Sensitivity of a time-based prospective memory procedure in the assessment of amnestic mild cognitive impairment

Alberto Costa, Lucia Fadda, Roberta Perri, Marialuisa Brisindi, Maria Giovanna Lombardi, Carlo Caltagirone, Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo

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Abstract

This study was aimed at evaluating whether prospective memory (PM) assessment is able to assist the discrimination between amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and healthy subjects (HCs) and between aMCI with single versus multiple domains impairment. Individuals with aMCI and HCs were administered an extensive neuropsychological tests battery and a time-based PM task. PM scores significantly improved the accuracy of the regression model in discriminating between aMCI multiple domains, but not aMCI single domain, and HCs. Moreover, the prospective score significantly contributed to the discrimination between the two aMCI subgroups. These findings indicate the usefulness of including the PM procedure in evaluations of aMCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Prospective memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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