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Longitudinal patterns of unawareness of memory deficits in mild Alzheimer's disease

Creator:

Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) frequently demonstrate impaired awareness of their cognitive difficulties. However, less is known about the longitudinal progression of this phenomenon. We examined the longitudinal evolution of unawareness in patients with mild AD to determine whether impaired awareness progresses with cognitive decline.Based on Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score changes after a 1-year follow up, 39 patients were regarded as the stabilized group and 19 patients were regarded as the non-stabilized group. The unawareness of memory impairment was evaluated with a standardized questionnaire system based on the Everyday Memory Checklist (EMC). The EMC scores for the patient's own rating, the caregivers' rating and the unawareness score, defined as the difference between these (caregiver rating – patient rating), were analyzed.

Date:

13/03/2009

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Geriatrics & Gerontology International. (2009) Longitudinal patterns of unawareness of memory deficits in mild Alzheimer's disease [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/9096 [Accessed: 14th August 2018].

  

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