Valentina Ladera-Fernández

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INTRODUCTION. Along past years, interest in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) research and its early detection has been increased. Unlike first theories, international current proposals suggest that MCI is a syndrome characterized by an impairment in one or more cognitive functions without interfering in daily functional abilities and it is also accompanied(More)
BACKGROUND Studies centered on the detection of cognitive impairment and its relationship to cardiovascular risk factors in elderly people have gained special relevance in recent years. Knowledge of the cardiovascular risk factors that may be associated to cognitive impairment could be very useful for introducing treatments in early stages - thereby(More)
Episodic memory in the 7 Minute Screen is assessed by the Enhanced Cued Recall (ECR) test. The ECR test is composed of three phases, Identification, Immediate Recall, and Free and Cued Recall. However, just the last phase is considered for the total score. We believe that collecting the performance data of the Identification and Immediate Recall phases(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients who have difficulties recognising visual form stimuli are usually labelled as having visual agnosia. However, recent studies let us identify different clinical manifestations corresponding to discrete diagnostic entities which reflect a variety of deficits along the continuum of cortical visual processing. DEVELOPMENT We reviewed(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients submitted to surgery to treat a brain aneurysm, who have suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage, sometimes present cognitive disorders that can affect their social, familial, academic or occupational relationships. Memory disorders are frequent, although other cognitive functions may also be affected. AIMS The purpose of this research(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion over whether the mnemonic disorders that can appear after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) present as transitory deficits or can remain as permanent sequelae. AIMS To study whether there are mnemonic disorders in mild TBI or not, and to examine their evolution over the first year.(More)
INTRODUCTION The neuropsychological evaluation of memory is an essential investigation in all patients with head injuries, since alterations occur in a high proportion of injured persons and are one of the commonest sequelae. OBJECTIVE To analyse aspects of the neuropsychological evaluation of memory in head injuries, and the influence of other factors on(More)
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