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The FAB: A frontal assessment battery at bedside
TLDR
The Frontal Assessment Battery is easy to administer at bedside and is sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction.
Visual word recognition in the left and right hemispheres: anatomical and functional correlates of peripheral alexias.
TLDR
The comparison of normalized brain lesions with reading-induced activations showed that the critical lesion site for the classical syndrome of pure alexia can be tightly localized to the VWFA, underline that an alternative right-hemispheric pathway can underlie functional recovery from alexIA and corroborate the initial model of normal word perception.
A frontal assessment battery at bedside
TLDR
A short bedside cognitive and behavioral battery to assess frontal lobe functions is easy to administer at bedside and is sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction.
Frontal assessment battery and differential diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease.
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The Frontal Assessment Battery takes less than 10 minutes to administer and provides an objective measure to distinguish FTD from AD in mildly demented patients and was optimal to differentiate both disorders.
Causal role of prefrontal cortex in the threshold for access to consciousness.
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It is concluded that PFC makes a causal contribution to conscious visual perception of masked stimuli, and a dual-route signal detection theory of objective and subjective decision making is outlined.
Executive Functioning in Schizophrenia
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Impairment of EF is one of the most commonly observed deficits in schizophrenia through the various disease stages and Disorders in EFs may be considered central facts with respect to schizophrenia and it has been suggested that negative symptoms may be explained by that executive dysfunction.
“Applause sign” helps to discriminate PSP from FTD and PD
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The “applause sign” is a simple test of motor control that helps to differentiate PSP from frontal or striatofrontal degenerative diseases and discriminated PSP from FTD and PD.
Self-monitoring in schizophrenia revisited
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It is shown that the patients who succeeded the task not differently from the control subjects were those who were aware of the manual correction, suggesting that the experience of alien control observed in certain schizophrenic patients cannot be directly related to an underlying cognitive deficit in the conscious monitoring of their own actions.
The CUIDEME Study: determinants of burden in chilean primary caregivers of patients with dementia.
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The results underscore the importance of assessing the consequences of dementia in both caregivers and patients in order to evaluate the real biopsychosocial impact of dementia, as well as the need of planning appropriate and effective public health interventions in Latin American countries.
Dementia in Latin America: Epidemiological Evidence and Implications for Public Policy
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The prevention of dementia and the development of long-term care policies and plans for people with dementia in LA, which take into account regional differences and similarities, should be urgent priorities.
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