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In the last decade, several reports suggest that oestrogen replacement therapy (ORT=ERT=estrogen replacement therapy) might prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease. Oestrogens influence and modulate brain structure and brain function. There are substantial arguments that the postmenopausal oestrogen loss might, together with other factors, accelerate the(More)
This report describes the case of a 61-year-old female schizophrenic patient with status post-frontal lobotomy some 35 years ago with prominent paranoid delusions. This woman developed severe catatonia under medication with a serotonergic/dopaminergic neuroleptic, risperidone, at a dose of up to 5 mg daily. The catatonic disorder was dose-dependent and(More)
PURPOSE At the General Hospital in Thun (Switzerland) a memory clinic was established in 1999. METHOD The first 55 cases (30 females and 25 males) were statistically analysed as a part of internal quality management. The patients were examined using a usual assessment including physical and psychiatric examination, blood and neuropsychological testing(More)
In addition to diagnostically decisive cognitive problems, behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) are frequent among people with dementia, including sexually related behavioural problems. This paper provides an overview on the state of knowledge about these problems. Research on this topic is hampered by the absence of unanimous definitions,(More)
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