Sandra K Vicari

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Diagnosis of dementia needs to be complemented by precise determination of disease severity across the broad spectrum of disease progression. The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMS), the Activities-of-Daily-Living assessment (ADL) and the Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR) were modified for direct comparability and administered to 112 outpatients and 45 nursing(More)
The Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) was administered to 61 Alzheimer patients, 52 elderly controls, and 80 controls between age 7 and 54 years. The Alzheimer group was categorized into different severity levels of dementia based on MMSE scores: very mild (> or = 24), mild (> or = 20), moderate (10-19), and severe (0-9). All 11 ADAS Cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve mechanistic understanding, this pilot randomized controlled trial examined mediators of an exercise intervention effects on sleep in breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS Forty-six postmenopausal BCS (≤Stage II, off primary treatment) were randomized to a 3-month exercise intervention or control group. Intervention included 160(More)
We report here a case study of a 76-year-old woman with a high school education, whose presenting psychiatric symptomatology indicated dementia of unknown etiology. Neuropsychological test results were consistent with AD, but diagnosis was complicated by an MRI showing a large right hemisphere cortical infarct and scattered subcortical changes leading to a(More)
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