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Mini‐Mental State Examination: a normative study in Italian elderly population
The Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE), a brief test to assess cognitive status, is heavily influenced by age and education. It was administered to 1019 elderly subjects (aged 65–89 years) livingExpand
Role of brain allopregnanolone in the plasticity of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor in rat brain during pregnancy and after delivery.
The relation between changes in brain and plasma concentrations of neurosteroids and the function and structure of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors in the brain during pregnancy andExpand
Efficacy of Music Therapy in the Treatment of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
BackgroundMusic therapy (MT) has been proposed as valid approach for behavioral and psychologic symptoms (BPSD) of dementia. However, studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this approach areExpand
Efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation in patients with mild cognitive impairment treated with cholinesterase inhibitors
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 anExpand
Effectiveness of a cognitive rehabilitation program in mild dementia (MD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a case control study.
Data support the evidence that neuropsychological rehabilitation is effective in Alzheimer disease (AD), to strengthen the pharmacological treatment to delay the progression of dementia. At moment, aExpand
Sensory Impairment and Quality of Life in a Community Elderly Population
Objective: To determine the association between quality of life measures and sensory impairment in aged individuals living at home.
Efficacy of music therapy treatment based on cycles of sessions: A randomised controlled trial
We undertook a randomised controlled trial to assess whether a music therapy (MT) scheme of administration, including three working cycles of one month spaced out by one month of no treatment, isExpand
Outcomes of a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program on Alzheimer's disease patients compared with those on patients affected by mild cognitive impairment.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the outcomes of a computer-based cognitive training on patients affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared with the outcomes on patients affected byExpand
PREDICTORS OF PROGRESSION FROM MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT TO ALZHEIMER DISEASE To the Editor: We read the article by Palmer et al.,1 who show that anxiety and depressive symptoms are associated withExpand
Special care units for demented patients: a multicenter study.
The local government of Regione Lombardia, Italy, recently (1994) funded a clinical and research project specifically devoted to dementia (Piano Alzheimer). A central role in this project has beenExpand