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International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 6542962, 11 pages -

Research Article

School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Received 14 May 2016; Revised 28 July 2016; Accepted 11 August 2016

Academic Editor: George T. Grossberg

Copyright © 2016 Stephanie Yamin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Purpose. Alzheimer’s disease AD and dementia with Lewy Bodies DLB constitute two of the most common forms of dementia in North America. Driving is a primary means of mobility among older adults and the risk of dementia increases with advanced age. The purpose of this paper is to describe the cognitive profile of licensed drivers with mild AD and mild DLB. Method. Licensed drivers with mild AD, mild DLB, and healthy controls completed neuropsychological tests measuring general cognition, attention, visuospatial-perception, language, and cognitive fluctuations. Results. The results showed differences between healthy controls and demented participants on almost all neuropsychological measures. Participants with early DLB were found to perform significantly worse on some measures of attention and visuospatial functioning in comparison with early AD. Discussion. Future research should examine the relationship between neuropsychological measures and driving outcomes among individuals with mild AD and mild DLB.





Autor: Stephanie Yamin, Arne Stinchcombe, and Sylvain Gagnon

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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