Natalie Kurniadi, PhD
Natalie Kurniadi, PH.D. (she, her, hers)
Dr. Kurniadi is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in neuropsychological assessment of major neurocognitive disorder (i.e., dementia), capacity, and complex neurodegenerative conditions in older adults. While working at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she received specialized training in the intricacies of capacity evaluations in which the medical, financial, and decision-making abilities of older adults were called into question. Each evaluation consists of thorough assessment of an individual’s history, current functional difficulties, overall cognitive profile, and tailored recommendations to improve safety and quality of life.
Over the years, she has helped families whose loved ones have conditions that impair cognition and capacity, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric illnesses. Capacity evaluations require integration of clinical, legal, and ethical considerations that are challenging when faced alone. Dr. Kurniadi is passionate about helping families identify their loved one’s strengths, values, and wishes to optimize self-respect and daily functioning.
Dr. Kurniadi provides educational seminars regarding capacity, dementia, safety considerations for the elderly, and red flags of cognitive decline to physicians, attorneys, social workers, and caretakers. These seminars aim to educate and answer questions of professionals and loved ones of adults/older adults in which capacity is in question. She also provides consultation to physicians, medical groups, law practices, residential facilities, and memory care centers that serve individuals with complex medical, neurodegenerative, and psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Kurniadi provides consultation and capacity evaluations in the San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties.