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Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a clinical dementia syndrome with early symptoms of language dysfunction. Postmortem findings are varied and include Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), both tauopathies and TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) proteinopathies....
We describe a 64-year-old male who presented with a 2-year history of behavioral and cognitive decline. Brain imaging showed nonenhancing hemispheric white matter lesions. Blood work revealed elevated thyroglobulin and thyroperoxidase antibody levels. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was...
Few objective cognitive assessment tools have been validated for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in African Americans despite higher prevalence of disease. This preliminary study evaluated discriminant validity of a computerized cognitive assessment battery for MCI in an urban African American...
Resistiveness to care (RTC) in older adults with dementia commonly disrupts nursing care. Research has found that elderspeak (infantilizing communication) use by nursing home (NH) staff increases the probability of RTC in older adults with dementia. The current analysis used general sequential...
We describe the phenotype of a Bulgarian early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD) family with 3 affected patients in 3 generations. In the proband, a novel L381V mutation in the presenilin1 (PSEN1) gene was identified. In this patient, the first symptoms were noticed at the age of 32 years and...
The current study aims to (1) determine whether there is a relationship between the problems of patients with dementia and the psychosocial functioning of the caregiver, (2) determine whether these relationships exist independent of sociodemographic and caregiving-related variables, and (3)...
The objective of our study was to describe the burden of a sample of 208 live-in/non-live-in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We analyzed the statistical correlation between Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) and the live-in/non-live-in caregiver status, and between the...
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