Finding Courage: A Case of an Older Adult with Cognitive Impairment due to a Medical Condition

Lim, Jun Pei, Choo, Carol C., and Doshi, Kinjal (2019) Finding Courage: A Case of an Older Adult with Cognitive Impairment due to a Medical Condition. In: Choo, Carol C., and Ho, Roger C., (eds.) Clinical psychology casebook across the lifespan. Springer, Singapore, pp. 61-69.

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Abstract

Corticobasal syndrome (CBS) is a progressive complex neurological disorder which affects motor and cognitive functions. Its clinical features include poor coordination and balance, akinetic rigidity, limb apraxia, myoclonus, cognitive impairment, and speech and language impairment. The onset of symptoms usually begins between the ages of 50–70 with the mean onset at 60. The disease duration has been found to be 6–7 years. Given a lack of validated and agreed diagnostic criteria and biological markers, it is difficult to make a CBS diagnosis. The chapter describes a case of an older adult client with CBS.

Item ID: 59007
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-981-13-7631-3
Copyright Information: © 2019 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 03:01
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
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