The value of informant versus individual's complaints of memory impairment in early dementia

David B. Carr, Steven Gray, Jack Baty, John C. Morris

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Abstract

Self-reported versus informant-reported memory problems in nondemented elderly adults and in individuals with very mild and mild dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) were correlated with cognitive outcomes. No significant correlations were found between self-reported memory complaints and cognitive performance or (in controls) later development of dementia. In contrast, informant-reported memory loss distinguished nondemented from demented individuals and predicted future diagnosis of DAT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1724-1726
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume55
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 12 2000

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