Relationship Between Dementia Severity and Visual Function

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-107
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Audrey H. Gutherie
Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center

Ronald A. Schuchard
Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory University

Lauren Beacham
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Yuliya Gritsay
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Anna B. Moore
Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory University

We assessed visual functioning and dementia severity in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, patients at risk for AD, and matched controls. Results revealed an association between dementia severity and visual processing of low contrast, low luminance stimuli. Low contrast, low luminance acuity may be used as an indicator of incipient AD.

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Daniel Kahneman