Evaluation of EEG spectralfeatures in Alzheimer disease discrimination Conference Paper uri icon


  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is considered one of the most disabling diseases and it has a high prevalence in developed countries. It is as well the most common cause of dementia and it affects particularly the elderly. The current AD diagnosis accuracy is relatively low. It is therefore necessary to optimize the methods for AD detection. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an inexpensive and noninvasive technique, that is able to record the electromagnetic fields produced by the brain activity. It has shown in the recent past a growing quality of the contribution to show brain disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the individual and combined power of several EEG features in AD discrimination. 95.00% of sensitivity, 100.00% of specificity, 97.06% of accuracy and 0.98 of AUC were the best classification results obtained in this work.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013