Apathy and depressive mood in nursing home patients with early-onset dementia.

@article{Leontjevas2009ApathyAD,
  title={Apathy and depressive mood in nursing home patients with early-onset dementia.},
  author={Ruslan Leontjevas and Susan van Hooren and Wim Waterink and Ans Mulders},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={341-8}
}
The study explored whether apathy and depressive mood symptoms (DMS) are related to cognitive and functional features of dementia in 63 nursing home (NH) residents with early-onset dementia (EOD). All EOD residents from one NH (n = 41) and a random sample from another NH were assessed for depressive symptoms (Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale [MADRS]), apathy (Neuropsychiatric Inventory [NPI]), global cognitive functions (Mini-Mental State Examination [MMSE]), activities of daily living… CONTINUE READING