Cecilia Tiberti

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OBJECTIVE "Theory of Mind" (ToM) is the capacity to attribute mental states to oneself and to others and to interpret behavior in terms of mental states. Deficits in both ToM and pragmatic abilities have been described in patients with neurologic disorders, such as frontal lobe lesions and right hemisphere strokes, but have not been assessed in demented(More)
Although investigations addressing cognitive recovery from the vegetative state have been reported, to date there have been no detailed studies of these patients combining both neuropsychology and functional imaging to monitor and record the recovery of consciousness. This paper describes the recovery of a specific vegetative state (VS) case. The patient(More)
The authors examined the severity and type of deficits in remote memory in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the first study, 40 AD patients showed significantly more severe deficits on both the free-recall and the recognition sections of the Remote Memory Scale (which measures memory for famous people and well-known events) compared with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between apathy and depression, and specific cognitive deficits in AD. BACKGROUND Apathy and depression are frequent behavioral disorders in patients with AD. However, the neuropsychological correlates of these disorders have rarely been examined. METHODS A comprehensive neuropsychological and psychiatric(More)
We examined the prevalence of the catastrophic reaction (CR) in 146 patients with Alzheimer's disease. Sixteen percent showed a CR during the neuropsychological evaluation. A factor analysis of the CR scale demonstrated an anxious/angry factor that was significantly associated with higher irritability scores and a longer duration of illness, as well as a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the differential impairment of implicit and explicit memory systems in cortical and subcortical dementias. BACKGROUND Whereas verbal priming was reported to be impaired in patients with Alzheimer Disease (AD), patients with Parkinson Disease (PD) may be relatively more impaired on tasks of motor skill learning. METHODS We examined(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the importance of major depression in the production of cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN A comprehensive neuropsychological and psychiatric assessment was conducted in 19 patients with PD and major depression, 31 patients with PD without depression, 27 patients with major depression but without(More)
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