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Dementias pp 195-221 | Cite as

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia Patients

  • S. T. Chen
  • J. L. Cummings

Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms and alterations are common and diverse in scope in the dementias. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is associated with agitation, psychosis, personality changes, and depression [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Vascular dementia (VaD) is accompanied by apathy, depression, and lability [7, 8, 9]. Frontotemporal dementias (FTD) produce apathy, euphoria, irritability, and disinhibition [7, 8, 9, 10]. Depression and anxiety are associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients [11, 12]. Mood changes, personality changes, and psychosis are observed in Huntington’s disease (HD) [13].

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Neuropsychiatric Symptom Dementia Patient Senile Dementia Geriatr Psychiatry Demented Patient 
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