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Age Ageing. 1996 May;25(3):209-13.

Cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and senile dementia of Lewy body type.

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  • 1MCR Neurochemical Pathology Unit, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6BE, UK.

Abstract

One hundred and twenty-four patients with DSM-III-R dementia were assessed with a standardized battery which included the Geriatric Mental State Schedule, the History and Aetiology Schedule, the Secondary Dementia Schedule and the CAMCOG. Patients with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and senile dementia of Lewy body type (SDLT) all had a similar degree of cognitive impairment at the time of the baseline interview. Patients with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia each experienced a mean decline of 27 points in patients with SDLT. Patients with SDLT had a significantly greater decline of verbal fluency than both the other groups. Women were significantly more impaired than men at the time of the baseline assessment but experienced a similar decline during the year of follow-up.

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