Flashcards in Understanding and Assessing Cognition Deck (13):
Info processing at level of mind/brain
Involves transformation of sensory info into mental representations
Subjectively experienced as thoughts/ideas
Can be stored, manipulated, and retrieved
What is cognition often contrasted with?
When is cognition relevant to clinical setting?
Cognitive complaint can be diagnostic
Indicates how well person may be functioning
What can a person's cognitive abilities impact?
Providing informed consent
Independent functioning in community
What are the categories of cognition pyramid, from the base up?
Sensation and motor function
Attention and processing speed
Visuospatial and language
What sorts of activities are involved in executive function?
What are the different types of memory?
What types of language skills are there?
Receptive - listening
What are the categories of visuospatial skills?
What are the types of attention?
What is decision-making capacity?
Needs cognitive skills to understand, make communicate, and execute decisions
Is there any test for measuring a person's capacity?
No, it's a clinical judgement