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Cognitive Gains and Losses of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease During Frequent Practice

Hillis, Argye Elizabeth and Benzing, Lisa and Epstein, Cathy and Lyketsos, Constantine
Cognitive Gains and Losses of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease During Frequent Practice. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 4(4), November, 1995, .

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Abstract

This longitudinal study of 2 patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), on 12 experimental tasks, was designed to identify a measure of cognitive decline in AD patients that would be sensitive to change over short periods (weeks), resistant to practice (repeated testing over a few weeks), and predictive of change over longer periods on standardized tests. During the periods of frequent testing, both patients improved on most tasks, but performance on the tasks of spelling words anc spelling pseudowords declined in the patient who deteriorated on standardized testing and remained stable in the patient who showed stable scores on standardized testing.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:298
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1995 : 25th : Sunriver, OR : June 1995)
Publisher:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Publication:American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
Volume:4
Number:4
Publication Location:Rockville, Md.
ISSN:1058-0360
Additional Information:Copyright by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Used with permission.