Symposia & free papers   -  Seventeen symposia and six paper sessions. They included:    
     

Paper session 2: Memory

chaired by
Albert Postma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amir Poreh

Amir Poreh

Bridging the gap between modern neuroscience and the clinical assessment of memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fofi Constantinidou

Factors implicated in age-related decline of verbal learning among healthy adults and patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Education and primary memory capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mieke Verfaellie

Medial temporal lobe contribution to short-term memory for faces

 

Muireann Irish

The neural substrates of recent and remote autobiographical memory - insights from frontotemporal dementia

 
     
     

Symposium 6:
Validation of the NIH Toolbox in individuals with neurologial impairments and disabilities

chaired by David Tulsky

Weintraub, S., Dikmen, S. S., Heaton, R. K., Tulsky, D. S., Zelazo, P. D., Bauer, P. J. et al. (2013). Cognition assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology, 80, S54-S64.
Cognition is 1 of 4 domains measured by the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIH-TB), and complements modules testing motor function, sensation, and emotion. On the basis of expert panels, the cognition subdomains identified as most important for health, success in school and work, and independence in daily functioning were Executive Function, Episodic Memory, Language, Processing Speed, Working Memory, and Attention. Seven measures were designed to tap constructs within these subdomains. The instruments were validated in English, in a sample of 476 participants ranging in age from 3 to 85 years, with representation from both sexes, 3 racial/ethnic categories, and 3 levels of education. This report describes the development of the Cognition Battery and presents results on test-retest reliability, age effects on performance, and convergent and discriminant construct validity. The NIH-TB Cognition Battery is intended to serve as a brief, convenient set of measures to supplement other outcome measures in epidemiologic and longitudinal research and clinical trials. With a computerized format and national standardization, this battery will provide a "common currency" among researchers for comparisons across a wide range of studies and populations
 
The symposium 6 team:    

   

David Tulsky, Shawn McClintock, Allen Heinemann, Richard Gershon, & Erin Bigler

   
     

 

Paper session 3: Dementia               included:    

Ben Schmand

MRI and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers do not not improve accuracy of diagnosis of Alzheimers disease following a brief memory test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Özgül Uysal-Bozkir

The Cross-Cultural Dementia Screening (CCD): A new dementia screening battery for non-western migrant elders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
     
 
Symposium 7: The non-unitariness of anosognosia in dementia   chair: Robin Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Rosen

 

Howard Rosen

Anosognosia in frontotemporal dementia vs. Alzheimer's disease: A window nto the mechanisms of self-appraisal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  

 

Robin Morris: Anosognosia correlates of emotional reactivity in people with Alzheimer's disease to viewing emotional film material including that depicting Alzheimer's disease

 

Daniel Mograbi: Short- and long-term implicit adaptation in AD despite performance anosognosia

 

Christine Bastin: Dorsomedial prefrontal metabolism and unawareness of current characteristics of personality traits in Alzheimer's disease

 

Sarah Genon: Specific impairment of metacognitive judgements for episodic memories in Alzheimer's disease: the role of the hippocampus

   

Symposium 7 team: Robin Morris, Howard Rosen, Sarah Genon, Daniel Mograbi, & Christine Bastin

   
     
     
Symposium 9: Social cognition in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions.  Chair: Olivier Piguet    

Julie Snowden

Drawing inferences in frontotemporal dementia and Huntington's disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Teresa Torralva

Comparative neuropsychology of behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia and bipolar disorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

Muireann Irish

Elucidating the neural correlates of Theory of Mind deficits in neurodegenerative disorders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Olivier Piguet

Loss of empathy and its effect on carers of patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimers disease

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Social cognition in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium 9 team:    
   

Muireann Irish, Olivier Piguet, Julie Snowden, & Teresa Torralva

   
     
Photographs: Anders Gade