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 Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI) contains nine cognitive domains. Its total score has been used to screen for dementia in epidemiological studies conducted in the US, Japan and Taiwan, but its usefulness in distinguishing different levels of dementia has not been examined. This study was conducted to compare CASI scores of patients 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 26(More)
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