Graduate School of Education and Psychology
bilingualism, cognitive impairment, cultural competency, multimorbidity, neuropsychological assessment
Multimorbidity—the coexistence of multiple chronic conditions within an individual—is the new normal in hospital settings. Individuals with higher levels of multimorbidity require a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to meet their needs, though the complexity of their neurocognitive profiles is still poorly researched. This study reported on the neurocognitive profile of a 69-year-old, left-handed, Latino cisgender male with 10 years of education. He was deemed to have a short-term mortality in 2018, yet is still enjoying a good quality of life in 2022. This case report illustrated (a) a rather common neurocognitive profile of a patient with complex multimorbidity, (b) the advantages of being served in a center of excellence with linguistically and culturally appropriate services that evaluate patients’ cognitive functioning and inform and provide continuity of care, and (c) the benefits of a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the care of the multimorbidity population.
Safi, Diomaris, Jesús Barreto Abrams, Melissa Rios, Elisenda Rodés, Mirella Díaz-Santos, and Paola Suárez. 2022. "Culturally Competent Assessment of Neurocognitive Functioning in Latinos with Complex Multimorbidity: A Case Study" Geriatrics 7, no. 5: 93. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics7050093