A cross-sectional study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in 435 patients with Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Craig2005ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in 435 patients with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={David Craig and Ajay Mirakhur and Dominic J Hart and Stephen P. McIlroy and Anthony Peter Passmore},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={460-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are associated with significant patient and caregiver distress and increased likelihood of institutionalization. We attempted to characterize in detail these symptoms and the distress they cause to caregivers. METHODS Patients with probable AD were assessed with the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE), Functional Assessment Staging (FAST), and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory With Caregiver Distress (NPI-D). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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