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Recall of a 10-Word List in the Assessment of Dementia in the Elderly

  • S. J. Harris (a1) and J. H. Dowson (a2)

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Residents of homes for the elderly with a history of impaired memory compatible with senile Alzheimer dementia were assessed by a paired-associate learning test (PALT) and a word list recall test. The latter discriminated between groups of individuals categorized according to severity of cognitive impairment by the PALT. It may be suitable for the assessment of memory for new information in clinical practice and for the evaluation of change in clinical trials of treatments for dementia.

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Recall of a 10-Word List in the Assessment of Dementia in the Elderly

  • S. J. Harris (a1) and J. H. Dowson (a2)
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