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Clinical characteristics of dementia associated with argyrophilic grain disease

Steuerwald, Gertrud M. and Baumann, Thomas P. and Taylor, Kirsten I. and Mittag, Michael and Adams, Heiner and Tolnay, Markus and Monsch, Andreas U.. (2007) Clinical characteristics of dementia associated with argyrophilic grain disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 24 (3). pp. 229-234.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed at characterizing the clinical features of dementia associated with argyrophilic grain disease (AgD). METHODS: Relatives or close friends of 24 individuals with autopsy-confirmed AgD and 29 patients with autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer's disease (AD) were administered a novel Retrospective Dementia Inventory to assess the cognitive, behavioral and affective symptoms of the deceased patients. RESULTS: AgD patients showed less severe impairments in memory, language, attention and executive function than AD patients.CONCLUSION: Compared to AD patients, individuals suffering from AgD appear to present with comparable deficits in behavior and affect but relatively spared cognitive functioning.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Geriatrie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Geriatrie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie
UniBasel Contributors:Monsch, Andreas U
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1420-8008
e-ISSN:1421-9824
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:36

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