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One of the disorders that Alzheimer’s patients face is not recognizing those around them, especially relatives.
Researchers have focused their new research on identifying a disorder in the perception of the disease.
Currently, more than five million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, but there is no cure for it and the rate of recovery is worrying.
Studies have shown that imitation is one of the most effective methods of healing patients, but the causes of this disease are much more diverse than previously thought.
Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a study on patients’ facial recognition problems and came up with results.
This is known as holistic perception, in which individual characteristics are not important and the whole picture is important.
In this study, researchers examined two groups of participants; The first group consisted of Alzheimer’s patients and the second group consisted of healthy individuals. The experiment was shown to participants with two groups of face and car photos, one normal and the other inverted. The results in inverted images were similar in both groups, but the selection of normal images in the two groups was significantly different.
Alzheimer’s patients were much slower at recognizing images than healthy people and were much more likely to make mistakes.
Alzheimer’s patients, on the other hand, had no problem recognizing car images, indicating that these images do not require comprehensive processing.
The results showed that impaired facial recognition in Alzheimer’s patients was related to a comprehensive processing disorder.
“This study will not directly lead to a new treatment, but it will improve our understanding of the disease,” the researchers said. It will also be another piece of the puzzle to help patients identify their loved ones and focus on individual facial features.
The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.