Neuropsychological predictors of dependency in patients with Alzheimer disease.

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether specific cognitive deficits can predict the progression of Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS Two hundred fifty-two patients with AD enrolled in the Predictors Study were followed at 6-month intervals for up to 4.5 years with neurologic, cognitive, and psychiatric examinations. Neuropsychological functions were assessed by the… (More)

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