ROBERT A contact STERN
Affiliation: Boston University
- Cognitive correlates of HVOT performance differ between individuals with mild cognitive impairment and normal controlsAngela L Jefferson
Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Complex, Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:405-12. 2006....
- Diagnostic utility of the NAB List Learning test in Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairmentBrandon E Gavett
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:121-9. 2009..58 to .92 and univariate specificity values ranged from .52 to .97. Multivariate ordinal regression produced a model that classified individuals with 80% accuracy and good predictive power. (JINS, 2009, 15, 121-129.)...
- Predicting cognitive decline and conversion to Alzheimer's disease in older adults using the NAB List Learning testBrandon E Gavett
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:651-60. 2010..The predictive validity of the NAB List Learning algorithm makes it a clinically useful tool for the assessment of older adults...
- Mild traumatic brain injury: a risk factor for neurodegenerationBrandon E Gavett
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St, B 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Alzheimers Res Ther 2:18. 2010....
- Long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma: chronic traumatic encephalopathyRobert A Stern
Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, 72 East Concord St, 7380, Boston, MA 02118, USA
PM R 3:S460-7. 2011..Research also will provide policy makers with the scientific knowledge to make appropriate guidelines regarding the prevention and treatment of brain trauma in all levels of athletic involvement as well as the military theater...
- At the crossroads: development and evaluation of a dementia caregiver group intervention to assist in driving cessationRobert A Stern
Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
Gerontol Geriatr Educ 29:363-82. 2008..The At the Crossroads caregiver intervention appears to effectively provide education and support needed for caregivers to address driving-related issues with their loved ones...
- A new scale measuring psychologic impact of genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer diseaseWinston W Chung
Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 23:50-6. 2009....
- Preliminary study of the relationship between thyroid status and cognitive and neuropsychiatric functioning in euthyroid patients with Alzheimer dementiaRobert A Stern
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Cogn Behav Neurol 17:219-23. 2004..To investigate whether variations within normal ranges of thyroid functioning are related to cognitive and neuropsychiatric functioning in Alzheimer disease (AD)...
- Clock drawing test ratings by dementia specialists: interrater reliability and diagnostic accuracyAnil K Nair
Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:85-92. 2010..Based on rating systems, clock drawing test scoring by dementia clinicians had excellent interrater reliability and sensitivity for differentiating the mild Alzheimer's disease subjects from comparison subjects...
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes: progressive tauopathy after repetitive head injuryAnn C McKee
Department of Neurology, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 68:709-35. 2009..Deposition of beta-amyloid, most commonly as diffuse plaques, occurs in fewer than half the cases. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a neuropathologically distinct slowly progressive tauopathy with a clear environmental etiology...
- TDP-43 proteinopathy and motor neuron disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathyAnn C McKee
Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 69:918-29. 2010..This is the first pathological evidence that repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports might be associated with the development of a motor neuron disease...
- Helmets and mouth guards: the role of personal equipment in preventing sport-related concussionsDaniel H Daneshvar
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, 72 East Concord Street, B7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Clin Sports Med 30:145-63, x. 2011..Improving coach and player education about proper concussion management, encouraging neck-strengthening exercises, and minimizing high-risk impacts may reduce concussions in sports...
- Test-retest stability on the WRAT-3 reading subtest in geriatric cognitive evaluationsLee Ashendorf
Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 31:605-10. 2009..Results indicated that WRAT-3 Reading scores are appropriate for use with older adults, though the use of categorical descriptors to describe premorbid ability based on these scores is not supported...
- Clock drawing performance in cognitively normal elderlyEmily J Hubbard
Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 23:295-327. 2008..Our results may serve as useful comparisons for clinicians wishing to know whether their patients perform in the general range of cognitively normal elderly...
- Geriatric performance on an abbreviated version of the Boston naming testAngela L Jefferson
Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Appl Neuropsychol 14:215-23. 2007..001). Geriatric normative data therefore suggest that sex, race, and education are all associated with naming performance, and these variables should be taken into consideration when interpreting geriatric BNT-30 performance...
- Lower-extremity function in cognitively healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's diseaseLaura H Eggermont
Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:584-8. 2010..To examine differences in lower-extremity function in cognitive healthy older persons, older persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and older persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
- Cognitive and neuropsychiatric aspects of subclinical hypothyroidism: significance in the elderlyJennifer Duncan Davis
Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital Physicians Office Building, Suite 430, 110 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:384-90. 2003..The purpose of this review is to summarize existing data on the cognitive and neuropsychiatric consequences of subclinical hypothyroidism, benefits of treatment, and recommendations for screening and monitoring in older adults...
- Driving scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementiaLaura B Brown
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:209-15. 2005..Thus, the new NAB Driving Scenes test appears to have good ecological validity for real-world driving ability in normal and very mildly demented older adults...
- Trail Making Test errors in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementiaLee Ashendorf
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, United States
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 23:129-37. 2008..The findings show that TMT B time and errors are independently meaningful scores, and both therefore have clinical utility in assessing individuals referred for dementia evaluations...
- The influence of cognitive reserve on neuropsychological functioning following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)Susan A Ropacki
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:73-85. 2007..These data are considered in the context of a threshold model of CR theory...
- High-dose B vitamin supplementation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trialPaul S Aisen
Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, M C 0949, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
JAMA 300:1774-83. 2008..Prior studies of B vitamins to reduce homocysteine in AD have not had sufficient size or duration to assess their effect on cognitive decline...
- The influence of cognitive reserve on memory following electroconvulsive therapySusan A Legendre
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:333-9. 2003..01). These data provide further support for CR theory and suggest that CR may be an underlying factor in differential memory loss in ECT...
- Referring physicians' perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation: how are we doing?Geoffrey Tremont
Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 16:551-4. 2002..These findings did not differ based on physician specialty or patient diagnosis...
- Odor identification deficits in diffuse lewy body diseaseHolly James Westervelt
Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
Cogn Behav Neurol 16:93-9. 2003..To describe odor identification performance in patients with diffuse Lewy body disease and determine the clinical utility of odor identification tests in distinguishing diffuse Lewy body disease from Alzheimer disease...
- Utility of the neuropsychological evaluation in an acute medical hospitalCatherine Lee Bishop
Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 17:468-73. 2003....
- Patient and family perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation: how are we doing?Holly James Westervelt
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 21:263-73. 2007..6%) than coping or support (31.8%). Some barriers to compliance with recommendations were identified...
- Discrimination of dementia with lewy bodies from Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease using the clock drawing testDeborah A Cahn-Weiner
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, USA
Cogn Behav Neurol 16:85-92. 2003..The authors' objective was to examine the ability of the Clock Drawing Test to discriminate Dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease...