Viviane Amaral Carvalho

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the accuracy of the Brazilian version of the Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination-revised (ACE-R) in the diagnosis of mild Alzheimer disease (AD). BACKGROUND The ACE-R is an accurate and brief cognitive battery for the detection of mild dementia, especially for the discrimination between AD and frontotemporal dementia. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information about the functional profile of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). OBJECTIVE To compare direct and indirect assessments of activities of daily living (ADLs) in bvFTD and Alzheimer disease (AD) and their relationship with cognitive performance. METHODS In all, 20 patients with bvFTD, 30 patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to compare caregiver burden and distress in behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to investigate which factors contribute to caregivers' burden and distress. METHODS Fifty patients and their caregivers were invited to participate. Among the patients, 20 had a diagnosis of bvFTD and 30(More)
Neuropsychological correlates of apathy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) may shed some light on the neurobiology of this behavioral disorder. Whereas previous research has suggested an association between apathy and executive functions in AD, amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) cohorts point to an association with memory tests. We aimed to further(More)
The Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R) is a highly sensitive and specifi c tool for the detection of mild dementia. It is particularly useful in differentiating Alzheimer’s disease from frontotemporal dementia. While the fi rst version of the test battery has been adapted in many countries, its revised version has not, probably because it(More)
There are few studies describing the functional changes in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and it is not clear which aspects of functionality are affected by the disease. Objective: The aim of the present investigation was to characterize the functional profile of patients previously diagnosed with bvFTD. Methods: The sample consisted of(More)
Bento Lima-Silva, Thais; Santoro Bahia, Valéria; Amaral Carvalho, Viviane; Cerqueira Guimarães, Henrique; Caramelli, Paulo; Balthazar, Márcio; Damasceno, Benito; Machado de Campos Bottino, Cássio; Dozzi Brucki, Sônia Maria; Mioshi, Eneida; Nitrini, Ricardo; Sanches Yassuda, Mônica Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and applicability of the Brazilian(More)
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