Unawareness of cognitive deficit in Alzheimer disease and related dementias.

  title={Unawareness of cognitive deficit in Alzheimer disease and related dementias.},
  author={Mark T. Wagner and Katrina Spangenberg and David L. Bachman and Paul O'Connell},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={11 3},
The objective of this study was to determine whether unawareness of cognitive deficit is disease-specific. One hundred thirty-two patients were studied, grouped according to diagnosis of definite or probable Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, geropsychiatric control, or geriatric control. Diagnosis was the independent variable, and unawareness of cognitive deficit was the dependent variable. The Mini-Mental State Examination score was used as a dementia severity covariate. Analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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