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UNLABELLED There is a clear need for brief, but sensitive and specific, cognitive screening instruments as evidenced by the popularity of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE). OBJECTIVES We aimed to validate an improved revision (the ACE-R) which incorporates five sub-domain scores (orientation/attention, memory, verbal fluency, language and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical course and prognosis in patients with behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (FTD) lacking evidence of brain atrophy on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN Patients were enrolled into this prospective cohort study over a period of 15 years; cognitive status, duration of symptoms, and behavioral indexes were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The status of imaging findings in the clinical diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) remains uncertain; while they may be supportive of a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, they are not mandatory. Our aim was to assess patterns of lobar atrophy in a large sample of clinically defined, prospectively studied, patients using a magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND We explored the applicability of recently proposed research criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in a memory clinic and changes in case definition related to which memory tests are used and the status of general cognitive function in MCI. METHOD A total of 166 consecutive GP referrals to the Cambridge Memory Clinic underwent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We investigated whether an initial neuropsychological assessment could predict rapid progression over 12 months, from amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS A longitudinal study compared the neuropsychological profiles of 27 normal controls and 18 aMCI patients at baseline and 12 months. RESULTS At(More)
Although it is well recognized that MCI represents a risk state for subsequent dementia, estimates of conversion vary widely according to the diagnostic criteria employed. There are currently no simple cognitive predictors of high and low risk of progression. We followed 107 non-demented non-depressed subjects from an original cohort of 124--sub-classified(More)
Complaints related to memory are characteristic of normal ageing, affective disorders, and are a cardinal feature of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), the proposed prodrome to Alzheimer disease proper. The aim of this study was to investigate the profile of subjective memory complaints in different cognitive syndromes. Subjective memory was(More)
This study compared Panic Online (PO), an internet-based CBT intervention, to best-practice face-to-face CBT for people with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Eighty-six people with a primary diagnosis of panic disorder were recruited from Victoria, Australia. Participants were randomly assigned to either PO (n=46) or best practice face-to-face(More)
BACKGROUND Investing in mental well-being is considered a supplement to current mental health service delivery in which the treatment and prevention of mental disorders are core components. It may be possible for people to enhance their well-being by boosting their "mental fitness." OBJECTIVE Psyfit, an online, multi-component, fully automated self-help(More)