Cognitive and behavioural predictors of progression rates in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Cognitive and behavioural predictors of progression rates in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Ivana Buccione and Roberta Perri and Giovanni A. Carlesimo and Lucia Fadda and Laura Serra and Silvia Scalmana and Carlo Caltagirone},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  volume={14 4},
Cognitive and functional decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD) may show different, yet correlated, rates of progression. Over a 2-year period we investigated the predictive role of neuropsychological and behavioural variables on the cognitive and functional decline of 43 patients with AD. Slow and fast decliners were defined on the basis of cognitive and functional indexes of disease progression. We found that cognitive decline was predicted by diffuse cognitive impairment and functional… CONTINUE READING

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