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This study aimed to investigate the atrophy of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) and medical temporal lobe (MTL) structures (i.e., the entorhinal cortex (ERC) and hippocampus) and the regional disruption of the cingulum bundle in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The relationships between atrophy of these structures(More)
OBJECTIVES The current model of Alzheimer disease (AD) stipulates that brain amyloidosis biomarkers turn abnormal earliest, followed by cortical hypometabolism, and finally brain atrophy ones. The aim of this study is to provide clinical evidence of the model in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS A total of 73 patients with MCI from 3(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of demographic variables on Stroop Color and Word Test (SCWT) performance in an educationally diverse elderly population and to provide normative information. METHODS SCWT was administered to 564 community-dwelling volunteers aged 60-90 years with an educational history of from zero to 25(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate predictors of progressive cognitive deterioration in patients with suspected non-Alzheimer disease pathology (SNAP) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS We measured markers of amyloid pathology (CSF β-amyloid 42) and neurodegeneration (hippocampal volume on MRI and cortical metabolism on(More)
OBJECTIVE We developed a Korean version of Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) optimized for screening dementia (MMSE-DS) and its' short form (SMMSE-DS). METHODS We constructed the MMSE-DS using the items of the two current Korean versions of MMSE and then construct the SMMSE-DS consisted of 13 items from the MMSE-DS based on the diagnostic accuracy of(More)
To investigate an association of vascular dementia (VD) with the apolipoprotein E (APOE) polymorphism, the APOE polymorphism of 100 VD patients, 100 age- and gender-matched Alzheimer disease (AD) patients, and 200 age- and gender-matched nondemented control (NC) subjects was genotyped. The distribution of APOE polymorphism was compared. Neither the APOE(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a Korean version of the behavior rating scale for dementia (BRSD-K) for evaluating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. METHODS The BRSD-K was administered to the informants of 268 subjects with dementia. Internal, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities were tested. To evaluate construct(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine the clinical outcomes of questionable dementia (QD) elderly subjects after three years of follow-up and to compare the ability of a standardized clinical assessment, neuropsychologic tests, the ApoE genotyping, and possible combinations of these methods to predict their progression to Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify regional alterations of white matter integrity associated with apathy in Alzheimer disease (AD). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University Dementia Clinic. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one very mild or mild probable AD subjects. INTERVENTION Volumetric magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion tensor imaging. MEASUREMENTS(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of demographic variables on the performances of Administrations A and C of the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) in a geriatric population with a wide range of educational achievement. We administered the test to 554 nondemented elders aged 60-90 years with an educational history of from zero to 25 years. Age and(More)