Dr Bahar-Fuchs offers neuropsychological assessments to adults and older adults with known or suspected neurological condition or injury. In triaging referrals, priority is given to clients who are older adults and are at risk of or with cognitive decline or dementia, and to clients interested in a personalised intervention/treatment program.
Typically, the assessment process will involve:
- An intake interview with you and possibly a family member
- Review of background medical records as appropriate
- The administration of several tests of cognitive ability (e.g., memory, concentration)
- The administration of several questionnaires to evaluate your personal and medical history, mood, wellbeing, independence, and other relevant issues
- Scoring of your test results and comparison with the relevant population
- Face to face feedback regarding the findings of the assessment and my interpretation
- Preparation of a report
An assessment may be conducted in one session, but more often it will be completed over 2-3 sessions. The whole process, from initial contact to the delivery of a report will typically take 4-6 weeks.
Once you book for an assessment, you will be sent a letter with relevant information about the process, a consent form to sign and relevant questionnaires to complete in advance.
More information about the work of neuropsychologists, and the cognitive/neuropsychological assessment process can be found on the APS college of neuropsychologists website.