Different Characteristics of Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease in the Mild Cognitive Impairment Stage

Abstract

We compared indices of the revised version of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-R) and scaled scores of the five subtests of the revised version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R) in 30 elderly schizophrenia (ES) patients and 25 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients in the amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) stage (AD-aMCI). In the WMS-R, attention/concentration was rated lower and delayed recall was rated higher in ES than in AD-aMCI, although general memory was comparable in the two groups. In WAIS-R, digit symbol substitution, similarity, picture completion, and block design scores were significantly lower in ES than in AD-aMCI, but the information scores were comparable between the two groups. Delayed recall and forgetfulness were less impaired, and attention, working memory and executive function were more impaired in ES than in AD-aMCI. These results should help clinicians to distinguish ES combined with AD-aMCI from ES alone.

DOI: 10.1159/000323561

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@inproceedings{Kazui2011DifferentCO, title={Different Characteristics of Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease in the Mild Cognitive Impairment Stage}, author={Hiroaki Kazui and Tetsuhiko Yoshida and Masahiko Takaya and Hiromichi Sugiyama and Daisuke Yamamoto and Yumiko Kito and Tamiki Wada and Keiko Nomura and Yuka Yasuda and Hidenaga Yamamori and Kazutaka Ohi and Motoyuki Fukumoto and Naomi Iike and Masao Iwase and Takashi Morihara and Shinji Tagami and Eku Shimosegawa and Jun Hatazawa and Yoshiyuki Ikeda and Eiichi Uchida and Toshihisa Tanaka and Takashi Kudo and Ryota Hashimoto and Masatoshi Takeda}, booktitle={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra}, year={2011} }