Memory assessment will often be part of a more general cognitive or ‘neuropsychological assessment’.
The purpose of a neuropsychological assessment, such as those provided by London neuro psychologist Professor Narinder Kapur, is usually to find out how well your brain is managing certain areas of thinking, such as remembering, concentrating and problem-solving. We will carry out an interview and some paper-and-pencil tests. This will allow us to see your strengths and weaknesses in these areas, and allow us to understand how any difficulties may be impacting on your daily life. We may then be able to offer advice on how to manage day-to-day problems or put you in touch with other services that you may find useful.
If you have suffered a brain injury or brain illness, an assessment from me as a neuropsychologist is useful since it picks up any changes that may have occurred as a result, and what they may mean in terms of how well you can cope in everyday situations. A neuropsychological assessment can therefore be useful to:
· identify your strengths and weaknesses
· monitor your recovery
· advise on everyday adjustment, such as going back to work or driving
· help guide rehabilitation
· provide a baseline for follow-up assessment to assess for any changes over time
Professor Narinder Kapur has neuropsychology clinics at the Clementine Churchill Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex and at the Spire Bushey Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire – so if you are interested in his services and live in London, the south of any other part of the UK, please contact him via this website.