Maria T Greig-Custo

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OBJECTIVE To assess medial temporal atrophy (MTA) and atrophy adjacent to the third ventricle (Peri-IIIVent) on brain magnetic resonance images as biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Lewy body dementia (LBD), and to assess the relationship between biomarkers and clinical and functional measures. METHODS Subjects diagnosed with no(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding the presenilin-1 protein (PSEN1) were first discovered to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD) 20 years ago. Since then more than 200 different pathogenic mutations have been reported, including a p.Gly206Ala founder mutation in the Hispanic population. Here we report mutation analysis of known AD genes in a cohort of 27 early-onset(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability and validity of the mCDR, a modified version of the clinical dementia rating (CDR) scale. METHODS The mCDR is an informant-based, technician-administered, structured interview with multiple choice responses, which does not include objective cognitive testing. Subjects (n = 556) with no cognitive impairment (NCI),(More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a major risk factor for dementia, has an amnestic subtype that has a high probability of progressing to Alzheimer's disease. The rate of progression may be predicted by the severity of memory impairment at baseline, the severity of hippocampal atrophy, and, possibly, the presence of an epsilon4 allele of the apolipoprotein E(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the presence and severity of potential cultural and language bias in widely used cognitive and other assessment instruments, using structural MRI measures of neurodegeneration as biomarkers of disease stage and severity. METHODS Hispanic (n=75) and White non-Hispanic (WNH) (n=90) subjects were classified(More)
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