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dc.creatorJanicki, Matthew P.
dc.creatorHendrix, James A.
dc.creatorMcCallion, Philip
dc.identifier.citationJanicki MP, Hendrix JA, McCallion P. Examining older adults with neuroatypical conditions for MCI/dementia: Barriers and recommendations of the Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel. Alzheimer's Dement. 2022; 14:e12335.
dc.description.abstractThe Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel composed of numerous clinical and academic experts was convened to examine barriers to the examination of cognitive impairment in adults with a variety of neuroatypical conditions. Neuroatypical conditions affect normative intellectual development and function (such as intellectual disability and intellectual disability with conjoint psychiatric conditions), thought, moods, and cognition (such as severe mental illness), communication functions (such as the autism spectrum and hearing/vision impairments), and brain and motor function (such as cerebral palsy and acquired or traumatic brain injury). The panel concluded that current federal guidance for the assessment of cognitive impairment for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia does not sufficiently include information as to how to assess such adults. In addition, it concluded that adults with these conditions (1) challenge clinicians when attempting to discern current behavior and function from that which was pre-existing; (2) often have inherent comprehension and oral communication difficulties, motor task performance impediments, and difficulty with visuals; and (3) pose difficulties when assessed with standardized dementia measures and can benefit from the use of specialized instruments. The panel recommended that federal guidance be broadened to include adaptations of assessment practices to accommodate neuroatypical conditions; that educational packs be developed for clinicians about such conditions and on detecting and diagnosing MCI or dementia; and that research be expanded to produce more evidence-based information on both assessing adults with neuroatypical conditions for later-life adult cognitive diseases/disorders and planning post-diagnostic care.
dc.format.extent12 pages
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dc.relation.haspartAlzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, Vol. 14, Iss. 1
dc.relation.isreferencedbyWiley Open Access
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
dc.subjectCognitive impairment
dc.subjectNeuroatypical conditions
dc.subjectNeurodivergent conditions
dc.titleExamining older adults with neuroatypical conditions for MCI/dementia: Barriers and recommendations of the Neuroatypical Conditions Expert Consultative Panel
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.description.departmentSocial Work
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Public Health
dc.temple.creatorMcCallion, Philip

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