Mercè Boada-Rovira

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AIMS We outline a proposal for the structural and functional features needed to develop a registry of dementias which can be used to collect standardised information that is both reliable and valid concerning cases of dementia in the specialised health care centres within a particular geographical area. DEVELOPMENT Due to the shortage of information about(More)
Exhaustive neuropsychological assessment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects frequently identifies cognitive deficits other than memory. However, visuoperception has rarely been investigated in MCI. The 15-Objects Test (15-OT), a visual discrimination task based on the Poppelreuter Test, consists of 15 overlapping objects. Poppelreuter-type tests(More)
The incidence of dementia is rapidly increasing in developed countries due to social and demographic changes. This trend is expected to worsen in the coming decades, with the number of cases possibly even tripling in the next 25 years. Therefore Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevention is becoming a global health priority. Our knowledge of the pathophysiological(More)
BACKGROUND Donepezil has consistently been shown to be effective and well tolerated in the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease in placebo-controlled clinical trials. It has been shown to provide significant benefits in cognition, global function and activities of daily living in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. However, in order(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Results from a pilot study and its 2-year extension (IG0502) performed on patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease revealed a tendency towards clinical stabilization after a plasmapheresis program with plasma exchange with therapeutic albumin Human Albumin Grifols 5%. Plasma levels of Alphabeta(40) and Alphabeta(42) presented(More)
INTRODUCTION People with Down syndrome have an early aging process, especially form their 40s. There is a significant average of them who initiate, from that age on, a progressive decline of their cognitive and functional abilities, due to a primary degenerative process Alzheimer's disease type. When assessing response to treatment with, pilot clinical(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the refractive status and ocular health of a group of patients with Down's syndrome, all over the age of 40, with possible involvement of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We also aimed to compare the results obtained from sufferers and non-sufferers of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined 49 patients,(More)
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