • Concussion or traumatic brain injury.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
  • Medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and endocrine disorders.

The assessment 

Neuropsychological testing can take several hours. We ask that you plan to be here at least three hours.

The first part of the assessment includes a discussion about your concerns and background. You can bring a family member with you to offer their observations. You will then be given tasks to measure such cognitive abilities as:

  • Attention and concentration.
  • Information processing speed and efficiency.
  • Expressive and receptive language skills.
  • Visual perception and construction abilities.
  • Learning and memory.
After the testing, clinic staff will create a report that includes a summary of the findings, diagnoses, and recommendations for treatment or behavioral interventions that can help improve your daily functioning. We will talk with you about the test results, and forward a copy of the report to your referring physician and other providers you designate.

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