The Contribution of Allocentric Impairments to the Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

Giuseppe Riva, Silvia Serino, Francesca Morganti, Desirèe Colombo

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Abstract

An early decline in navigation abilities is one of the first sign of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). More specifically, it has been suggested that allocentric impairments contribute significantly to this pathological decline. In this vein, the objective of the current work was to investigate the contribution of different spatial abilities involved in navigation (including allocentric ones) to the cognitive decline. Thirty elderly participated in the study, divided into two groups: Fifteen cognitively healthy aged individuals and fifteen individuals with AD. Our results showed that patients with AD performed significantly poorer in almost all tests evaluating spatial abilities in comparison to cognitively healthy aged individuals. Interestingly, we found that the allocentric abilities were the only significant predictor of the cognitive decline. Overall, these results suggested the primary role of allocentric impairments in contributing to the cognitive pathological decline.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Pagine84-91
Numero di pagine8
Volume253
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018
Evento7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018 - usa
Durata: 9 gen 201810 gen 2018

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeLECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

Convegno

Convegno7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018
Cittàusa
Periodo9/1/1810/1/18

Keywords

  • Allocentric abilities
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Spatial navigation
  • Virtual Reality

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