Many people worry that their evaluation results will be used to make decisions about whether they can drive, go back to work, manage their own money, cook, stay home alone, etc. These decisions will ultimately be made by you, your physician, and your family. However, based on your strengths and weaknesses, a neuropsychologist will make recommendations that seem to fit your life at this time.
These recommendations are focused on your safety and letting you be as independent as possible. Remember that neuropsychological testing is a “snapshot” of your abilities at one point in time. People who actively engage in physical, cognitive, and emotional therapies can show many improvements over time.
Your recommendations may include setting up an appointment for reevaluation after a certain amount of time. If you complete a reevaluation, your neuropsychologist will look at your abilities again and will likely make adjustments to old recommendations.