Isolated Degenerative Amnesia Without Dementia: An 8-year Longitudinal Study

Paolo Caffarra, Annalena Venneri

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Abstract

A case of a 72-year-old patient suffering from progressive isolated memory disorders is reported. The patient has been followed up over eight years and her neuropsychological profile reveals a high standard of performance on all tests assessing intelligence, language, praxis, attention, and short-term memory, but she fails all long-term memory tasks. MRI images showed bilateral hippocampal atrophy in the sagittal and coronal sections in the absence of white matter signal abnormalities. [18FDG] PET scan detected bilateral hypometabolism of the hippocampal regions and of the thalamus and mild metabolic reduction in the frontal area. The neuroimaging and neuropsychological profiles point to a progressive amnesia of degenerative aetiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalNeurocase
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Amnesia
Longitudinal Studies
Dementia
Intelligence Tests
Long-Term Memory
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Memory Disorders
Thalamus
Short-Term Memory
Neuroimaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Atrophy
Language
Longitudinal Study
White Matter
Etiology
Praxis
Long-term Memory
Short-term Memory

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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Isolated Degenerative Amnesia Without Dementia : An 8-year Longitudinal Study. / Caffarra, Paolo; Venneri, Annalena.

In: Neurocase, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1996, p. 99-106.

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Caffarra, P & Venneri, A 1996, 'Isolated Degenerative Amnesia Without Dementia: An 8-year Longitudinal Study', Neurocase, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 99-106.
Caffarra, Paolo ; Venneri, Annalena. / Isolated Degenerative Amnesia Without Dementia : An 8-year Longitudinal Study. In: Neurocase. 1996 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 99-106.
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