Demência de Alzheimer: Correlação entre memória e autonomia

Translated title of the contribution: Alzheimer disease: Correlation between memory and autonomy

Izabella Dutra De Abreu, Orestes Vicente Forlenza, Hélio Lauar De Barros

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Abstract

Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to cognitive impairment and dementia. Within a global reduction in cognitive skills, the loss of memory-related functions has a pivotal role in the development of functional disability. As opposed to physical handicap, disability due to cognitive impairment is a strong determinant of reduced autonomy, hich in turn determines the degree of dependency on a caregiver. We further discuss the role of functional and cognitive screening instruments in the assessment of the degree of autonomy in patients with dementia.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria Clinica
Volume32
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 2005

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Autonomy
  • Cognitive test
  • Functional assessment scales
  • Memory
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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