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Pre-morbid intelligence level is routinely assessed in Alzheimer's disease using the National Adult Reading Test (NART). This practice is based on the assumption that pronunciation of irregular words remains unaffected by the disease process. Recent reports have suggested that reading ability may become compromised in moderately demented subjects.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

11/1995

Volume

167

Pages

659 - 662

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alzheimer Disease, Dyslexia, Acquired, Female, Humans, Intelligence, Male, Mental Status Schedule, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Psychometrics