A study of remote memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease by using the family line test

Hiroaki Kazui, Mamoru Hashimoto, Nobutsugu Hirono, Toru Imamura, Satoshi Tanimukai, Tokiji Hanihara, Manabu Ikeda, Kenjiro Komori, Yoshitaka Ikejiri, Etsuro Mori

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Abstract

We evaluated remote autobiographical memory impairment in 25 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 25 sex-, age- and education-matched healthy subjects by using a newly developed, highly effective assessment tool for remote memory, the Family Line Test (FLT). The FLT yields a total score, scores for 3 lifetime periods and the duration of remote memory impairment. In the patients with AD, the total score was significantly lower and the duration of remote memory impairment was significantly longer than in the healthy controls. A prominent temporal gradient in remote memory impairment was documented in the patients with AD. The total FLT score and duration of remote memory impairment correlated with recent memory and general cognitive dysfunctions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalDementia and geriatric cognitive disorders
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • General cognitive dysfunction
  • Recent memory impairment
  • Remote memory impairment
  • Temporal gradient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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