Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Complicating the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Report

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Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are increasingly recognized as a core element of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, clinicians still consider AD primarily as a cognitive disorder. We describe a case in which the underrecognition of NPS as part of AD resulted in substantial delay of an AD diagnosis, a wrong psychiatric diagnosis, and the organization of inappropriate care. The aim of this paper is to acknowledge NPS as an (early) manifestation of AD and to suggest features that may point toward underlying AD in older adults with late-life behavioral changes.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Willem S. Eikelboom
  • Jeroen G.J. Van Rooij
  • Esther Van Den Berg
  • Michiel Coesmans
  • Lize C. Jiskoot
  • Ellen Singleton
  • Rik Ossenkoppele
  • John C. Van Swieten
  • Harro Seelaar
  • Janne M. Papma
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Erasmus University Medical Center
  • VU University Medical Center
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1363-1369
Antal sidor7
TidskriftJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volym66
Utgivningsnummer4
StatusPublished - 2018 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa