CLI NP650 - Neuropsychology of Aging

(Credits: 2)

This course is designed to introduce students to the neuropsychology of aging. During this course students will review the neuropsychology of normal, non-diseased aging and the neurodegenerative disorders associated with aging. Students will learn to identify the neuropsychological profiles of the neurodegenerative disorders and become familiar with the neuropsychological instruments used to evaluate disorders associated with aging. Students will have the opportunity to engage in case challenges, where application of learned material will be applied to clinical formulation. The challenges of family care for aging adults with neurodegenerative disease will be reviewed. The course will end with a focus on successful cognitive aging. Focused readings and audiovisual assignments will be used to help students further their understanding of the neuropsychology of aging.