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EVALUATION OF MONTREAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TEST FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS BETWEEN MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ELDERLY WITH MORE THAN 4 YEARS OF STUDY

Grant number: 11/15133-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal researcher:José Eduardo Martinelli
Grantee:Juliana Francisca Cecato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ). Prefeitura Municipal de Jundiaí. Jundiaí , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The diagnostic investigation of dementia in the elderly based on a series of exams, which neuropsychological evaluations its one of them. In recent years, psychological tests have helped diagnostic investigation process and to find brain function changes in relation between performance and structure. The present study aims to evaluate the predictive test Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and contribute to the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and normal controls. Expected to find significant differences among the three diagnostic groups.

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