Dementia severity and pattern of cognitive performance in vascular dementia.

  title={Dementia severity and pattern of cognitive performance in vascular dementia.},
  author={Robert H. Paul and David J. Moser and Ronald A. Cohen and Jeffrey N. Browndyke and Tricia M Zawacki and Norman M Gordon},
  journal={Applied neuropsychology},
  volume={8 4},
We evaluated the influence of dementia severity on cognitive performance in two groups of individuals with vascular dementia (VaD). Performance on the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) was used to determine dementia severity. Tests of executive function, psychomotor speed, memory, language, and visuospatial function were administered. As expected, individuals with severe VaD (MMSE < 18) performed significantly more poorly than individuals with mild VaD (MMSE > or = 18) on most tests. More important… CONTINUE READING

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