Dual task performance in early Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment and depression.

@article{Lonie2009DualTP,
  title={Dual task performance in early Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment and depression.},
  author={Jane A Lonie and Kevin M Tierney and Lucie L Herrmann and C. Donaghey and Ronan E O'Carroll and A Lee and Klaus P. Ebmeier},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={23-31}
}
BACKGROUND The dual task paradigm (Baddeley et al. 1986; Della Sala et al. 1995) has been proposed as a sensitive measure of Alzheimer's dementia, early in the disease process. METHOD We investigated this claim by administering the modified dual task paradigm (utilising a pencil-and-paper version of a tracking task) to 33 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and 10 with very early Alzheimer's disease, as well as 21 healthy elderly subjects and 17 controls with depressive… CONTINUE READING