Assessment of working-memory deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's dementia using Wechsler's Working Memory Index.

@article{Kessels2011AssessmentOW,
  title={Assessment of working-memory deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's dementia using Wechsler's Working Memory Index.},
  author={Roy P. C. Kessels and Pieter W Molleman and Joukje M Oosterman},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 5-6},
  pages={487-90}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although episodic memory deficits are a hallmark in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's dementia (AD), little attention has been paid so far to the ability to maintain and manipulate information during a brief period of time, i.e. working memory. In this study, we examine verbal working memory in both cognitively unimpaired older people and MCI and AD patients. METHODS Seventy- five participants were examined with either no cognitive impairment (n=25), MCI (n… CONTINUE READING