The Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile-Dementia (NBAP-D) was designed to address the need for a measure of neurocognitive and emotional changes that co-occur with dementia. The NBAP-D assesses symptoms of a neurodegenerative process, such as dementia, by measuring changes in emotional levels and in behavior. The test was designed to augment traditional neuropsychological tests by adding information about non-cognitive functions commonly affected by neurological disorders. Since many neurologically disordered patients are unable to reliably report on their own condition (due to cognitive impairment), the NBAP-D was designed to address this issue by creating two sources of information, patient respondents and significant-other respondents.
Copyright 2009 by Linda D. Nelson, Paul Satz, & Louis F. D'Elia