Tarja-Brita Robins Wahlin

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We examined the relationship of age-related losses of striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) density to age-related deficits in episodic memory and executive functioning in a group of subjects (n = 12) ranging from 34 to 81 years of age. The radioligand [(11)C]beta-CIT-FE was used to determine DAT binding in caudate and putamen. Results showed clear(More)
OBJECTIVE People with Alzheimer's disease (AD) commonly exhibit changes in personality that sometimes precede the other early clinical manifestations of the condition, such as cognitive impairment and mood changes. Although these personality changes reflect the impact of progressive brain damage, there are several possible patterns of personality change(More)
The present study tests the hypothesis that the dopamine system is altered in idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), and that the pattern of possible changes differs between juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) and epilepsy with tonic-clonic seizures only (GTCS). The dopamine (DA) system was investigated with PET and a DA transporter (DAT) ligand [(11)C]PE2I(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine longitudinal associations among thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels and cognitive performance. Data collected at the first three assessment times, approximately 3 years apart, are reported for the survivors (n=45) from a previously published cross-sectional study. Participants were aged 75-93 years at baseline,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships between performance on the National Adult Reading Test (NART) and retrospective, concurrent, and prospective memory functioning, as well as between the NART and change in memory functioning over time. METHOD NART administered in 2005 was used as a predictor for memory functioning in(More)
The primary focus of this study was to examine whether there is early neuropsychological impairment in presymptomatic Huntington's disease (HD). A broad neuropsychological assessment battery was administered to 24 asymptomatic gene carriers (HD+) and 31 noncarriers (HD-). The gene carriers revealed inferior cognitive functioning as compared with the(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate verbal fluency in preclinical Huntington's disease (HD). Phonemic and semantic fluency and the rate of word production over time were assessed for 29 asymptomatic gene carriers and 34 noncarriers of HD. The relationship between fluency tasks and other cognitive domains was investigated. Compared to(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder initially affecting the basal ganglia and especially the head of the caudate nucleus. Neuropsychological research has indicated that olfactory dysfunction may appear early in HD, prior to the onset of significant motor or cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this study was to examine whether(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The main purpose of the study was to determine whether the predicted age of onset of Huntington's disease (HD) affects cognitive function as measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R). The subscales and subtests, and their potential selectivity were examined in preclinical HD (30 mutation carriers and 34 noncarriers)(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines non-verbal (design) and verbal (phonemic and semantic) fluency in prodromal Huntington's disease (HD). An accumulating body of research indicates subtle deficits in cognitive functioning among prodromal mutation carriers for HD. METHODS Performance was compared between 32 mutation carriers and 38 non-carriers in order to(More)