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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


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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