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Dual task performance in early Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment and depression.

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BACKGROUND: The dual task paradigm (Baddeley et al. 1986; Della Sala et al. 1995) has been proposed as a sensitive measure of Alzheimer's dementia, early in the disease process. METHOD: We investigated this claim by administering the modified dual task paradigm (utilising a pencil-and-paper version of a tracking task) to 33 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and 10 with very early Alzheimer's disease, as well as 21 healthy elderly subjects and 17 controls with depressive...

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10.1017/s0033291708003346

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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-31
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:b1f3aee2-1d22-40cc-9ec3-724e618ec82e
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139222
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pubs:139222

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