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The identification of cognitive subtypes in Alzheimer's disease dementia using latent class analysis
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    Re:New Insights on AD: Comment on The identification of cognitive subtypes in Alzheimer's disease dementia using latent class analysis

    Thank you for your enthusiasm for our study, and for your questions.

    In our opinion, an extensive neuropsychological test battery is mandatory for diagnosis of probable AD dementia. An MMSE score alone is not sufficient for the assessment of cognitive impairment.

    We used MMSE as indicator for disease severity, within our sample of already diagnosed probable AD patients. It is an interesting suggestion t...

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    New Insights on AD: Comment on The identification of cognitive subtypes in Alzheimer's disease dementia using latent class analysis
    • Ashima Nehra, Assistant Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Harsimarpreet Kaur, Sakshi Chopra

    We read with interest the recent article published by Scheltens et. al. [1] The article helped us in understanding greater insights about AD dementia. As rightly stated by the authors that one magic bullet will never be found, but different therapeutic agents may benefit different subgroups of patients. The identification and importance of cognitive AD subtypes for making differentiated diagnoses will also help in the fu...

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