March 26, 2021 by Sanne Franzen
Over the course of last winter, we wrote a paper for the Dutch journal of neuropsychology (Tijschrift voor Neuropsychologie) in which we provide some tips and tricks for clinicians how to work towards a sensitive cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment (the paper in Dutch can be found here). The way we ask questions to our patients and the instruments we select for the assessment may substantially influence its outcome. We hope to continue with the implementation of some of the lessons we learned in our multicultural memory clinic, and share more information on the TULIPA test battery that we have been working on for the past three years. This test battery will contain a set of neuropsychological tests that can be used to diagnose cognitive impairment in older adults with a culturally, educationally, and linguistically diverse background. In the meantime, we continue to learn from our patients and their caregivers and our (inter)national colleagues.