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Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2013, 7 4

Author: Ricardo Nitrini

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Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 demneuropsy@uol.com.br Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil Nitrini, Ricardo Editorial Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
7, núm.
4, octubre-diciembre, 2013, pp.
361-362 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=339530369001 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Editorial Dement Neuropsychol 2013 December;7(4):361-362 Editorial In the December 2013 issue I n this issue of Dementia & Neuropsychologia, we are publishing one review, ten original papers, one case report and the first paper inaugurating the History Note section of the journal, which shall be edited by Prof.
Eliasz Engelhardt. Brucki reviewed the epidemiology of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Brazil concluding that Brazilian data remain scarce hampering comparisons with other countries.
Her findings should prompt investigators to undertake and publish investigations on the epidemiology of MCI in Brazil. Batista et al.
investigated the test-retest reliability of tests of the Brazilian version of the CERAD battery.
Better retest scores were observed with a 20day interval, suggesting that retest should be applied after longer intervals or by using alternate forms of the tests. Foss et al.
evaluated the performance of middleaged and elderly Brazilian on the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (DRS) to propose norms for improving the diagnostic accuracy of this scale.
Age and educational level were taken into account as these two factors have strong correlation with DRS scores. Silagi et al.
investigated the effects of social exposure on communication in the elderly.
The authors found that sociodemographic features ...





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