Getting Lost: Directed Attention and Executive Functions in Early Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

  title={Getting Lost: Directed Attention and Executive Functions in Early Alzheimer’s Disease Patients},
  author={Yi-Chen Chiu and Donna Algase and Ann F. Whall and Jersey Liang and Hsiu-Chih Liu and Ker‐Neng Lin and Pei-Ning Wang},
  journal={Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders},
  pages={174 - 180}
This study explores the link between directed attention (DA) and getting lost behavior (GLB) in early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using a cross-sectional design with 3 groups. Based on their dementia levels, 116 community-dwelling participants were recruited from a teaching hospital in Taiwan and classified as the non-demented control, questionably demented, and mild AD groups. Statistical analyses include Pearson correlations, one-way ANOVA, and multiple regressions. Attentional impairments… 

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