M M Amick
Affiliation: Brown University
- Driving safety among older adultsMelissa M Amick
Memorial Hospital of RI, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Pawtucket 02860, USA
Med Health R I 91:146-8. 2008
- Deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease: the role of neuropsychological assessmentMelissa M Amick
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
Med Health R I 89:130-3. 2006....
- Visual and cognitive predictors of driving safety in Parkinson's disease patientsM M Amick
Memorial Hospital of RI, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:957-67. 2007..These findings suggest that neuropsychological tests, which are multifactorial in nature and require visual perception and visual spatial judgments are the most useful screening measures for hazardous driving in PD patients...
- Body side of motor symptom onset in Parkinson's disease is associated with memory performanceM M Amick
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:736-40. 2006..By contrast, the RPD group showed poorer verbal than visual memory within group. These findings suggest that side of motor symptom onset is associated with asymmetrical memory dysfunction...
- Excessive daytime sleepiness and on-road driving performance in patients with Parkinson's diseaseM M Amick
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
J Neurol Sci 252:13-5. 2007..Neither EDS nor PD medications were associated with on-road driving performance. These findings suggest that in this pilot study EDS did not impair PD patients' driving skills on a formal driving evaluation...
- Olfaction and apathy in Parkinson's diseaseChristina K Cramer
The Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 343 Lloyd ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:124-6. 2010..However, no study until this point has been published investigating whether there is any association between olfactory dysfunction and apathy in PD patients...
- Rhinorrhea and olfaction in Parkinson diseaseJoseph H Friedman
Neuro Health, 227 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, USA
Neurology 70:487-9. 2008
- Rhinorrhea is increased in Parkinson's diseaseJoseph H Friedman
Parkinson s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of NeuroHealth, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886, USA
Mov Disord 23:452-4. 2008..These observations confirm that rhinorrhea is a common problem and raise the questions as to whether some olfactory impairment found in PD could be confounded by rhinorrhea and also whether rhinorrhea may be a premotor symptom...
- Testosterone not associated with violent dreams or REM sleep behavior disorder in men with Parkinson'sKelvin L Chou
NeuroHealth Parkinson s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886, USA
Mov Disord 22:411-4. 2007..While dream content appears to be more aggressive in PD patients with clinical RBD, the presence of violent dreams or clinical RBD is not associated with testosterone levels in men with PD...
- Cognitive screening of older adultsJanet Grace
Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
Med Health R I 88:8-11. 2005
- Neuropsychological deficits associated with driving performance in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseaseJanet Grace
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:766-75. 2005..Multifactorial measures (ROCF, Trails B) were useful in distinguishing safe from unsafe drivers in both patient groups...
- HIV infection affects parietal-dependent spatial cognition: evidence from mental rotation and hierarchical pattern perceptionPernille J Olesen
Department of Women and Child Health, Astrid Lindgren s Children s Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Behav Neurosci 121:1163-73. 2007..These findings indicate that the detrimental effects of HIV on cognition appear even in asymptomatic individuals and affect diverse visuospatial functions that depend upon the integrity of parietal brain regions...
- Frontostriatal circuits are necessary for visuomotor transformation: mental rotation in Parkinson's diseaseMelissa M Amick
Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Neuropsychologia 44:339-49. 2006..Moreover, frontostriatal motor systems and the parietal lobes play a necessary role during the mental rotation of hands, which requires integrating visuospatial cognition with motor imagery...
- Computerized maze navigation and on-road performance by drivers with dementiaBrian R Ott
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 21:18-25. 2008..Measurement of maze task performance appears to be useful in the assessment of older drivers at risk for hazardous driving...
- Non-motor aspects of Parkinson's diseaseLeora L Borek
Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
CNS Spectr 11:541-54. 2006..The phenomenology, pathology, and treatment of the behavioral symptoms of Parkinson's disease will be discussed...
- Visual processing of rapidly presented stimuli is normalized in Parkinson's disease when proximal stimulus strength is enhancedMelissa M Amick
Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Vision Res 43:2827-35. 2003..These results suggest that putatively slowed processing in PD may be an artifact of reduced signal strength arising from depletion of dopamine in retina or cortical visual areas...