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Verbal behavior in Alzheimer's disease patients: analysis of phrase repetition / CECATO, Juliana Francisca ; [et al].
Dementia & neuropsychologia, 2010, vol. 4 (3 (sept.)), p. 202-206. (24-01-2012)

Mots-clés principaux
Maladie d'Alzheimer
Trouble de la parole et du langage
Aphasie de répétition
Diagnostic différentiel

Résumé :

Language problems in the elderly with AD are due to the fact that deterioration occurs not only in semantic memory, but in a group of cognitive factors, evidenced by a deficiency in search strategies for linguistic information. Objectives: To evaluate phrase repetition in two cognitive tests, the MMSE and MoCA, in a group of Alzheimer disease patients (AD) and normal controls. Methods: A Cross-sectional study was conducted involving 20 patients who sought medical assistance at a geriatric institute in Jundiaí, São Paulo. The subjects underwent a detailed clinical examination and neuropsychometric evaluation. All subjects with AD met DSM-IV and NINCDS-ADRDA criteria. Ten patients received a diagnosis of AD and 10 were healthy subjects, forming the control group (CG). Results: All participants correctly answered the phrase from the MMSE (phrase 1). The MoCA phrases (phrases 2 and 3) were correct in 80% and 90%, respectively in the CG and in 40% and 50%, respectively in the AD group. Conclusions: The MoCA test proved more effective in evaluating the echoic behavior in AD patients compared to the MMSE. The simpler phrase repetition task in the MMSE was found to be less sensitive in detecting mild language decline in AD patients.

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 28915
NumRec : 6067203


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