Memory deficits and retrieval processes in ALS.

  title={Memory deficits and retrieval processes in ALS.},
  author={Maria Cristina Mantovan and Linda Baggio and Gianfranco Dalla Barba and Paul Smith and Elena Pegoraro and Gianni Soraru' and Piero Bonometto and Corrado I. Angelini},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  volume={10 3},
Subtle neuropsychological deficits have been described in patients affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) without dementia. Overall, selective impairment in memory function has been reported, but the source of memory impairment in ALS has yet to be defined. We performed neuropsychological screening in 20 ALS patients. Semantic encoding and post-encoding cue effects on the retrieval of word lists were investigated in the ALS patients and normal controls. Severity of memory impairment… CONTINUE READING
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