Noriko Hatanaka

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OBJECTIVE The increasing population of elderly people in Japan has accelerated the demand for a simple screening test to detect cognitive and affective declines in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the early stage of dementia. Methods We compared the cognitive and affective functions, activities of daily living (ADLs) and the results of four computerized(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the correlation between cognitive impairment and postural instability in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients by using posturography. METHODS We investigated 88 PD patients comparing clinical scorings of cognitive functions and pulsion severity, and quantitative measurement of postural instability by posturography with the length of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare age-dependent changes in cognitive and affective functions related to white matter changes between patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS We retrospectively compared age-dependent cognitive and affective functions in 216 AD patients, 153 PD patients, and 103 healthy controls with cerebral white(More)
This questionnaire study involved the cooperation of home helpers and community pharmacists to improve medication adherence of in-home patients. The survey form contained 18 items that are factors for adherence and a visual analog scale to record the predicted medication adherence (predicted adherence). Assisted by the 14 offices of the home-visit helper(More)
AIM We compared the behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) in order to determine the characteristic features of each disorder. METHODS For this retrospective cohort study, we compared the behavioral and psychological symptoms of 288AD patients and 189 PD patients (mean age, 74.6±5.9 and 73.0±8.7years(More)
We report a 86-year-old woman who has been diagnosed as cerebral venous angioma by slow velocity-encoding phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). She had developed headache for one month. T1- and T2-weighted images showed a flow void sign in the right cerebellum with gadolinium enhancement. MRA using time-of-flight sequence revealed no abnormal(More)
Parkinson's disease with dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) both commonly exhibit brain Lewy body pathology and similar end-stage symptoms, but early symptoms differ. To clarify these differences, we compared the demographic characteristics, symptoms, cognitive and affective functioning, activities of daily life, and neuroimaging results(More)