Validation of the RUDAS in Patients With a Middle-Level Education in Lima, Peru

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Objectives:To assess the psychometric properties of the Peruvian version of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS-PE) to discriminate controls from patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early dementia (ED) in a population with a mid-level education.Methods:A total of 133 patients from a memory clinic were administered the RUDAS-PE, INECO Frontal Screening, Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examinat...
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Cerebrospinal Fluid, Imaging, and Physiological Biomarkers in Dementia With Lewy Bodies

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Dementia with Lewy bodies is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, clinically characterized by gradual cognitive impairment and fluctuating cognition, behavioral changes and recurrent visual hallucinations, and autonomic function and movement symptoms in the type of parkinsonism. It is the second most common type of dementia in the Western world after Alzheimer disease. Over the last 20 years, many neurophysiolog...
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Impact of Zumba on Cognition and Quality of Life is Independent of APOE4 Carrier Status in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Women: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Objective:To investigate the association of a 6-month Zumba intervention with cognition and quality of life among older cognitively unimpaired apolipoprotein ∊4 (APOE4) carrier and noncarrier women.Methods:Fifty-three women were randomly assigned to either twice-weekly Zumba group classes or maintenance of habitual exercise (control group) for 6 months. At baseline, 3, and 6 months, all participants underwent neurops...
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An Experimental Pilot Study of Global Postural Reeducation Concerning the Cognitive Approach of Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Background:Several recent studies have examined the positive effects of physical exercise and equilibrium on individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.Objectives:In this sense, this study based on an experimental design, tested whether global postural reeducation (GPR) can affect equilibrium and cognition, life quality, and psychological symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).Methods:One hundred thirty-...
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