Relationship between chronic pain and cognition in cognitively intact older persons and in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The need to control for mood.

@article{Scherder2008RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between chronic pain and cognition in cognitively intact older persons and in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The need to control for mood.},
  author={Erik J. A. Scherder and Laura H. P. Eggermont and Bart Plooij and Jeroen Oudshoorn and Pieter Jelle Vuijk and Gis{\`e}le P. Pickering and Stefan Lautenbacher and Wilco P Achterberg and Joukje M Oosterman},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          50-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Brain areas that are involved in cognition and mood also play a role in pain processing. OBJECTIVE The goal of the present study was to examine the relationship between chronic pain and cognition [executive functions (EF) and memory], while controlling for mood, in cognitively intact older persons and in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS Two groups of subjects participated: 20 older persons without dementia and 19 patients in an early stage of probable AD who… CONTINUE READING

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