Magnetic resonance imaging and the severity of dementia in older adults.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging and the severity of dementia in older adults.},
  author={William Bondareff and J K Raval and Beverly Woo and Dagmar Hauser and Patrick M Colletti},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={47 1},
Periventricular white-matter lesions were visualized in the brains of elderly patients being assessed for possible Alzheimer's disease. The magnitude of these lesions, expressed as lesion-brain ratios, correlated closely with the severity of dementia indicated by scores on the Blessed Dementia Scale and the Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination. Impairment in several domains of cognitive functioning tested by the Mini-Mental State Examination was also correlated with the relative quantity of… CONTINUE READING

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