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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)
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)
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)
Clinical heterogeneity is one of the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Hence, the atypical frontal or dysexecutive presentation is becoming increasingly well-known, although the underlying factors are still unknown. In this study, the neuropsychological performance of two groups of patients with AD (frontal variant-ADfv-and typical-TAD) were(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 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)
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)
Early separation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from normal aging and mild cases of dementia remains a challenge, especially in the general population. We aimed to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of a brief neuropsychological battery (BNB) in dementia and MCI cases from the Neurological Disorders in Central Spain (NEDICES) population-based cohort study.(More)
In the present paper, we review some programming languages and computer software used to investigate basic psychological processes. In the fi rst section, we address the principles and logical structure of the most common programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Matlab, R, Python), and in the second section we present some of their applications to(More)