Neuropsychology

In the context of neuropsychology, we treat the psychological consequences of cerebro-organic diseases such as stroke or dementia, which are common in old age. Psychological consequences are shown in:

  • Disturbances of mental performance, such as attention and memory
  • Disturbances of the behavior, e.g. listlessness
  • Disturbances of the condition, e.g. depressive mood or anxiety

The basis of any successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis:

  • Psychological tests that determine dementia and depressive diseases as well as follow-up of cognitive performance
  • Determination of other mental illnesses (e.g., anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, etc.)
  • Patient counseling (about psychophysiological disease models, self-help, therapy forms and regional possibilities) and crisis intervention
  • Family reunification and counseling

Our neuropsychologists use proven test methods for this purpose. An initial orientation is dobe using short tests, which are supplemented by more sophisticated methods.

If disturbances have suddenly occurred, e.g. after a stroke, the therapy goal is the fulliest possible restoration of the affected functions. Here, we use computer-assisted programs that are easy to use even without previous knowledge. If the cerebral performance disorders are the consequences of a progressive disease such as Alzheimer's disease, it is important to preserve the still intact functions, e.g. memories of the past, for as long as possible. The therapy is always oriented on the patient's biography.