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James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.001.0001

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Cognition

Cognition

By Andrew D. Lawrence and Barbara J. Sahakian

Chapter:
(p.243) 18 Cognition
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Brain Damage, Brain Repair
Author(s):

James W. Fawcett

Anne E. Rosser

Stephen B. Dunnett

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0018

This chapter aims to outline the role of cognitive testing as an outcome measure in evaluating treatments for dementia, with a particular emphasis on neural transplantation strategies. It begins with a brief overview of issues in the diagnosis of dementia. It then reviews the desirable characteristics of instruments for evaluating dementia treatments, followed by a discussion of one particular battery: that is used in the CAPIT-HD neural transplantation programme, in order to demonstrate the application of the principles of cognitive assessment to a clinical research setting.

Keywords:   cognitive testing, dementia, neural transplantation, cognitive assessment, clinical research setting

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