Maria Letizia Del Re

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Several studies aimed at defining the characteristics of memory impairment resulting from different etiologic forms of dementia have been inconclusive. These unsatisfactory results might be due to the enrollment of various groups of demented patients not matched for disease severity, as well as the use of different psychometric procedures. The object of the(More)
The paper reports the results of recordings and maps of event-related potentials (ERPs) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and in subjects affected by dementia in multiple sclerosis (MS). ERPs were recorded from 19 scalp electrode derivations using both visual and acoustic paradigms. In 43% of AD patients, ERPs(More)
BACKGROUND Caregiving experiences in dementia may have adverse effects on the caregiver's own physical and mental health. The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) is the most widely used instrument for assessing family carer burden and the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the ZBI (I-ZBI). METHODS(More)
Systemic administration of L-acetylcarnitine HCl (LAC) increases in human subjects the amplitude of visual evoked potentials (VEPs) obtained with patterned elements of 7.5 min of visual angle, of steady-state VEPs obtained with intermittent luminous stimulation, of EEG theta, alpha and beta bands. The latency of the "cognitive" P300 potential obtained with(More)
Vascular dementia (VD) may arise as a sequel to any form of cerebrovascular disease. Since only some patients with cerebrovascular disease will eventually develop dementia, we studied the morphological and clinical findings associated with dementia in cerebrovascular patients. The relationship between these factors and the dementia syndrome was evaluated in(More)
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