Meritxell Valentí-Soler

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The purpose of this study was to describe and compare QoL and its determinants in two groups of patients with AD that differed in place of residence: community or nursing home. This study covered 200 patients with AD (mean age 79.3 ± 8.2 years, 74% female). Fifty-four per cent of the subjects were living in a nursing home and 46% lived at home. QoL was(More)
Accurate blood-based biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) could constitute simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive tools for the early diagnosis and treatment of this devastating neurodegenerative disease. We sought to develop a robust AD biomarker panel by identifying alterations in plasma metabolites that persist throughout the continuum of AD(More)
OBJECTIVE Apathy is one of the most frequent symptoms of dementia, still needing better measurement methods. The objective of this study was to validate a new scale for apathy in institutionalized persons with dementia (APADEM-NH). METHODS The scale includes 26 items distributed in three dimensions: Deficit of Thinking and Self-Generated behaviors (DT):(More)
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