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Cognitive, functional and physical activity impairment in elderly with Alzheimer's disease

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia & Neuropsychologia, March 2018
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Cognitive, functional and physical activity impairment in elderly with Alzheimer's disease
Published in
Dementia & Neuropsychologia, March 2018
DOI 10.1590/1980-57642018dn12-010004
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Renata Valle Pedroso, Danilla Icassatti Corazza, Carla Andreza de Almeida Andreatto, Thays Martins Vital da Silva, José Luiz Riani Costa, Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galduróz


Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a progressive degenerative disorder that negatively affects quality of life of patients and family members. The aim of this study is to compare the cognition, level of physical activity and functioning of elderly individuals with mild AD and those without dementia. The study comprised 24 elderly with mild AD (mean age = 76.9 ± 5.3 years) and 30 elderly without dementia (mean age = 74.1 ± 5.6 years). The following instruments were applied to evaluate cognitive functions: MMSE; Frontal Assessment Battery; Clock Drawing Test; Corsi Blocks, and Verbal Paired Associates. Event-related potential P300 was used to evaluate cognitive processing. The Modified Baecke Questionnaire For Older Adults was applied to evaluate the level of physical activity together with use of a pedometer for 7 consecutive days. For the evaluation of the functioning, the Direct Assessment of Functional Status-Revised scale and functional tests were used. There was a significant difference between the groups in level of physical activity and functioning, except on the test evaluating flexibility. Elderly with AD had cognitive, functional and physical activity deficits which can manifest even in the early stages of the disease.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 33%
Student > Master 6 29%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Lecturer 1 5%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Neuroscience 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Psychology 2 10%
Sports and Recreations 2 10%
Other 5 24%
Unknown 3 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2021.
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