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Alterations in eye movements – an early indication of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have suggested that alterations in eye movements when reading could be linked to impairments in working memory and an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease according to a new study in the [s]Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology[/s]. [s]Medical Xpress[/s] reports that the study, recorded at the [b]Universidad Nacional del Sur[/b], Argentina, focused on the eye movements of a group of 18 patients with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease given the visual stimulus of sentences in Spanish designed to represent a large variety of grammatical structures. The researchers note that when patients with early Alzheimer's disease are performing tasks such as reading and writing, certain movement coordination and planning difficulties that may be present are commonly unnoticed.

[link url=http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-eye-movement-early-indicator-alzheimer.html]Full Medical Xpress report[/link]
[link url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13803395.2014.892060]JCEN full research[/link]

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