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Neurol Clin. 2000 Nov;18(4):829-46.

Neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease: characteristics and treatment.

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Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095-1769, USA.

Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in Alzheimer's disease. Personality changes, mood disturbance, and psychosis are frequently seen and may coexist in the same patient. Neuropsychiatric symptoms may signal the onset of disease and often fluctuate and recur. These symptoms are associated with a more rapid cognitive and functional decline that can lead to institutionalization. Cholinergic therapy, disease-modifying therapy, and psychotropic medications can improve these symptoms.

PMID:
11072263
DOI:
10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70228-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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