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Visual association memory test in differentiating early stage of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia.
Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2006 Jun; 15(2):98-104.AN

Abstract

We studied the results of the Visual Association Memory Test (VAMT) in differentiating Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). In addition, other basic neuropsychological tests, including the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) were also used. Generally, with the VAMT, AD patients had a worse performance than VaD patients. Particularly among patients with a CDR = 0.5, the AD patients had statistically significantly lower VAMT scores (score less than 3) (p = 0.026) compared to those of VaD patients. However, the VAMT could not predict clinical severity or disease progression. The VAMT, as revealed in this study, is a brief, simply administered, and less biased test, and may offer a diagnostic adjunct to differentiate AD from VaD especially in an early dementia state.

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Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16871896

Citation

Chuang, Wen-Li, et al. "Visual Association Memory Test in Differentiating Early Stage of Alzheimer's Disease From Vascular Dementia." Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, vol. 15, no. 2, 2006, pp. 98-104.
Chuang WL, Wang HM, Hsieh YC, et al. Visual association memory test in differentiating early stage of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2006;15(2):98-104.
Chuang, W. L., Wang, H. M., Hsieh, Y. C., Chang, T. F., Kuo, H. C., & Huang, C. C. (2006). Visual association memory test in differentiating early stage of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia. Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, 15(2), 98-104.
Chuang WL, et al. Visual Association Memory Test in Differentiating Early Stage of Alzheimer's Disease From Vascular Dementia. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2006;15(2):98-104. PubMed PMID: 16871896.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visual association memory test in differentiating early stage of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia. AU - Chuang,Wen-Li, AU - Wang,Hsuan-Min, AU - Hsieh,Yu-Chen, AU - Chang,Ting-Fang, AU - Kuo,Hung-Chou, AU - Huang,Chin-Chang, PY - 2006/7/29/pubmed PY - 2006/8/10/medline PY - 2006/7/29/entrez SP - 98 EP - 104 JF - Acta neurologica Taiwanica JO - Acta Neurol Taiwan VL - 15 IS - 2 N2 - We studied the results of the Visual Association Memory Test (VAMT) in differentiating Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). In addition, other basic neuropsychological tests, including the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) were also used. Generally, with the VAMT, AD patients had a worse performance than VaD patients. Particularly among patients with a CDR = 0.5, the AD patients had statistically significantly lower VAMT scores (score less than 3) (p = 0.026) compared to those of VaD patients. However, the VAMT could not predict clinical severity or disease progression. The VAMT, as revealed in this study, is a brief, simply administered, and less biased test, and may offer a diagnostic adjunct to differentiate AD from VaD especially in an early dementia state. SN - 1028-768X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16871896/Visual_association_memory_test_in_differentiating_early_stage_of_Alzheimer's_disease_from_vascular_dementia_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alzheimersdisease.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -