Masashi Kasuya

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The borderline zone condition between normal aging and dementia is a major issue of concern. Although the term mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is popular, its prevalence and neuropsychological features have not been fully investigated. We investigated the prevalence and neuropsychological features for Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0.5 and MCI. For normal(More)
The previous health economic simulation of donepezil based on the Markov model revealed the treatment for mild to moderate stage of Alzheimer disease (AD) to be cost-effective. Our aim was to examine the economic effect of donepezil treatment for mild cognitive impairment, from which about 15% convert to dementia per year. We constructed a new Markov model(More)
The incidence of dementia and risk factors has not been fully investigated in Japan. Following a prevalence study in 1998, we investigated the incidence and associated factors in the same population in 2003 and 2005. Randomly selected 771 residents in Tajiri were targeted. The final participants included 204 (65.2%) healthy older adults (Clinical Dementia(More)
BACKGROUND The borderline condition between health and dementia, defined as Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0.5, should be detected for the possible prediction of dementia. Since the CDR requires information from collateral sources, it is difficult to rate people living alone. The aim is to develop a set of tests without collateral information for detecting(More)
Deficits in the cholinergic system are pronounced in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and are more severe in patients with visual hallucinations (VHs). The aim is to identify the occipital glucose metabolism patterns by positron emission tomography (PET) and the changes following donepezil treatment. 13 DLB patients with VHs were enrolled in the study. After(More)
The aim of the study was to predict donepezil responders among patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) based on cognitive tests and positron emission tomography. The Mini-Mental State Examination, Digit Symbol subtest (DigSm) of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Revised, and Trail-Making Test A were administered for 80 patients with AD to assess global(More)
To assess the possible neurological basis of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), the relationships between BPSD and cognitive function were evaluated in 40 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). BPSD was assessed using the Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Frequency Weighted Severity Scale (BEHAVE-AD-FW) for behavioral(More)
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