Memory performances in young, elderly, and very old healthy individuals versus patients with Alzheimer's disease: evidence for discontinuity between normal and pathological aging.

@article{Carlesimo1998MemoryPI,
  title={Memory performances in young, elderly, and very old healthy individuals versus patients with Alzheimer's disease: evidence for discontinuity between normal and pathological aging.},
  author={Giovanni A. Carlesimo and Marco Mauri and A M Graceffa and Lucia Fadda and A. Loasses and Sebastiano Lorusso and Carlo Caltagirone},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={14-29}
}
In this study we compared memory performances of 29 probable patients with AD (17 mildly and 12 moderately demented) with those of 39 healthy young subjects, 36 elderly subjects (matched with the AD group for age and years of schooling), and 19 healthy very old subjects. In most of the memory tasks used in the present study, a progressive decline in performance was observed passing from the Young to the Elderly to the Very Old to the AD group. However, patients with AD were selectively impaired… CONTINUE READING

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