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Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
2017-07-01 05:00:00

Modeling Alzheimer Disease Through Functional Independence and Participation

Descrição: Introduction: The relationship between cognitive and functional impairment in Alzheimer Disease (AD) at the earliest stages of the disease is not well characterized. This study aimed at investigating such relationships along AD evolution by means of the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD). Methods: Consecutive pairs of AD outpatients and their primary informal caregivers were enrolled. Patients were evaluated by means of the Mini Mental State Examination and neuropsychological tests. A clinician completed the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale to stage dementia severity and interviewed the caregivers to complete the Neuropsychiatric Inventory to assess behavioral disturbances and the DAD to evaluate patients- functional competence. Results: A total of 158 dyads were enrolled; the Mini Mental State Examination score was used to stratify patients into 4 groups (>24; 20 to 23.9; 10 to 19.9;

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Autor: Mayeda, Elizabeth R.; Glymour, M. Maria; Quesenberry, Charles P. Jr; Whitmer, Rachel A.


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