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World J Clin Cases. Aug 16, 2016; 4(8): 195-201
Published online Aug 16, 2016. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v4.i8.195
Non-pharmacological intervention for posterior cortical atrophy
Agnès Weill-Chounlamountry, Jorge Alves, Pascale Pradat-Diehl
Agnès Weill-Chounlamountry, Pascale Pradat-Diehl, Département de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation, AP-HP Hôpitaux Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, F-75013 Paris, France
Agnès Weill-Chounlamountry, GRC-UPMC, Handicap Cognitif et Réadaptation, F-75013 Paris, France
Jorge Alves, Center for Evidence-Based NeuroRehabilitation, CEREBRO - Brain Health Center, 4710-409 Braga, Portugal
Pascale Pradat-Diehl, Laboratoire d’Imagerie Biomédicale (LIB), Inserm U1146, Sorbonne Universités UPMC UMCR2 - CNRS UMR7371, F-75013 Paris, France
Author contributions: Weill-Chounlamountry A conceptualized the work, performed the article search, collected the data and drafted the initial version of the manuscript; Alves J and Pradat-Diehl P contributed to further revisions of the paper; all authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript before submission.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Jorge Alves, PhD, Center for Evidence-Based NeuroRehabilitation, CEREBRO - Brain Health Center, Rua Nova de Santa Cruz 317, 4710-409 Braga, Portugal. jorge.alves@cerebro.org.pt
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Received: January 13, 2016
Peer-review started: January 15, 2016
First decision: April 15, 2016
Revised: April 26, 2016
Accepted: May 17, 2016
Article in press: May 27, 2016
Published online: August 16, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Non-pharmacological interventions remain scarcely explored as therapies for posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). Preliminary evidence suggests the potential of cognitive rehabilitation and psychoeducation. There is a need for randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of non-pharmacological approaches in PCA.