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Patients With Alzheimer’s Found Less Sensitive To Perceiving Thermal Pain
Dec 15, 2016
The researchers conducted a cross-sectional study, in which 40 adults with AD and 40 adults without the disease were compared on their psychophysical responses to various levels of thermal stimuli. The two groups were similar in median age (AD, 75 years; control, 70 years) and equally matched in terms of sex, with 20 women and 20 men in each group. The participants were selected from a sample of 97 people who were completing a larger study of mechanisms underlying AD-related alterations in pain responsiveness....