Daniela Costardi

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BACKGROUND Individuals who have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) may be in a transitional stage between aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The high rate of conversion from MCI to AD makes early treatment an important clinical issue. Recent evidence suggests that cognitive training intervention may reduce the rate of progression to AD. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Memantine is an approved symptomatic treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease that reduces the excitotoxic effects of hyperactive glutamatergic transmission. However, the exact mechanism of the effect of memantine in Alzheimer's disease patients is poorly understood. Importantly, the default mode network (DMN), which plays a key role(More)
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. It's recognized to be modified by individual memory, expectation, and emotion. The most accurate evidence of pain and its intensity is based on patient's description and self-report. One of the main problems in assessing pain in dementia concerns with the impairment of communication and memory.(More)
The collaborative research on ageing in Europe protocol was based on that of the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) project that investigated the relationship between health and well-being and provided a set of instruments that can be used across countries to monitor health and health-related outcomes of older(More)
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