Activities of daily living - Outcome during two years in galantamine treated Alzheimer patients

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122 patients with Alzheimer's disease receiving galantamine in the Swedish Alzheimer Treatment Study were studied with respect to longitudinal change in cognition (MMSE and ADAS-cog) and function (IADL, PSMS and FAST). Particularly the FAST mean change from baseline showed a linear relationship with cognitive mean change and the strength of the relationship increased over time. The IADL scale demonstrated a faster decline of function, but significantly less than expected by using the mathematical model by Green et al. A cluster analysis was performed to reveal any natural groupings of the patients based on the functional scores at baseline. The two-cluster solution was significant; patients in cluster 1 were more cognitively impaired at baseline, they were less apt to carry the APOE e4 allele and declined faster in the outcome of PSMS score compared to the other group.


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  • Neurology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Alzheimer and Parkinson Related Disorders: ADPD 2007
ISBN (Print)978-88-7587-405-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Event8th International Conference on Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s Diseases (AD/PD 2007) - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 2007 Mar 142007 Mar 18


Conference8th International Conference on Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s Diseases (AD/PD 2007)

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