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Diagnostic relevance of spatial orientation for vascular dementia: A case study

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia & Neuropsychologia, March 2018
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Title
Diagnostic relevance of spatial orientation for vascular dementia: A case study
Published in
Dementia & Neuropsychologia, March 2018
DOI 10.1590/1980-57642018dn12-010013
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Gillian Coughlan, Emma Flanagan, Stephen Jeffs, Maxime Bertoux, Hugo Spiers, Eneida Mioshi, Michael Hornberger

Abstract

Spatial orientation is emerging as an early and reliable cognitive biomarker of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathophysiology. However, no evidence exists as to whether spatial orientation is also affected in vascular dementia (VaD). To examine allocentric (map-based) and egocentric (viewpoint-based) spatial orientation in an early stage VaD case. A spatial test battery was administered following clinical and neuropsychological cognitive evaluation. Despite the patient's complaints, little evidence of episodic memory deficits were detected when cueing was provided to overcome executive dysfunction. Similarly, medial temporal lobe-mediated allocentric orientation was intact. By contrast, medial parietal-mediated egocentric orientation was impaired, despite normal performance on standard visuospatial tasks. To our knowledge, this is the first in-depth investigation of spatial orientation deficits in VaD. Isolated egocentric deficits were observed. This differs from AD orientation deficits which encompass both allocentric and egocentric orientation deficits. A combination of egocentric orientation and executive function tests could serve as a promising cognitive marker for VaD pathophysiology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Student > Master 1 4%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Researcher 1 4%
Student > Postgraduate 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 19 76%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 4 16%
Neuroscience 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Unknown 19 76%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 27 April 2018.
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#2,032,180
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