Ya-Yun Chuang

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We constructed a Chinese version of the cognitive component of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-Cog). In order to accommodate illiteracy, the Chinese version used pictures instead of words for assessing recall and recognition. The Chinese ADAS-Cog was administered to 125 individuals with no dementia, 127 with questionable dementia, and 77 with(More)
The Clock-Drawing Test (CDT) has been used to screen for Alzheimer's disease (AD) as a supplement to cognitive tests that focus on memory impairment. We examined a comprehensive scoring system of the CDT in screening of AD in a Chinese population and derived a simplified scoring system. All 403 (144 AD and 259 nondemented) subjects were administered the(More)
The epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein (apo E) is one of the risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). We evaluated the association between apo E genotypes and depression in patients with AD. A psychiatrist interviewed all patients and their caregivers for depression using a Chinese version of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic(More)
Embodied cognition is a theory that emphasizes the importance of sensorimotor experiences for cognition. Therefore , the present study focused on how the facial expression manipulation influences the property judgments toward Chinese emotional words. 41 college students were divided into " biting the pen with smile " group and control group to rate the same(More)
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