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Reduced semantic fluency performances have been reported in the preclinical phase of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To investigate the cognitive processes underlying this early deficit, this study analyzed the verbal production of predemented subjects for the animals category with the qualitative parameters related to clustering (i.e. the ability to generate(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are often reported in institutions for the elderly. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a staff education intervention to manage BPSD in older people with a diagnosis of dementia. METHODS The trial was conducted in 16 nursing homes; 306 patients with a diagnosis of dementia and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Episodic memory impairment is known to be the core of Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia syndrome and one of the earliest domains to decline. However, episodic memory tests are long and expensive. METHODS In a sample of the French Three-City Study (n = 1,516), we aimed at validating a subtest of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the association of plasma estradiol and testosterone with risk for dementia in elderly men. METHODS Within the population based Three-City study, including 3650 men age 65 years and older, a case-cohort design was set up after 4-years of follow-up. Baseline plasma levels of total 17-β estradiol(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic variation in the estrogen receptor (ESR) may be associated with the incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but this association could be modified by genetic and environmental factors. METHODS The association between five ESR α (ESR1) and β (ESR2) polymorphisms with 7-year dementia incidence was examined among 6959 older men and women(More)
BACKGROUND Age-associated decline in testosterone levels represent one of the potential mechanisms involved in the development of frailty. Although this association has been widely reported in older men, very few data are available in women. We studied the association between testosterone and frailty in women and assessed sex differences in this(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), both clinical and subclinical, has been proposed as one of the mechanisms underlying frailty. However, there is no evidence addressing the relationship between the earliest stage of CVD (endothelial dysfunction) and frailty. The goal of the study was to analyze the association between endothelial dysfunction, evaluated by(More)
INTRODUCTION The free and cued reminding test is often considered to be essential in the neuropsychological examination of elderly people consulting Memory Clinics. One of the reasons is that this test maximizes learning by inducing deep semantic processing and by controlling encoding and retrieval conditions. The aim of this study was to produce age, sex(More)
BACKGROUND The association between hormone treatment (HT) and mortality remains controversial. This study aimed to determine whether the risk of mortality associated with HT use varies depending on the specific characteristics of treatment and genetic variability in terms of the estrogen receptor. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A prospective,(More)