Relevance between Alzheimer’s Disease Patients and Normal Subjects Using Go/No-Go Tasks and Alzheimer Assessment ScoresKoji Terasawa1*, Shotaro Misaki1, Yuki Murata1, Toshiaki Watanabe1, Saiki Terasawa2, Masao Okuhara3, Toshie Kobayashi4, Zang Yong5, Koki Nakajima6, Suchinda Jarupat Maruo7 and Keisuke Nakade8
- *Corresponding Author:
- Koji Terasawa
Faculty of Education, Shinshu University
Nagano 380-8544, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 20, 2014; Accepted Date: September 18, 2014; Published Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: Terasawa K, Misaki S, Murata Y, Watanabe T and Terasawa S et al. (2014) Relevance between Alzheimer’s Disease Patients and Normal Subjects Using Go/No-Go Tasks and Alzheimer Assessment Scores. J Child Adolesc Behav 2:162. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000162
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It is a well-known fact that Alzheimer increases with aging. Early detection of Alzheimer has emerged as an important, because it can prevent of further deterioration of the disease. However, early detection is not always easy because of the lack of good methods to identify the early stage of Alzheimer. The screening tests of Alzheimer used around the world. These tests are relatively time-consuming, difficult and distressing for Alzheimer patients. We consider whether go/no-go task can become the screening test of the Alzheimer patient in future. This study compared results of the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the go/no-go task for between Alzheimer disease patients and normal subjects. The average reaction time and number of total error of go/no-go task that Alzheimer patients were significantly higher than among the normal subjects. About correlation with MMSE and the go/no-go task, 6 items of MMSE had correlations of 4 or more test results concerning response time, forgets and mistakes of go/no-go tasks. These characteristics suggest that there is a possibility that go/no-go tasks could be applied as a measuring method when screening for early signs of Alzheimer.