Two aspects of impaired consciousness in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Two aspects of impaired consciousness in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Eric Salmon and Perrine Ruby and Daniela Perani and Elke Kalbe and Steven Laureys and St{\'e}phane R Adam and Fabienne Collette},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a degenerative dementia characterized by different aspects of impaired consciousness. For example, there is a deficit of controlled processes that require conscious processing of information. Such an impairment is indexed by decreased performances at controlled cognitive tasks, and it is related to reduced brain metabolic activity in a network of frontal, posterior associative, and limbic regions. Another aspect of impaired consciousness is that AD patients show… CONTINUE READING


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