Bernardino Fernández-Calvo

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Unawareness of deficit has been shown to affect the outcome of targeted cognitive intervention programmes applied to patients with Alzheimer' disease (AD), but the effects on multimodal therapeutic approaches have not yet been explored. This research investigated the efficacy of the Multi-Intervention Programme (MIP) approach on improving cognitive,(More)
The study aims to assess the efficacy of the Big Brain Academy (BBA), a computerized cognitive training program (CT) based on video games, compared to the Integrated Psychostimulation Program (IPP), a classical CT tool for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). A total of 45 patients with AD at the mild stage were randomly assigned to three experimental(More)
There is currently a need to develop tools to identify patients with mild AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We determined the validity and reliability of a brief, easily administered cognitive screening battery consisting of fusion of two well-known brief tests (Mini-Mental Status Examination [MMSE] and Clock Drawing Test [CDT]) (Mini-clock) to(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders in Alzheimer's disease (AD). AIM To evaluate whether depression exacerbates verbal and non-verbal memory impairment in early AD patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study compared the performance of 23 patients who received a diagnosis of AD, with or without depression, 15(More)
The 37-item version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE-37) is an extended version of the original test for individuals with low education, which was adapted for different cultures. Despite its favorable psychometric properties, there is a lack of normative data for this instrument. We provide normative data for the MMSE-37 stratified by age, sex,(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary care professionals need useful and simple tools to detect early cognitive impairment in patients with any clinical suspicion of dementia. AIM. This critical review attempts to analyze the psychometric properties of cognitive screening tests, commonly used for screening dementia in primary care setting, which have been adapted for(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of burden for informal caregivers of patients with dementia. Based on a multidimensional approach of the optimism model proposed by Palenzuela, we assessed the moderating role of generalized expectancies of control (GEC) between caregiver stress and burden. A total of 130 patients with dementia and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to compare the performance of a group of patients with early Alzheimer's disease (EAD) against a control group of healthy control (HC) subjects in the Clock Drawing Test (CDT), i.e. verbal command versus copying of a clock model presented to the subject. PATIENTS AND METHODS The authors have studied 140 subjects; 70(More)
Título: La variante frontal de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la enfermedad de Alzheimer típica: un estudio comparativo. Resumen: Una de las características de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA) es su heterogeneidad clínica. Así, la presentación atípica frontal o disejecutiva es cada vez más conocida, aunque los factores subyacentes se desconocen. En este(More)
Although transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) represents a therapeutic option for the prophylaxis of chronic migraine, the target area for application of the electrical current to the cortex has not yet been well established. Here we sought to determine whether a treatment protocol involving 12 sessions of 2mA, 20min anodal stimulation of the left(More)