Lynn Schaefer

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Geriatric depression is associated with cognitive deficits that share similar features with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and normal aging. This study examined cognitive profiles and serial position effects in patients with geriatric depression (N=20) or AD (N=32) and in elderly controls (N=18). Groups were compared on two measures of serial position of the(More)
BACKGROUND Attentional function is impaired in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moreover, attention is mediated by acetylcholine. But, despite the widespread use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChE-I) to augment available acetylcholine in AD, measures of attentional function have not been used to assess the drug response. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that as(More)
Attention may be one of the earliest cognitive abilities to change in Alzheimer's disease (AD), although its role has received belated recognition. This article discusses different aspects of attention and how these are differentially affected in AD. Of the various attention functions, divided and selective attention are particularly vulnerable. The(More)
A multitarget visual cancellation test was administered to patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-matched healthy controls (HC). Attentional loads--physical similarity (number of features shared by target and distractors; 3 levels) and density (number of items per page; 3 levels)--were varied systematically. As physical similarity increased, both(More)
Psychiatric disorders are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can include depression, anxiety, and psychosis, as well as other maladaptive behaviors and personality changes. The epidemiologic data of psychiatric disorders post-TBI vary widely, although the incidence and prevalence rates typically are higher than in the general population.(More)
Notwithstanding its popularity and undisputed strategic importance for the corporate world (BCG & WFPMA, 2012), research on talent management (TM) is still lacking in its theoretical foundation and the clarity and uniformity of definitions with regard to what talent really constitutes, as well as with respect to how to manage it effectively Furthermore,(More)
Many health professionals and institutions, both national and international, recognize the benefits of breast-feeding for child nutritional status and survival, as well as its importance as a natural contraceptive method. High rates of fertility, malnutrition, and infectious diseases, together with accelerated urban growth and the incorporation of larger(More)
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