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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health