Different patterns of cognitive slowing produced by Alzheimer's disease and normal aging.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Aging has previously been shown to produce a generalized proportional slowing of all cognitive operations. In contrast, the present results suggested that Alzheimer's disease produces a disproportionate reduction in the speed with which patients carry out one or more mental operations. The tasks that demented patients found particularly difficult involved either a self-directed search of their lexicon or the use of familiarity information.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nebes, RD; Madden, DJ

Published Date

  • March 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 102 - 104

PubMed ID

  • 3268237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-7974

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0882-7974.3.1.102


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States