A Bianchetti

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    Angelo Bianchetti
    Department of Medicine, S Anna Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:158-62. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of acetyl-L-carnitine in Alzheimer's disease patients unresponsive to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
    A Bianchetti
    Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 19:350-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Insight in dementia: when does it occur? Evidence for a nonlinear relationship between insight and cognitive status
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer Disease Unit IRCCS, S Giovanni di Dio, S Cuore Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P100-6. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Validity of direct assessment of functional status as a tool for measuring Alzheimer's disease severity
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer Unit, IRCCS, S Giovanni di Dio, S Cuore Fatebenefratelli Institute, via Pilastroni 4, 25123, Brescia, Italy
    Age Ageing 27:615-22. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms of Alzheimer caregivers are mainly due to personal rather than patient factors
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer s Dementia Unit, I R C C S S Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:358-67. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Delusions in Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia
    G Binetti
    Alzheimer s Disease Care Unit, S Curore Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Acta Neurol Scand 88:5-9. 1993
  7. ncbi request reprint The Itel-MMSE: an Italian telephone version of the Mini-Mental State Examination
    T Metitieri
    Geriatric Research Group, Via Romanino, 2, 25122 Brescia, Italy
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:166-7. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Special care units for demented patients: a multicenter study
    G Bellelli
    Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Gerontologist 38:456-62. 1998
  9. pmc The prevalence of apoE-epsilon4 in Alzheimer's disease is age dependent
    G B Frisoni
    Alzheimer s Unit, IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio, FBF, Brescia, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 65:103-6. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality changes in Alzheimer's disease
    E Talassi
    Department of Medicine, Istituto Clinico S Anna, Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Aging Ment Health 11:526-31. 2007

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    Angelo Bianchetti
    Department of Medicine, S Anna Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:158-62. 2006
    ..An individualized, multimodal treatment plan addressing the treatment of cognitive, behavioural and functional decline is essential. Aim of the paper is to describe the principal components of the treatment plan of AD patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of acetyl-L-carnitine in Alzheimer's disease patients unresponsive to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
    A Bianchetti
    Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 19:350-3. 2003
    ..These data do not permit a conclusion as to the possible mechanism of action of the association of the two treatments...
  3. ncbi request reprint Insight in dementia: when does it occur? Evidence for a nonlinear relationship between insight and cognitive status
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer Disease Unit IRCCS, S Giovanni di Dio, S Cuore Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P100-6. 1999
    ..The trilinear model of the association between insight and cognitive status reflects more closely the observable decline of insight and can provide estimates of when the decline of insight begins and ends...
  4. ncbi request reprint Validity of direct assessment of functional status as a tool for measuring Alzheimer's disease severity
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer Unit, IRCCS, S Giovanni di Dio, S Cuore Fatebenefratelli Institute, via Pilastroni 4, 25123, Brescia, Italy
    Age Ageing 27:615-22. 1998
    ..to assess the validity of the Direct Assessment of Functional Status (DAFS) performance-based functional scale for the staging of dementia severity by comparing it with established clinical, functional and cognitive scales...
  5. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms of Alzheimer caregivers are mainly due to personal rather than patient factors
    O Zanetti
    Alzheimer s Dementia Unit, I R C C S S Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:358-67. 1998
    ..To investigate the predictors of caregiver's depressive symptoms in a sample of community-dwelling Alzheimer's patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Delusions in Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia
    G Binetti
    Alzheimer s Disease Care Unit, S Curore Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Acta Neurol Scand 88:5-9. 1993
    ..With regard to the content, no significant differences were observed between AD and MID patients; 53% of psychotic symptoms were found to be paranoid delusions while 47% were misidentification delusions...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Itel-MMSE: an Italian telephone version of the Mini-Mental State Examination
    T Metitieri
    Geriatric Research Group, Via Romanino, 2, 25122 Brescia, Italy
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:166-7. 2001
    ..We compared performance in an Italian telephone version of the Mini-Mental Status Examination (Itel-MMSE) with performance in the standard MMSE administered face to face to 104 inpatients affected by cognitive deficit...
  8. ncbi request reprint Special care units for demented patients: a multicenter study
    G Bellelli
    Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Gerontologist 38:456-62. 1998
    ..The data show an overall reduction in behavioral disturbances and a decreased use of psychotropic drugs and physical restraints...
  9. pmc The prevalence of apoE-epsilon4 in Alzheimer's disease is age dependent
    G B Frisoni
    Alzheimer s Unit, IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio, FBF, Brescia, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 65:103-6. 1998
    ..12 in the oldest age group. It is concluded that the relation of the epsilon4 allele with Alzheimer's disease is age dependent, indicating that other risk factors might be relevant in the younger and older ages...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality changes in Alzheimer's disease
    E Talassi
    Department of Medicine, Istituto Clinico S Anna, Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Aging Ment Health 11:526-31. 2007
    ..Assessment of personality changes in patients with dementia has received little systematic investigation, although caregivers report personality modifications in every phase of dementia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal and entorhinal cortex atrophy in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    G B Frisoni
    IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio FBF, Brescia, Italy
    Neurology 52:91-100. 1999
    ..To describe atrophic changes of the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and compare them with those of AD...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reality orientation therapy to delay outcomes of progression in patients with dementia. A retrospective study
    T Metitieri
    Geriartric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Clin Rehabil 15:471-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate the impact of continued Reality Orientation Therapy (ROT) in delaying the outcomes of dementia progression...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a cognitive rehabilitation program in mild dementia (MD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a case control study
    E Talassi
    Istituto Clinico S Anna Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:391-9. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Clinical aspects of Alzheimer's disease
    A Bianchetti
    Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy
    Aging (Milano) 13:221-30. 2001
    ..Disease progression is highly variable, and median survival after the onset of dementia ranges from 5 to 9.3 years. Early recognition of AD allows time to plan for the future, and to treat patients before marked deterioration occurs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and risk factors of delirium in demented and not demented elderly medical inpatients
    A Margiotta
    Department of Medicine, S Anna Hospital, Brescia, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:535-9. 2006
    ..to evaluate the differences in clinical characteristics and risk factors of delirium in elderly medical inpatients according to the presence or not of dementia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Aggressive behaviour associated with donepezil treatment: a case report
    Angelo Bianchetti
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:657-8. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Results of a multi-level therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease subjects in the "real world" (CRONOS project): a 36-week follow-up study
    Giuseppe Bellelli
    Rehabilitation Unit, Ancelle della Carita Hospital, 26100 Cremona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:54-61. 2005
    ..In this paper we present the results of this approach in a large population of AD subjects followed for 36 weeks by 14 AEUs in Eastern Lombardy, Italy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Donepezil use in the treatment of dementia associated with Down syndrome
    Giovanna Cipriani
    Arch Neurol 60:292; author reply 292. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease from the Italian Association of Psychogeriatrics
    Carlo Caltagirone
    Fondazione IRCCS, Santa Lucia, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Drugs Aging 22:1-26. 2005
    ..Other issues covered are opportunities for Alzheimer's disease prevention, various modalities of care, and the treatment of comorbidities...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Alzheimer's disease treatment: the Italian CRONOS project
    Angelo Bianchetti
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:87-8. 2003
  21. doi request reprint Predictors of 6-month mortality in elderly patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease discharged from a medical ward after acute nonacidotic exacerbation
    Piera Ranieri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Istituto Clinico S Anna, Brescia, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:909-13. 2008
    ..To identify clinical outcomes and variables associated with 6-month mortality in very elderly patients admitted for nonacidotic acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Italian telephone version of the mini-mental state examination in the elderly healthy population
    Nicola Vanacore
    National Centre of Epidemiology, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 106:132-6. 2006
    ..Despite some potential limitations, our results strongly suggest that the Itel-MMSE may be used as a screening test to identify healthy elderly subjects whose cognitive performance is poor...
  23. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program on Alzheimer's disease patients compared with those on patients affected by mild cognitive impairment
    Giovanna Cipriani
    Department of Medicine, S Anna Hospital, Via del Franzone, 31, I 25127 Brescia, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 43:327-35. 2006
    ..MCI and AD patients had significant improvements in global cognitive status and/or in specific cognitive areas. On the contrary, MSA patients did not benefit at all...
  24. ncbi request reprint Radial width of the temporal horn: a sensitive measure in Alzheimer disease
    Giovanni B Frisoni
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Neuroimaging, IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio FBF, via Pilastroni 4, I 25123 Brescia, Italy
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 23:35-47. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the validity of a CT- and MR-based measure of MTL atrophy that would be feasible for routine clinical use...
  25. doi request reprint Delirium and costs of informal home care
    Giuseppe Bellelli
    Arch Intern Med 168:1717. 2008