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Computerized delayed matching to sample and paired associate performance in the early detection of dementia.

KS Fowler, MM Saling, EL Conway, JM Semple, WJ Louis

Appl Neuropsychol | Published : 1995

Abstract

This study examined the ability of two computerized neuropsychological tests, delayed matching to sample and paired associate learning, to detect early dementia. Three groups of subjects classified by NINCDS-ADRDA criteria and standard neuropsychological tests were studied: normal controls, patients believed to be in early stages of dementia of the Alzheimer type, and a group of questionable dementia subjects who reported memory loss but performed normally on standard measures of cognition. All subjects completed the two computerized tests. The early dementia group performed at a significantly lower level than the other two groups on all standard and computerized measures. A linear discrimin..

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