Divergent thinking in Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia.

  title={Divergent thinking in Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia.},
  author={Robert P. Hart and James B. Wade},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  volume={13 3-4},
Twenty-three patients with mild dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT) or frontotemporal type (DFT) and age- and education-matched control subjects were administered tests of complex fluency involving divergent thinking and tests of letter, category, and figural fluency. The tests of complex fluency discriminated the dementia patients from control subjects more strongly than did the other fluency tests. The results suggest that divergent thinking as assessed by complex fluency tests is a… CONTINUE READING

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