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Detecting Profiles of Cognitive Performance in Dementia Syndromes and Parkinson’s Disease

This research, presented at AAIC 2015, investigated differential patterns of cognitive impairments and evaluated the utility of a 20-minute touchscreen-based cognitive test in patients presenting to a tertiary referral early-onset cognitive disorders clinic.

Methods

A total of 101 consecutive patients presenting to an early onset cognitive disorders clinic were evaluated. Patients were assessed using the CANTAB Insight iPad based cognitive battery. The 70 analysed in this study were those who received clinical diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (MCI) or subjective memory impairment (SMI) according to consensus criteria.

Results

CANATB Insight provided a brief, well-tolerated assessment which identified distinct profiles of impairment across diagnostic categories in an unselected, heterogeneous group of patients presenting to a tertiary referral centre. In clinical practice the tool has the potential to provide useful information to assist with differential diagnosis.

Interested in learning more about the use of CANTAB Insight in detecting profiles of cognitive performance in dementia syndromes and Parkinson’s disease? Download this poster.

 

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