Effect of cortisol levels on working memory performance in elderly subjects with Alzheimer's disease.

@article{SouzaTalarico2008EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cortisol levels on working memory performance in elderly subjects with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Juliana Nery de Souza-Talarico and Paulo Caramelli and Ricardo Nitrini and Eliane Corr{\^e}a Chaves},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 3B},
  pages={619-24}
}
BACKGROUND Subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have elevated cortisol levels as a result of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction. Acute administration of hydrocortisone has been associated with working memory (WM) performance in young adults. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether cortisol levels are associated with WM performance in… CONTINUE READING