Cognitive deficits in spinocerebellar ataxia 2.

  title={Cognitive deficits in spinocerebellar ataxia 2.},
  author={Katrin Buerk and Christoph Globas and Sylvia M. Boesch and Susanne Graeber and M. Abele and Alexis Brice and Johannes Dichgans and Irene Daum and Thomas Klockgether},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={122 ( Pt 4)},
This is one of the first studies assessing the pattern of cognitive impairment in spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2). Cognitive function was studied in 17 patients with genetically confirmed SCA2 and 15 age- and IQ- matched controls using a neuropsychological test battery comprising tests for IQ, attention, verbal and visuospatial memory, as well as executive functions. Twenty-five percent of the SCA2 subjects showed evidence of dementia. Even in non-demented SCA2 subjects, there was evidence of… CONTINUE READING
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