Serial position scores as markers of hippocampal-related neuropathological outcomes

Takeaway

  • Primacy scores may serve as markers of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) and hippocampal-related neuropathologies and their comorbidities, and they provide early differentiation between patients with no impairment and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Why this matters

    Serial position effects in verbal memory tests have been investigated as cognitive markers of neuropathologies that result in degradation of integrity in memory systems; serial position effects as markers of AD neuropathologies may aid in earlier diagnosis and treatment.

International Medical Press is a global provider of independent medical education. Its mission is to provide healthcare professionals with high-quality, trusted medical information with the aim of helping optimize patient care.

No responsibility is assumed by International Medical Press for any injury and/or damage to persons or property through negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, International Medical Press recommends that independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made. The opinions expressed do not reflect those of International Medical Press or the sponsor. International Medical Press assumes no liability for any material contained herein.