Josep Garre-Olmo

Learn More
AIMS To compare care recipient and caregiver perceptions of quality of life in patients (QoL-p) with Alzheimer's disease (AD). To identify associated factors, and the concordances-discrepancies. METHOD Cross-sectional analytic study of 236 patients and their carers using the Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease (QoL-AD) scale, socio-demographic data and(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of early-onset dementia (EOD) and to compare the clinical characteristics of EOD vs late-onset dementia (LOD) in a geographically defined area. METHODS We used data from the Registry of Dementia of Girona (ReDeGi), an epidemiologic surveillance system of dementia. The ReDeGi is a standardized clinical registry of new(More)
BACKGROUND Research into burden among spouse and adult-child caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease has generated contradictory results as regards the group which suffers the greatest burden and the factors underlying any differences. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to identify and compare the factors associated with caregiver burden(More)
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are frequently observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and affect more than 80% of patients over the course of AD. The goal of this study was to establish a model for grouping the symptoms of BPSD into clinical syndromes. Over a 24-month period, an observational study was conducted using a population of(More)
The objective of this paper was to assess the prevalence, incidence, persistence, and risk and mortality factors for Apathy Syndrome in Alzheimer's disease (ASAD) in a clinical sample. This was a cohort study of 491 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly (CAMDEX), the Neuropsychiatric(More)
AIMS We outline a proposal for the structural and functional features needed to develop a registry of dementias which can be used to collect standardised information that is both reliable and valid concerning cases of dementia in the specialised health care centres within a particular geographical area. DEVELOPMENT Due to the shortage of information about(More)
BACKGROUND Drug consumption in the general population is concentrated in the elderly. The aim of this study was to assess the pharmacological profile of elderly people 75 years of age and older, to assess the relationship with the cognitive function and the variables associated with drug consumption. METHODS This is an epidemiological, cross-sectional,(More)
OBJECTIVES Anosognosia is the lack of deficit awareness, and it is a common symptom in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between anosognosia and caregiver burden. METHODS This was a cross-sectional, analytical study of patients who were diagnosed with AD and their caregivers. Anosognosia was(More)
OBJECTIVE Data in the literature show different estimates of the prevalence of depression in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) when different classification systems are used. This study describes the prevalence and clinical features of depression in AD based on five different depression classification systems. METHODS This was a cross-sectional,(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and predictors of functional status and disability of elderly people have been studied in several European countries including Spain. However, there has been no population-based study incorporating the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework as the basis for assessing disability. The(More)