Science University Research Symposium (SURS)

Cognitive Deficiencies Within Three Dementias: Alzheimer’s, Fronto-Temporal, and Lewy Body

Publication Date

Winter 12-2022


Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of


Psychological Science, Department of

SURS Faculty Advisor

Micheal Oliver PhD

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


Profiling dementia for those that have it is critical now more than ever. Around forty-seven million people worldwide have dementia and establishing a profile to help distinguish the different forms of dementia is the researchers' goal of this study. After gaining access to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center's data, we observed and filtered through data from subjects through five tests: Mini-Mental State Examination, Functional questionnaire, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Neuropsychological Battery Scores. Specifically, we looked at patients with Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, and Lewy Body dementia. Data is still being analyzed; however, we anticipate three outcomes: those with Alzheimer's Disease will score worse on assessments of depression and memory; those with Frontotemporal Dementia will score higher on assessments of apathy and antisocial behavior and lower on assessments of judgment and language; those with Lewy Body Dementia will score worse on assessments of motor skills and visual-spatial tests.

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