Sarah Tomaszewski Farias

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Everyday cognition in older adults: associations with neuropsychological performance and structural brain imaging
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:430-41. 2013
  2. pmc Maximal brain size remains an important predictor of cognition in old age, independent of current brain pathology
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1758-68. 2012
  3. pmc Idea density measured in late life predicts subsequent cognitive trajectories: implications for the measurement of cognitive reserve
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:677-86. 2012
  4. pmc The measurement of everyday cognition: development and validation of a short form of the Everyday Cognition scales
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 7:593-601. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: acute change in event frequency after presentation of the diagnosis
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Epilepsy Treatment Center, Department of Neurology, University of California Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 4:424-9. 2003
  6. pmc Longitudinal changes in memory and executive functioning are associated with longitudinal change in instrumental activities of daily living in older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 23:446-61. 2009
  7. pmc Demographic, neuropsychological, and functional predictors of rate of longitudinal cognitive decline in Hispanic older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:440-50. 2011
  8. pmc MCI is associated with deficits in everyday functioning
    Sarah T Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:217-23. 2006
  9. pmc Degree of discrepancy between self and other-reported everyday functioning by cognitive status: dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy elders
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Public Health, University of California Davis, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:827-34. 2005
  10. pmc Everyday functioning in relation to cognitive functioning and neuroimaging in community-dwelling Hispanic and non-Hispanic older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:342-54. 2004

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Publications27

  1. pmc Everyday cognition in older adults: associations with neuropsychological performance and structural brain imaging
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:430-41. 2013
    ..The pattern of associations varied somewhat as a function of diagnosis. Episodic memory and HC had more consistent associations with the ECog domains in older adults with MCI/dementia than in cognitively normal elderly...
  2. pmc Maximal brain size remains an important predictor of cognition in old age, independent of current brain pathology
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1758-68. 2012
    ..Results suggest maximal brain development and measures of brain injury/atrophy jointly contribute to cognitive function in older people...
  3. pmc Idea density measured in late life predicts subsequent cognitive trajectories: implications for the measurement of cognitive reserve
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:677-86. 2012
    ..The present study examined whether ID measured in late life continues to predict the trajectory of cognitive change...
  4. pmc The measurement of everyday cognition: development and validation of a short form of the Everyday Cognition scales
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 7:593-601. 2011
    ..Neuropsychology 2008;22:531-44], an informant-rated questionnaire designed to detect cognitive and functional decline...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: acute change in event frequency after presentation of the diagnosis
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Epilepsy Treatment Center, Department of Neurology, University of California Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 4:424-9. 2003
    ..Long-term follow-up is needed to determine if such feedback alters the course of the disorder...
  6. pmc Longitudinal changes in memory and executive functioning are associated with longitudinal change in instrumental activities of daily living in older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 23:446-61. 2009
    ..Findings indicate that declines in MEM and EXEC over time make unique and independent contributions to declines in older adults' ability to function in daily life...
  7. pmc Demographic, neuropsychological, and functional predictors of rate of longitudinal cognitive decline in Hispanic older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:440-50. 2011
    ..This study evaluated which baseline demographic, neuropsychological, and functional variables were most strongly associated with future longitudinal decline in global cognitive function...
  8. pmc MCI is associated with deficits in everyday functioning
    Sarah T Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:217-23. 2006
    ..The current findings suggest that individuals with MCI demonstrate deficits in a wide range of everyday functions but that the magnitude of these changes is greatest for those functional abilities that rely heavily on memory...
  9. pmc Degree of discrepancy between self and other-reported everyday functioning by cognitive status: dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy elders
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Public Health, University of California Davis, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:827-34. 2005
    ..In this study we examined whether degree of discrepancy between patient and informant-reported everyday functioning was associated with cognitive status...
  10. pmc Everyday functioning in relation to cognitive functioning and neuroimaging in community-dwelling Hispanic and non-Hispanic older adults
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:342-54. 2004
    ..The relationships between cognitive variables and functional status, as well as between the imaging variables and the IQCODE, did not differ across language-ethnic groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint The relationship between neuropsychological performance and daily functioning in individuals with Alzheimer's disease: ecological validity of neuropsychological tests
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of California, Davis 4860 Y Street, Suite 3900, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 18:655-72. 2003
    ..The findings provide evidence of a relationship between neuropsychological test performance and ADLs in an Alzheimer disease patient population...
  12. pmc Progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia in clinic- vs community-based cohorts
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, 4860 Y St, Ste 3700, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:1151-7. 2009
    ..Annual conversion rates, however, vary across different studies with clinic samples showing higher rates of conversion than community-based samples...
  13. pmc Heterogeneity of cognitive trajectories in diverse older persons
    Dan Mungas
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:606-19. 2010
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  14. pmc Measuring cognitive reserve based on the decomposition of episodic memory variance
    Bruce R Reed
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Brain 133:2196-209. 2010
    ..Decomposing the variance in cognitive function scores offers a promising new approach to the measure and study of cognitive reserve...
  15. pmc The measurement of everyday cognition (ECog): scale development and psychometric properties
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, CA 95817, USA
    Neuropsychology 22:531-44. 2008
    ..Different subtypes of MCI also showed different patterns. Results suggest the ECog shows promise as a useful tool for the measurement of general and domain-specific everyday functions in the elderly...
  16. pmc Age and education effects on relationships of cognitive test scores with brain structure in demographically diverse older persons
    Dan Mungas
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacremento, CA 95817, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:116-28. 2009
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  17. pmc Cognitive and neuroimaging predictors of instrumental activities of daily living
    Deborah A Cahn-Weiner
    Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0138, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:747-57. 2007
    ..Perhaps executive function is particularly important with respect to maintaining IADLs. Alternatively, executive dysfunction may be a sentinel event indicating widespread cortical involvement and poor prognosis...
  18. pmc Demographic predictors of cognitive change in ethnically diverse older persons
    Dawnte R Early
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis
    Psychol Aging 28:633-45. 2013
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  19. doi request reprint Neuropsychological assessment in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
    Sharelle Baldwin
    University of California Davis Health System, Department of Neurology, Sacramento, California, USA
    Curr Protoc Neurosci . 2009
    ..This unit reviews the major cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with AD, and the practical application of current neuropsychological procedures used to assess these deficits...
  20. pmc Dementia in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS): comparison with Alzheimer's disease
    Andreea L Seritan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:1138-44. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to outline the neuropsychiatric profile in FXTAS and the correlation of genetic markers with the progression and severity of cognitive loss...
  21. doi request reprint Longitudinal trajectories of everyday function by diagnostic status
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis
    Psychol Aging 28:1070-5. 2013
    ..Change in functional impairment progressed slowly in the early disease groups, but showed an accelerated worsening in those converting to dementia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pyridoxine-dependent seizures and cognition in adulthood
    Kathleen Baynes
    Department of Neurology, Center for Neurosciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:782-5. 2003
    ..The similarity of the structural changes on MRI and the cognitive profile of this patient to those of others reported in the literature suggest that the underlying mechanism for both may be the same...
  23. doi request reprint Determination of prevalence of depression in an epilepsy clinic using a brief DSM-IV-based self-report questionnaire
    Nicole A Seminario
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 15:362-6. 2009
    ..One-half of patients with scores consistent with major depression were not on antidepressant medication. The brevity of the PHQ-9 is conducive to routine screening of patients with epilepsy...
  24. pmc Criterion-referenced validity of a neuropsychological test battery: equivalent performance in elderly Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites
    Dan Mungas
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:620-30. 2005
    ..Object naming improved discrimination of CIND from demented beyond that of verbal memory alone. These results provide evidence of equivalent validity across Hispanics and Whites...
  25. pmc Neuropsychiatric symptoms are associated with disability in cognitively impaired Latino elderly with and without dementia: results from the Sacramento Area Latino study on Aging
    Ladson Hinton
    Department of Psychiatry and Alzheimer s Disease Center, University of California, CA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:102-8. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between neuropsychiatric symptoms burden and disability in cognitively impaired older Latinos...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improvement in seizure control and quality of life in medically refractory epilepsy patients converted from polypharmacy to monotherapy
    Sarah Pirio Richardson
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3700, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 5:343-7. 2004
    ..Conversion to monotherapy in patients with MRE may be successful in achieving a reduction in seizure frequency and an improvement in quality-of-life parameters. A prospective, randomized trial is necessary to validate these findings...
  27. doi request reprint The independent contributions of cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms to everyday function in older adults
    Lauren A Rog
    a VeteransAffairs Northern California Health Care System, Martinez, CA, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 28:215-36. 2014
    ..Thus, a somewhat different set of factors may be associated with functional status across various clinical groups. ..

Research Grants5

  1. Measurement & Prediction of Everyday Function Dementia
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Measures of disability and preliminary assessment of handicap will also be included to examine the relationship between the different levels functional change set forth in the model. ..
  2. Understanding the Pathway to Functional Disability in Alzheimer's disease
    Sarah Tomaszewski Farias; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Understanding how disability develops in AD will have far reaching applications to public health, preventative medicine, and treatment development, and will also have important implications for the individualized care of patients. ..
  3. Understanding the Pathway to Functional Disability in Alzheimer's disease
    SARAH E TOMASZEWSKI FARIAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding how disability develops in AD will have far reaching applications to public health, preventative medicine, and treatment development, and will also have important implications for the individualized care of patients. ..
  4. Understanding the Pathway to Functional Disability in Alzheimer's disease
    SARAH E TOMASZEWSKI FARIAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
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